mandag 23. september 2013

Bioshock Splicer Bunny Mask

There is something very interesting about Rapture, so until Burial at Sea launces and I can cosplay Elizabeth as femme fatale I will finally do a splicer costume. 

Lady Smith
I chose to cosplay Lady Smith from Biochock 2 with the Bunny mask, an upper class matron. 


I started off with a cat mask from Panduro and added ears. 

Taped on new ears

Added the battle damage on the side

Smoothed the transition with the new ears using paper mache and a thin layer of all purpose glue. 


And primed it using Gesso. Since this is to be a weathered prop it doesn't matter that it is not completely smooth. Here I have also added details along the eges and around the eye using hot glue gun. (This is a very common technique)

All primed. 

I found an effect paint that would make a crackling effect that I wanted to try. But to use that I had to paint the mask with acryllic paint (which took me even further away from that high gloss finish).

This is the effect paint. First you paint a layer of acryllic paint, let it dry. Then you paint a layer of effect paint and let that dry completely also. Then you paint another layer of acryllic paint. The effect paint will react and subract the layers causing cracks.

This did not work, and only made a soggy mess. So I repainted it white and handpeinted the cracks. For this I used a weathering technique, the result came out a little dark, but I didn't bother to repaint it again. 



Wipe off paint

Add details. Here I have hand painted the cracks and painted all the ornaments and edges gold. 

And some blood (always go for blood). Blood is only watered out dark red acrylic paint splashed on with a brush


Add on the back side too, people will always see you from all angles. 

In true Dexter style I added some blood mist. 



Finish off with a clear coat as to preserve the awesome detailing. 

And Splicer mask is done. 



26 kommentarer:

  1. I love your blog! You are so talented and your tutorials are great! Amazing were the devil horns and zombie teeth too. Hilsen fra Danmark x

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    1. Thank you so much, it is nice to know that my work is appreciated ^_^

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  2. Åhhh!! Ville ha Splicer maske til Halloween og kom tilfeldigvis over bloggen din, tusen takk for en fin gaid! Nå blir det en Pandurotur i pausen på jobb på mandag :>

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    1. Yeay, så flott at jeg kunne hjelpe. Og de kattemaskene var ikke så dyre heller. Lykke til og håper du blir en fantastisk splicer. Hvis du ikke alt har sett det så har jeg nå lagt ut et par bilder på hvordan jeg lagde resten: http://chrixdesign.blogspot.no/2013/10/lady-smith-splicer-cosplay.html

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  3. I absolutely want this mask! Do you think you would take orders to make more?

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    1. That might be possible yes, this is a nice project to do while watching TV ;) Not sure when I will have th time for it, but I can give you a heads up when I do.

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  4. I need a costume for a party in two days and I have everything for this costume except the mask. This actually looks like something I could get done in time. Thanks a lot for sharing your process. I've added your blog to my RSS reader and can't wait to see more. :)

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    1. So cool that my tutorial could help. And I have many more tutorials almost ready to launch, just need some final pics :)

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial! It looks amazing! I look forward to making this in the next few weeks for Halloween. I have found the same mask that you used. I don't suppose you have a template for The ears?

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    1. Halloween will be awesome. But sorry, I don't have a template

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  6. So, you used the hot glue gun to create the gold detail around the ears and eyes..?

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  7. What white paint did you use before you weathered it using the black?

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    1. To get the cracking effect paint to work I had to use acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is easy to apply, but you will see brush strokes. To get it smooth I would maybe spray paint it. (but I don't since I'm making these in mt living room I like to use paint I can safely use indoors, like acrylic) :)

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  8. I used acrylic white paint but when I tried to weather it with the watered down black it soaked it up and couldn't be wiped off, I ended up having to re paint where I had applied the black as it looked awful.

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    1. Was the white paint completely dry when you added the black? That could be one reason for why it is blending. See other tips in next answer

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  9. It still looks good but I do like how you have weathered yours and I was hoping for the same effect, I have a top glaze, maybe if I apply that and try again with the black and see how it turns out. This is my first attempt at making a mask and using paint so I am a total newbie :)

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    1. To be clear, I did not use the cracking effect paint, it did not look good (It says in the tutorial that I repainted it with only white paint). But if you also used only white paint, you could try to weather it by using a brush with really thin grey paint on and brush on the weathering instead of smearing and wiping. Good luck anyways, hope it turnes out ok :)

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  10. Hi! I have to ask... what did you use for the ears?? :3

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    1. Only cardboard (from frozen dinner packaging) then covered with papermache and glue :)

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  11. Wooow, it´s so great! I´ll use this tutorial for my splicer cosplay!! You are awesome!!

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  12. Thank you so much for this tutorial ! I've tried it and the result is awesome !! :D

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  13. hey, i was wandering how you did the blood mist effect?

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    1. The misting was made by using a brittle brush and "flicking" the hairs back while the brush was covered with watered out acrylics. A toothbrush can also work :)

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  14. ahh that's an amazing mask! if it's possible to custom order and have it shipped here (I live in Australia), how much would it cost?

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  15. Hi. At this moment I do not make commission work. But for future reference, Shipping from Norway is very expensive. the shipping alone would be at least 40 USD

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