I am a pro at getting my foot rather securely wedged within my masticator whenever I get an idea.
This can be doubly dangerous when people want something done for free.
The latest challenge is for that Halloween dance thing I allude, construed, and shampooed to. More specifically our club has very little money but they need trophies for the costume section of the costume dance.
So why not make the trophies using all that prop building stuff we want our club to be famous for.
One weekend later and tada! Best Female. Best Male. And Best Terror from beyond the Dark Underworld (or most creative, I forget).
I began with the wood, sawing that into fancy base sizes, sanding it down and nailing a dowel to it.
The heads were a bit tricky. We own a 1 and 1/8th" bit but well plastic and spinning metal do not mix well so I finished off the holes with a combo attack of hot wire and snap blade. And all without losing any fingers!
For the heads I wanted eyeballs, and what better way than clay, polymer clay. I just rolled some balls, stuffed them into the eyesockets to see if they'd fit, popped them in the oven and painted.
Again I used a rather simple dip paper towel in latex that I cut with a lot of water and then place on the skull method:
Again I did latex and paper towels but I wanted to try something a bit different so I decided to see what batting would do.
An eyepatch, gold teeth and some ribbon later and Best Male Costume is done.
But otherwise, whatcha think of the trophies? Would they be worth wearing a costume for?