oh god is there a Paintool SAI 101 crash course out there, what am I doing
ahmerst asked: Also quick question, may I ask about what materials you used for the mask, and also how you did the heart symbol? Both are so cool and I'd be really interested in learning about the process you went through for it. If you have a post about it already and I didn't see it, I apologize for that, haha.
Sure thing!! I used a wire-modeling mesh, it’s like a craft metal mesh you can get at Jo-Anns (or any craft-store really) for the base. I basically used the whole sheet which was about 12 x 24 inches and folded it in half and then just made a general mask shape. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Pliers/ wire cutters help a lot. I poked eye holes and bent back the excess wire to the inside of the mask. Then over top I used ultra-light sculpey, which is amazing. It bakes really tough and it’s as it says, light! Perfect for masks. I sanded it down pretty well (medium grit, after it was cooled off) and then used watered-down acrylics to add slight grunge. Afterwords, I built up areas with foamies/ foam where I didn’t want the mask to press on my face, and glued it down with hot glue. then put down elastic, then covered all the foamies/ elastic/ mess with felt so it looked clean (and so no mesh would be poking my face)
The heart symbol I made a stencil and used “simply spray” soft fabric paint spray, it comes in a can. Then when that was relatively dry I sprayed a puddle of it on a paper plate and watered it down so I can make the areas around the heart blotchy with a brush. The grunge is regular fabric dye and some watered-down acrylic!
Hope that helps!! :) let me know if you have any other questions
lenalis asked: Ah! I am so glad we found your tumblr! Ahmerst snapped the shot and I was with her as she did (I was Mom Lalonde standing with a Four Aces Suited Dave at the time), but I wanted to tell you personally how much I enjoyed your Zacharie cosplay goshhhh just the perfect blend of run ragged and scuffed up. Very glad I got to see you in person, even if I stood off to the side as she got the picture
ah, thank you ;; w ;; I’m glad you liked it!! I remember you guys, eheh
ahmerst asked: Thank you for letting me know who you are! Just tagged you in the original post now. You're seriously a great cosplayer and looked all kinds of rad, thank you very much for letting me take your photo (I think I accidentally interrupted you while you were on the phone so sorry about that, haha).
shucks, thanks a lot!!
and I was just derpin around on my phone hahah, no problem!!
finally home from Acen, and despite being cripplingly shy as always I met up with Tarte, Duckie, Yuj, and Monica! Everyone was radiantly awesome and sweet ;; w ;;
short post, time for bed….