08-01-2009, 10:54 PM
I already tried using search, but everytime I clicked on a thread, it said I was forbidden or something like that. So anyway, how would I make Deidara's hand-mouths?
08-02-2009, 04:07 PM
Yay, my 300th post!!!!
A lot of people just draw them on, but I did that, and it looked okay(see picture at left), but when I put my costume in the 'costume critique' forum, people were like, "oh, you should fix the mouths, make them 3D. Use clay or something."
I don't know if that's the most common item used(aside from drawing them on) but I did just that. I bought flesh colored, red, and white Sculpey clay, stared at the pictures of Deidara's handmouths, and sculpted them- but if you do, don't make them really 3D, keep them so that they will lay rather flat against your hands, and contour to your palm shape- or else you won't be able to use your hands, to bend them, to pick anything up, etc. I used red for the tongue, white for the teeth, and a little of the flesh color as a border around the mouth, to transition from the clay to my own skin, so it wouldn't look weird and fake. And you'll need something with a small metal edge to carefully put in details, like the crease in the tongue, and separations in the white to give the illusion of individual teeth- I used a box cutter, but if you aren't good with sharp objects, use something blunter.
Once they were all sculpted, and the different colors carefully molded together at the areas where they had to touch, I glued them to my hands with super glue... it came off just fine at the end of the night, but apparently some people are allergic to it, so I recommend using spirit gum, which is made for the skin, just in case.
And...during the day, no matter how careful you are, or how nicely you contour the mouths to your palms they will get bent and messed up during the day. Be ready for that, and be able to readjust them, or have a friend nearby that knows how you made them and how they should look so they can help you.
I don't have many pictures of them un-mangled, because well, at first I didn't realize they were getting crushed by my hand movements. But you can sorta tell from this picture... http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1670660/
I didn't bake my clay, because I knew it would get bent and mangled and was worried that if it was baked and hardened that true, it wouldn't bend, but worse, it might snap and break, and then what? But truthfully, I don't know if it would. If you'd rather try baking the clay before use, to avoid having to fix the handmouths often, then go for it- but I can't testify to how that will work. It may be better than what I did, or it may be worse, as I feared. I didn't have enough of clay to make a baked set and non-baked set.
08-02-2009, 07:04 PM
I used clay to do mine and they turned out well. Sadly I don't have many good pictures of the cosplay but I will take a picture of it just for you ^_^
It's not actually attached but I just wanted to show you the size of it. If you make it like I did then you hand will pretty much be useless, that is why I only did one :P
Here is what mine looked like (http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6064/003htg.jpg). It was just the top teeth and tongue.