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02-08-2011, 07:03 PM
I am planning to go to a horror convention I am I really wanting to cosplay as The Witch. i have figured out everything else...but the claws. I have seen many different people do many different things. Being rather new to the world of cosplay I came here hoping someone could help me.

So..please help me lol.

02-08-2011, 07:09 PM
I'd probably go with gloves in a close enough color to your skin (or the gray-ish of her skin if you're painting yourself) and then carve acrylic for each claw or mold some epoxy resin for them. Have the tips where they attach to your digits hollowed out and then glue them to the gloves.

Oh, reference pics are nice too... (For future reference.)


Seiten Taisei
02-15-2011, 09:15 AM
Hello! I think can help your trobles of trying to figure out how to make a set of witch claws.
There are differnt ways to make them and experiment with them as much as you like.

The cheapest would me Aluminum (tin foil) claws. Basicly take kitchen foil and shape it around your fingers and out to create the claws. from there use glue from a hot glue gun to reinforce it before you paint it with a red base color and a water down black paint to give it that finished grim look.

You can go a paper mache route as well, use the base of the foil before thickening the claws with paper mache. paint it.

(this next one I am making a tutorial for)
Personally, I use small card board tubes that you can find at a party store. (the party blowers). I make a diagnal cut at the tip and bend the tube to look like the claws she had. Using Hot Glue at the joints to keep them bent some. The paper part, I kept some of the paper at the base to have something to hold onto and slip over the tips of the figures.

Once they are done, I use spray paint primer to go over it. Let it dry. Then coat it with a non glossy red paint, let dry. Lightly spray it with black paint but enough to still see the red. Dry.

To attach, I used electric tape and use temp hair spray color to coat my hands and the tape with the red and then with the black temp hair spray. I find it lasts longer plus it comes out with soap and water.

If you have anymore questions, feel free to pm me!

02-16-2011, 12:02 AM
I made some Witch claws a while back for Halloween (though I'd like to eventually re-make them) using strips of cardboard, a LOT of electrical tape (wrapped to give them a finger-like appearance), and some black Halloween nails for the tips. They looked alright, but using your hands will be a bit difficult.

02-17-2011, 12:54 AM
Do you think buying two sets of these, painting them, cutting them from the hand piece, and finding a way to put them on my hands would work?


Seiten Taisei
02-17-2011, 08:16 AM
It might work.

05-09-2011, 11:45 PM
I'm just using paper mache + tin foil. It's cheap and easy. But make sure the black part of your hands blends into your skin. Use some makeup to blend, instead of having a harsh line where the black acrylic paint ends~!

08-06-2011, 03:59 PM
I realize this is a pretty late comment on this forum but I'm gonna comment anyway c:

I made my witch claws using chinese finger traps that I cut into the right length, cutting the tips into points. And I covered each one with masking tape before dying it with ink.
The finger traps make them stay on your fingers really well c: