View Full Version : Left 4 dead Witch Cosplay help?

02-16-2011, 07:14 PM
Alright, soon I plan on cosplaying the witch (http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090712035647/left4dead/images/2/26/Witchrun.png) from left 4 dead. Can someone help me with the claws please? <3 Thank you~

Seiten Taisei
02-17-2011, 08:16 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!