View Full Version : Zukoís Scar W.I.P.

12-16-2012, 06:32 PM
Hey everybody. This is my first time sculpting anything with clay. Iíve made other costume components and accessories before using various methods, pepakura, fiberglass, bondo, vacuum forming, et cetera. However, I had never sculpted and cast anything before. I had wanted to do the costume of Prince Zuko from Avatar The Last Airbender, specifically his season 2 costume when he was working in a Tea Shop.

For Dragon*Con this year, I had made a simple prosthetic using liquid latex and tissue. (Photo by Bryan Humpfrey.)

While I was able to remove the piece intact, and it can be used again in the future, I still wanted to try sculpting it. I figure itís a sort of basic piece that would be good to learn sculpting and casting on. My friend has recently started pulling his own sculpted Joker prosthetics in Silicone, so I figured that would be good for this piece. So, I got myself from sulfur free clay, got everything set up, and started sculpting.

Iím aiming for a piece that will end up being somewhere between realistic and cartoon stylized for the burn. I want something almost like Freddy Kruger, melted, scarred skin, stretched over more raw skin/almost muscular tissue.

12-16-2012, 06:57 PM
That's pretty impressive! Nice work!! :D

12-17-2012, 02:19 AM
Fantastic! I love it when Zuko cosplayers actually have prosthetic, or use putty/latex makeup techniques for his scar.

I love the texture and the details put into the clay. I've never cast anything in silicone (only balloon latex) but im sure it will be great.

12-20-2012, 11:24 AM
Oooh, that's lovely. I've tried a little bit of latex/foam prosthetic casting, but I've settled on single-use pieces for both my Zuko scar and my Na'vi nose. I'm looking forward to seeing your final result!

12-20-2012, 09:17 PM
I ordered my Silicone last night, we'll be casting this up once it arrives.

01-13-2013, 05:27 PM
First successful pull:

Initial painting: