LOL Well nobody replied to this thread, but I managed to pull my Crimson Head cosplay off with quite a good success for it's first run.
I am gradually putting up pics on the costume page here
This time round I literally made claws/fingers the day of using newspaper and makeup. It was a bad idea because I would be applying each claw to my finger and it got sloppier and sloppier as I ran out of fingers to use to make more claws out of... Also, my hands were rendered largely unuseable the whole day... so I really need to construct new claws as hands that I can essentially take off and put on as a single piece.
For anyone who does visit here, more pics will come gradually over time.