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.