I've got a lot to work with and a short time to work with it, so here goes my story...
OKAY, so I few days ago I decided I would be doing a costume for The Sufferer from Homestuck. WELL I got to work right away on that. I bought some fabric for the cape, went about turning my old black body suit into a massive pair of pants, and got to work on some awesome Sufferer shackles...or so I thought. See, I followed a tutorial that makes them out of cardboard and foam, but I couldn't get the right foam, so I just started working with the cardboard. Then I was supposed to hot glue it together, but my hot gluing skills aren't great, so I just duct taped them together. This epically looked like crap, but I decided to try my own take on making them. COVER THEM BAD BOYS IN CLAY. Well, that was dumb on my part because - while the clay looks magnificent on them wet - they are starting to crack now that they're drying. Now they look even MORE like crap. OBSERVE:
My only thought now is to maybe fill in the cracks once they're completely dry with hot glue, sand them down, and spray paint and clear coat them. Of course, my thinking thus so far has gotten me into this mess. What would you guys suggest?
THEN, my little cousin popped up wanting to be Fionna from Adventure Time. I was happy to help her since it's really not that hard anyway...and then thought, "Well, since it's easy as well, not be Marshall Lee and accompany her?" SO NOW I'M ROPED INTO BEING MARSHALL LEE I GUESS. I figured I needed two costumes for a con in December anyway.
Umf, the only problem now is getting his skin color. I wanna use Ben Nye since I'm far more familiar with it from being a troll for a year. HE HAS ALL THESE DIFFERENT REFS THOUGH. Some look gray, some look blue, and others look green. Which should I choose? And when I do, what color of Ben Nye should I get? I figure I'll have to pull a troll and mix them with white regardless to make them pale enough, but what would be a good base?
Ben Nye makeup
Just let me know what you guys think...I've got my self in a bind. XD Thanks!