How to make octoling wigs out of clay?

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#1 Hope4love on 2 years ago

I noticed that some splatoon cosplayers wigs seem to be made out of clay. I tried googling how to do this but I came up with no results. Can anyone explain to me how this process actually works? I would like to try to make Marina's tentacles. Please and thank you

#2 DlGlT on 2 years ago

Can you link to a character reference for Marina, as well as pictures of the cosplays you're trying to imitate?

This person seems to make a foam base, covers it lightly with batting, spandex, then paints with latex (maybe?) before appropriate colors.

This one uses EVA foam cut, shaped, and sanded

Another EVA one

#3 Hope4love on 2 years ago

[QUOTE=DlGlT;5067926]Can you link to a character reference for Marina, as well as pictures of the cosplays you're trying to imitate?[/QUOTE]



These aren't marina but just more examples of clay wigs



#4 DlGlT on 2 years ago

Okay I'm not sure what the first and third are made from, but I'm guessing some sort of armature. (The third is dripping with silicone). The second is spray or upholstery foam covered in (I think) fleece, not clay.

It looks like EVA foam is a popular material for getting the "shape" though. Whether this is covered in clay, fabric, latex, or something else depends on the maker. I imagine clay gets VERY heavy and fragile, though.



Okay! So the third one is insulation foam, layered and cut into shape of each "tentacle" before being smoothed over with something (translation was unclear) and painted. I wouldn't suggest this for Marina as insulation foam is brittle and her tentacles are much longer.

#5 nathancarter on 2 years ago

Short answer: Use upholstery foam, not clay.

Coat it with a wrap of fabric or latex.

If you put it on a wig head while carving, make sure the wig head is about the same size as your own. Most wig heads are a good 1/3 smaller than a person's head.

#6 Hope4love on 2 years ago

Ok, so I'm trying to go the foam method, but can anyone help me out on trying to make a foam wig cap. I already know about this tutorial: [url][/url] but I hoping for something a little more detailed.

#7 DlGlT on 2 years ago

These cover more than you need, but its the same idea