Look at his right arm. The shaking, the inability to stand still, the dark shadows under his eyes, they’re all tell-tale signs of an addict. I just can’t get over how stunning Jared was during that arc. He shone so much and he finally got some deserved credit!
Ever have trouble finding boots in the right color? Tried spray-painting them and ended up with a dry, cracked mess?
A fantastic friend recently advised me to paint leather boots (and any other leather goods) with floral paint. This is a spray paint that is light and flexible enough to use on live flowers. Above are the Poison Ivy boots I painted for a friend, which turned out fantastic.
One thing though: Wear them while you paint them, and maybe stretch your foot around in between coats. I didn’t think of this, and while the paint did not crack at all, it started to split where the boots were stretched from walking. Next time I paint some boots, I’ll let you know if I was able to fix this problem.
The paint I used is called Design Master, and you can find it at Michael’s or Joann Fabrics. In the stores near me, Michael’s had a better selection of colors and a slightly better price, but that may not be true everywhere. This color is “Holiday Green.”
Great alternative to spray rubber and plasti-dip or bootcovers, and cheaper than leather paint! Reminder that Michaels and JoAnns both frequently offer 50% off coupons and will match competitor coupons and offers!!
Theme // Werewolves
Film: Van Helsing
re: van helsing werewolves
These werewolves are my favorite cinematic ones to date, for real. You look at these guys and think “WOAH SHIT MAN-WOLVES THEY ARE GOING TO EAT ME AND TEAR OUT MY LIVER”
they are big enough to be scary and they move like monsters, too. my one gripe has always been a lack of tails because tails are fun but they are still awesome especially considering how low-budget this film was
the rest of the movie is campy as hell but WEREWOLVES
this movie is a huge guilty pleasure of mine
re-re: van helsing werewolves
Not only do i agree with the statement above about these low budget walves being totally fucking badass but wow can we also talk about how they transformed from man to beast and beast to man?!????
There are different ways to interpret the transformation of man to unholy beast/creature but for me this has to be the best one yet! usually its the classic over growing limbs and sudden hair growth from hair follicles but in Van Helsing…..holy shit when you turn into a werewolf you fucking tear off your fucking flesh off revealing/releasing the evil you are becoming like holllly shiiiiiit!!!!
idk about anyone else but you physically ripping out of your skin and tearing away pieces of yourself while you twist your bones and grow into a huge bad ass werewolf is pretty fucking metal ok
can a wide-release, big studio movie with Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale in it really be considered low budget?
How to cast using hot glue as an alternative to resin casting
(useful in things like Thorin Oakenshield or Fili cosplays where there are a lot of the same pieces)
- fast (3-4 minute hardening time)
- can be painted
-can form bubbles easily during process
- will require cleaning up by trimming the edges with scissors
- chance of burning
- not completely hard- will have some flex
Sculpey/Fimo/oven bake clay ($2 for a small brick)
Sculpey Moldmaker clay ($10 for 8 oz bricks)
Mold release ($11 for 4 oz… will last a long time though)
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks (less than $7 for a large bag at Lowe’s)
Acrylic paint ($2 for a bottle)
- Model what you need to cast out of oven-bake clay (Sculpey, Fimo, etc) and bake it according to instructions (pic 1)
- Using Sculpey Moldmaker clay (get the Super Elasticlay type), make a mold according to instructions (brush the model with corn starch/talcum powder, press into clay, remove) (pictures 2-5)
- Bake according to instructions
- Using some sort of mold release, spray the now-baked mold. (pic 6)
- Fill the mold with hot glue, keeping the nozzle low to the mold to limit bubbles. There will still be some bubbles, but use the nozzle of the gun to pop the big ones. More will pop in the freezer (pic 7)
- Put the mold + hot glue in the freezer for 3-4 minutes (pic 8)
- Peel the hot glue out of the mold (pic 9)
- Trim the edges with scissors if needed (not pictured)
- Paint, and you’re done! (pic 10)
Pictures of the Moldmaker clay and the mold release I used: