|Since my low budget head cast worked out quite well I am now going to try at making a body cast. Again reasons are to help me make certain costume prosthetics to custom fit. eg Mystique. But first use will be to help me make a decent boobage prosthetic for Katy Perry cosplay. So must be finished for Feb 2011.|
Complete progress walkthrough will be recorded in the journal and latest stage pics will be updated on the main page.
The plan - is to use the same technique as the head cast to make my body mould, and then I will experiment with different things to see if I can find a lightweight strong material to make the body cast out of. So to make the body mould it will be plaster bandages..
after first application (Posted 5th May 2013)
Working from feet first I managed to cover most of my body. The seperation join lines between front and back were achieved by first taping a thin cardboard flange around my legs and body. This made seperation easy between front and back halfs when it had set. Whilst the mould was on my body it looked all one piece. But when I started getting out of the mould it started to break apart at weak spots. I guess the plaster bandage layers needed to be thicker - I had only used like two layers of bandage.
plaster bandage method (Posted 5th May 2013)
My first attempt to produce a body double involved the Duct Tape Dummy method. Results were very poor, so I abandoned this direction.
Instead I am going to try making a Plaster Bandage Body Mould. And then if this succeds I will make my body cast using the plaster bandage mould. First step buy loads of plaster bandage...