Xander (Vampire) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

StatusComplete
Worn AtLondon Film and Comic Con 2012


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To go with Leonie Heartilly's Willow and Frederica_La_Noir's Buffy.

Comments

Leonie Heartilly posted on 17 June, 2012 - 21:28
<3

sjbonnar posted on 17 June, 2012 - 23:37
^_^

Numta posted on 18 June, 2012 - 12:23
awesome! Look forward to seeing this dude!

nanahara posted on 18 June, 2012 - 13:28
epicness where ever Buffy is involved, plus you'll look awsome

sjbonnar posted on 18 June, 2012 - 14:29
I'm just looking forward to prosthetics LOL

gaming_goddess posted on 6 July, 2012 - 05:39
Fangs and prosthetics look awesome :D

nanahara posted on 6 July, 2012 - 08:21
EPICNESS XD

Numta posted on 6 July, 2012 - 09:30
looks really good dude!

sjbonnar posted on 6 July, 2012 - 11:43
Thanks guys. It's been hard work but I'm kinda enjoying the results. Second run should hopefully be better!

Ranma1-2 posted on 6 July, 2012 - 14:41
My gosh, your prosthetics look amazing!

Yasmia posted on 6 July, 2012 - 15:11
This looks so cool. If not a little freaky! Looking forward to seeing it completed

sjbonnar posted on 9 July, 2012 - 12:24
Aww thanks guys! Photos should be incoming pretty soon!

Amy-Lou posted on 9 July, 2012 - 17:37
Very cool, you did a fantastic job!

sjbonnar posted on 10 July, 2012 - 09:23
Thank you hun! It was lovely seeing you again btw!

Frederica la Noir posted on 15 July, 2012 - 21:54
This was awesome! Sean you really did a fantastic job :) xxx

sjbonnar posted on 16 July, 2012 - 18:57
Aww Freddie, thank you so much!

puzzledpenguin posted on 20 March, 2013 - 23:42
Love seeing Buffy cosplay :) Your prosthetic is really nicely done. Looks great!

sjbonnar posted on 21 March, 2013 - 00:09
Thank you very much!

BlueberryTale posted on 21 March, 2013 - 19:05
This looks so awesome! Love the fangs and prosthetic! :D

sjbonnar posted on 21 March, 2013 - 23:42
Aww thank you muchly!

Carmina posted on 22 March, 2013 - 19:51
Amazing costume, the prosthetic is really impressive!

sjbonnar posted on 23 March, 2013 - 15:49
Aww thank you so much! It was my first proper effort!

Tori Yummai posted on 10 May, 2013 - 09:02
My god this is scary! meaning it's amazing!!!

sjbonnar posted on 10 May, 2013 - 14:12
Aww haha thank you! For a first attempt, I was pretty happy with it.

awesomeblossom posted on 10 May, 2013 - 16:02
:O awesome!! I love prosthetics, this is great!

sjbonnar posted on 13 May, 2013 - 19:40
First try, I did my best haha

g123 posted on 19 December, 2013 - 00:34
Absolutely love this, great job!

sjbonnar posted on 22 December, 2013 - 14:54
Thank you so much!

Progress Journal

Prosthetic and Fangs (Posted 6th July 2012)

With my new fangs being full veneers instead of canine caps which I'm used to, this was a new experience! I heated up the veneers themselves in a cup of water at 60 degrees. Once this was done I placed them one at a time over the gums/teeth so that they curved to my jaw.

After that, I heated some plastic pellets in the same water (reheated) until they turned clear before pressing the plastic into the inside of the veneers and placing on my teeth. I pressed hard and folded the plastic around my teeth so that it formed a sort of retainer. I took them out and let them cool so they formed a hard plastic.

Now I can slip them onto my teeth and they hold in place, moulded perfectly to my teeth and gums!

Prosthetic 3 (Posted 6th July 2012)

After the first stage, I allowed the latex to dry. At this point, to make the latex less tacky I brushed over some thin sealant powder and then I used a brush to flick flecks of red paint onto the surface of the prosthetic. After this I covered my skin and the prosthetic with a layer of liquid foundation (though I should have thickened it!) and finally added some powder foundation to remove a horrid sheen I was getting when taking photos prior.

Prosthetic 2 (Posted 6th July 2012)

First things first! I put the prosthetic into position and sprinkled some powder over the edges so that when I removed it, I had a powder outline and knew where to put it when I stuck it down. Then I applied a thin layer of prostik (OMG SO MUCH BETTER THAN SPIRIT GUM!) to the inside of the prosthetic using a wedge sponge and did the same with my face.

When the adhesive had begun to go clear (it comes white) I applied the prosthetic to my face, starting at the middle and working my way out.

Had some issues with it sticking to my eye and over my nose but it's things I've come to expect really LOL This was a first attempt after all!

I then applied a layer of flesh-coloured latex to the prosthetic and went over the edges onto my skin to begin blending the edges. But I should have used edge-blending stuff first!

Prosthetic Start (Posted 6th July 2012)

Prosthetic as it arrived.