Sunday, December 28, 2008

Following a suggestion from Pam, I went out and spent $20 on materials to make a head post with Re-Bar as supports for the Lekku. Moose has the pictures I'll post them after he sends them to me.

Today I was only able to go so far as mount the floor flang to the wood base, cutting down the main support pole (water pipe) and then Moose welded the rebar to the water pipe.

Currently the top of this is at 4 ft 8 inches. I'm currently guestimating that Male Lekku need to be around 4 ft long. This is why I mounted the head so high. I will continue my research and might find this to be to long.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

After spending the last week plus looking over options for how to make Lekku (and having Pam tell me that the orginal was made this way) I have decided I will chance fate and attempt to make my mask out of Foam Latex.

This is going to be a very involved process, and will require the purchase of a lot more equipment. Though in the end it will mean a very lightweight, flexable headpiece.

I am looking into purchasing several books and maybe a video or two to get started.

Here's hoping.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Well, I spent about 4 hours yesterday looking for links on making Lekku. I have several sites (most of which I found years ago).

With permission I am posting Pam's site I hope to bounce some ideas off of her while I am working on this project.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I have found several sources of semi-information for making Lekku. I will post links once I have those sites permission to do so.

Futhur research on clay is still looking to run me about $150-160 shipped. Good thing it's reusable. I do have about 3 more costumes that I can use this to make masks from.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I've spent the last 3 days looking for 50 lbs of oil-based, nonsulfur clay. This is turning into a chore. I can find it in many different colors but only in 1 and 4.5 lbs packages. And at $14/4.5 lbs I would be looking at more than $150 just for the clay.

Man, making molds is EXPENSIVE!

The search continues.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Here are the first of many pictures for creating a plaster copy of my head.

Here are the supplies needed. I'll try to make a single post and go over each part needed in detail.
Costs: $175 for Smooth-on materials
$12 for Plaster
$0.00 for the Plaster Bandages (donated)
Total so far: $187

Man this stuff is messy, at least it's easy to clean up.

Hurry up I can't breath!
Be careful, I need that.
Here Clay is putting the newly made mold back together so we can pour up the plaster version.
It took 16 lbs of Plaster to fill my head, many I have a fat head.
1.5 hours later, out comes the plaster copy.
Well this is a bad picture, and before I cleaned it up any, but it's a start.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Opening Post

I decided that I needed a new costume to wear to Dragon Con 2009. So I am starting this project to track my progress of making a Bib Fortuna costume. This will be based on the ROTJ version of Bib seen in Jaba's Palace.

On Dec 10, Mr Claybo and Kitt helped me create a plaster casting of my head and shoulders to give me a base to sculpt the lekku, etc onto.

Once I get some of the pictures, I will post them and describe the process.