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  1. psberetta's Avatar
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    Jan 29, 2006, 5:21 PM - Twi'lek head dress #1

    I need to make one of these to complete my wifes costume,but, I don't want it to be sewn fabric. Do I make a clay sculpt, plaster over that, then pour latex into the plaster mold ? If so, what do I use as a release agent? I only need to make one.
    Thanks,-Tim-


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    Jan 29, 2006, 10:27 PM - Re: Twi'lek head dress #2

    I know there have been some who have made these. I'm not sure if they used latex or flexible urethane.
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    Jan 30, 2006, 1:43 PM - Re: Twi'lek head dress #3

    http://members.aol.com/Mitji/Twilek.htm

    my wife's site. she's made latex lekku so far and is currently working on making them from silicone rubber (more flexible) but she's got a tutorial up there about how she made them
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    Jan 30, 2006, 4:53 PM - Re: Twi'lek head dress #4

    Scottrooper, I've seen that website before. That's your wife? Lucky you, I've been trying to get mine into a costume for a while now. Good luck, and have fun.
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    Jan 30, 2006, 6:26 PM - Re: Twi'lek head dress #5

    Quote Scottrooper said:
    http://members.aol.com/Mitji/Twilek.htm

    my wife's site. she's made latex lekku so far and is currently working on making them from silicone rubber (more flexible) but she's got a tutorial up there about how she made them
    Scott,
    You ROCK!!!!!!!!
    Thanks a ton,-Tim-
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    Jan 30, 2006, 7:06 PM - Re: Twi'lek head dress #6

    yup Mandalorfett, thats my wife :-) did her Twi'lek headress, then did a new one for Aayla, then made Mara Jade, and working on Leia's senatorial outfit.... heck yeah I lucked out :-D
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    Jan 30, 2006, 9:06 PM - Re: Twi'lek head dress #7

    Quote Scottrooper said:
    http://members.aol.com/Mitji/Twilek.htm

    my wife's site. she's made latex lekku so far and is currently working on making them from silicone rubber (more flexible) but she's got a tutorial up there about how she made them
    Silicone is defiantly the way to go , has a very real look and feel to it. However I think you have to mold it in the color you want because I'm pretty sure it does'ent paint well.
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    Jan 31, 2006, 12:02 AM - Re: Twi'lek head dress #8

    How is she going to do the silicone? Thin walled or solid? If solid that will be one heavy head piece. I would just use a self skinning cold foam. It would be easier to do, easy to paint and alot cheaper. Plus it would be lightweight and move nice.
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    Jan 31, 2006, 1:45 AM - Re: Twi'lek head dress #9

    Quote Ruffkintoy said:
    How is she going to do the silicone? Thin walled or solid? If solid that will be one heavy head piece. I would just use a self skinning cold foam. It would be easier to do, easy to paint and alot cheaper. Plus it would be lightweight and move nice.
    Yeah, that's a good idea too. Do you have a specific brand in mind?
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    Dec 22, 2006, 7:22 PM - Re: Twi'lek head dress #10

    Hi, I'm new to this stuff. Where do you learn how use these materials?
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    Dec 23, 2006, 12:08 PM - Re: Twi'lek head dress #11

    Quote shojikina said: View Post
    Hi, I'm new to this stuff. Where do you learn how use these materials?
    Check out www.theeffectslab.com

    Paul

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