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Tutorial: The Witchblade by Sleepsong Tutorial: The Witchblade by Sleepsong
So, here is my attemp for a Witchblade tutorial! I hope I was able to tell you all what´s important for the glove. (I apologize for my english, it's not my strength°^^)

Thanks for watching!


Witchblade/Sara Pezzini (c) Top Cow and assoc.
Costume made and worn by me.
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:iconkassihinken:
KassiHinken Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
@___@ me really wanna do dis DX
Like extremely bad. haha
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BlastFlame Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
interesting **
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mohamadshawal Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
cool!
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artistlooknew Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student
nice...how long did it take to make just the glove?
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Sleepsong Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thanks!
I needed one week to finish the glove.
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artistlooknew Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student
well that is cool

do you have just a few other pieces done?
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screamingwhisper101 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
I love this! I want to make the body costume for halloween (bra, shoulder guards, thighs, legs, pelvic area )

My questions.
Does the latex milk make the plaster easy to move? like a glove?

For the silver hot glue pieces, did you just put layers of hot glue on the paper cut outs? how did you get the glue to unstick from the paper (this is the step i didnt understand.)

For the parts on my body i want to mold, can i just use saran wrap?

And again AWESOME job!!!!
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ChuuninJ Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Im going to try this! even tho im a guy n.n''
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
The most perfect I'd ever seen... congrats awesome cosplay (witchblade)...
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DrJeanGrey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Holy shit!
Great work!
Der absolute Wahnsinn. Super gemacht :3
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DarrenDarkstarr Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Oh, and while I'm asking questions, how did you get the latex off without ripping it? Does it just peel up the length of the cast like any other glove? I would just hate to screw it up at that stage of the game.

Thanks!
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Sleepsong Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
I'm sorry for kept you waiting^^

I'm really excited to hear, that you used my tutorial for your own Witchblade!

Now to the tricky part of the latex:
The latex-milk that I used is from a hobby-shop, especially for designing of relief moulds. It's white, runny and a little stinky in his liquid form.
I covered my plaster-arm with a paintbrush. (For the Blade I don't think that I need a really smooth surface) One layer, drying, next layer, drying...with a hair-dryer you can reduce waiting time. After three layers I let it completly drying. I hang the glove up for this. That cost me some days, then I started to brush it again with Latex-milk (that's the point where you can see, on which parts of the glove the latex is too thin) This game I repeated once again. That's the chapter that needed the most time. I needed for this more than a week.

When you let the Latex really dry, it isn't gluey. So you can peel it slowly from the plaster. At the wrist I had a little problems and killed my plaster-arm, because the plaster broke.

And the tipp from Larethiana is truly helpful, if you mixed for the last layers acrylic-colors with Latex. The color is nice and more flexible.

I hope I could help you! And good luck for your next steps!
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DarrenDarkstarr Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Hey, your tutorial is great, and I'm actually partway through putting it together. I just have a few questions about how you constructed it. The plaster cast of my arm was easy enough, but the latex is the tricky part. I got liquid latex from the hardware store (that's all I was able to locate, and it's the kind we usually use for costuming), but it's very runny. How did you put the latex on? With a paintbrush, layer by layer, or am I missing something?

About how long did it take you to do the latex all total? I'm trying to figure out if I'm supposed to let it dry before doing another layer, or if I should just keep layering it on and hoping it will stick. Your help would be HUGELY appreciated!
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Red-Hag Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
you can mix acrylic paint with latex.... but only if the paint is metallic pigment free. it's the best way to keep the color on latex. (maybe you already knew that)

Thank a lot for the tutorial anyway! ^^
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Sleepsong Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Thank you for the tip!
I used this already for a sword I am working on and it's really the best way to use latex and paint together.
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CycloneXHTC Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sweetness, awesome finished look!

isn't it too hard to put it on?
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Sleepsong Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Thank you!!
I made the experience, that it is helpful to apply a cream, before I put the glove on.
Through the beginning I didn't used anything, but the burden if I drew it up, let the color cracking. With cream I preserve the glove for a longer life ;D
Sorry for my english, I hope, I used the word "cream" in the right direction O__O...if you know, what I meant...
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MalteseLizzieMcGee Featured By Owner May 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this
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Sleepsong Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
That's too nice from you all! Thanks a lot~
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LadyAmanita Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Love the tutorial! I've got plans to cosplay a few skyscrapers, and I imagine some of the techniques you describe here might work for doing the headdresses and assorted armour bits. Great job!
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cQuinnTV Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
I absolutely love this! I'd never thought to make a cast of this before, but you make it all sound so simple. I'd love to try this sometime.

By the way, your English is lovely. :)
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NouStudio Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
This... Is fantastic. I have wanted to make a Sara Pezzini costume for ages, but how to construct the blade itself has eluded me. So, thank you times a billion for this! Fantasticakky useful :D
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NouStudio Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
*fantastically!

Foiled by a Touch screen tablet keyboard yet again!
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
IMPRESSIVE!
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AniMay19 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
OMG finally I found an usable tutorial for my f*** glove I'll made for my cosplay!
I wana try to use latex-milk but the more I think how to use it, the more I get dizzy!

Thank you for upload your try! It looks great ^^
Greez
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Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very informative. :heart:
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Sleepsong Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
*hehe* Thanks, that's all I wanted~
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Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome. ^_^
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ashura-yasha Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
hi there!! i have been pondering and thinking and tearing my hair out over this!!! curse myself for not seeing this earlier!!! thanks a million for posing this tutorial!! your glove is the best that i have ever seen so far!! thanks!!
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Sleepsong Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Thanks for the nice compliment! I hope it is a help-
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mkiko Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
i love it
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WhiteLightC Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Amazing work! the arm turned out great!
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Rofelrolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yahhh nice work... fantastic idea!
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Sibale Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Student Artist
Wow, that looks very cool :o Did you use bandage or something to cover your hand before you putted plaster? And how much you need latex milk to cover plaster hand enough? (...it's pretty expensive...) I wanna learn more x3
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Sleepsong Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Thank you! I'm really happy about the result.

I used the plaster from a hobbyshop, it's like an plaster bandage from the drugstore, so I could put it on my arm part for part. So plaster wouldn't glue on my skin, I used a cream (vaseline?) before I put on the plaster bandage.
My first attemp was broken as I tried to draw off. For this reason I cut the second plaster-arm a little up and closed it as I had my arm out of this.
(I'm not good in short explanations *lol*)

I bought 500 milliliter Latex-milk, but only for the glove I needed all about 250 till 300 milliliter~

I hope, this responded your questions^^
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Sibale Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student Artist
Ooh, that totally responded my questions. Thank you very much ^^ <3
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Brodys-Babe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student General Artist
...... Epic!!
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Sleepsong Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Thanks! That' really nice~
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SinChei Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
o.o..... just wow.... just .... whow... awesome
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Sleepsong Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
o.o...just thank you!
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SinChei Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
No prob :D
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