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Latex Molds and Resin Casting Tutorial by NeferCosplay Latex Molds and Resin Casting Tutorial by NeferCosplay
Be ready for a BIG file!

Alright, so here's my latex molding and resin casting tutorial, since I've been asked to make one about 3 times last convention, not counting all the time I was asked on msn or forums @_@

Sorry if it took a while for me to make it, but there it is...finally x'D

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!



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Modifications applied, photoshop skipped some info when saving in jpg format, now it's all there ^^
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:iconvintagegoodies:
VintageGoodies Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to make a large scale latex mold, actually with my body, because I want to make a full size wearable Dragon costume I want to make from scratch, it's probably going to be heavy, but I would like it to stretch when I breathe and move as if it were skin. Could you recommend me a heavier duty rubber/latex that will hold form for a couple years +? I had a professional wraith made for me a long time ago, but it's starting to dry-rot after 11 years and the Company is no longer in business, so I would not be able to buy one. I'll probably end up sinking a lot of money in to it, but it's something I really enjoy. Thanks for any input.
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NeferCosplay Featured By Owner 6 days ago
For something like that, I'm almost tempted to say go with silicone, like 
DS10 - Silicone Dragon Skin 10 (www.sial-canada.com/en/produit….

If you go with latex though, I'm not really sure which one would work as I've only seen latex mold been used on dragon's wings/tail/horns (aka smaller things that aren't a mold of the body but instead latex used over fabric etc.). The only time I've made a mold was using a 'hand duplicator' product similar to silicone, and it was only for elf ears etc...

Sorry if I can't help more and good look with the project, it sounds awesome!
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VintageGoodies Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You for your reply. :D I'll look into it, I don't even know where to start. lol
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VocaloidNova Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist
whoa o.o
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:iconnocturnal--artist:
Nocturnal--Artist Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im curious, how is using liquid latex different from using silicone putty in making a mold?
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NeferCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Well, here anyway (canada), the big difference is the price. I paid $30 for a very big amount of liquid latex (it's crazy the amount of molds I've made with it), while Silicone putty cost the same price...and is good for a couple of molds at best. Latex also takes a couple of layers, and you need to wait inbetween layers before adding one more, while silicone putty (well the one I have in mind anyway) you don't have to wait as long as latex. ...and well...some people are allergic to latex, but if you're not it's a good alternative to sillicone ^^
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Nocturnal--Artist Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh alright thanks ^^ so I could use liquid latex as a mold and just use it by itself? Im not sure if that makes sense..
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NeferCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
You can use only latex yes (there's no hardener to mix or whanot), you just need something which have the shape of what you want to copy to put the latex over, but latex comes off quite easily (it's quite flexible), I've used it over necklace pendants and stuff like that without fearing of breaking my pendant once the latex is dried. ^^
Hope that answers your question! If not, sorry, guess I misunderstood it, my brain is quite dead after a long weekend lol.
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:iconnocturnal--artist:
Nocturnal--Artist Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No you answered it exactly! ^^ thanks~
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Midnight-Dance-Angel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I may try this for an upcoming costume... needs custom jewels
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