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The Last of Us.


The Make

Polycell Expanding Foam Polyfilla re-moulded. Without this process I couldn't have dreamed of doing this shoot.
Years ago while making my GOZU head I used this foam Polyfilla to fill and carve most of the head shape, while testing it I found that you can shape and mould the foam as its setting. It was perfect to make a Cordyceps Fungus mask for my Clicker costume. In total I used 3 cans of Foam Polyfilla at a cost of 21. Above are my tests and mid-paint mask sections. If you try this yourself please follow the guidelines on the can and use safety eye-wear/gloves at all times.

My Clicker gallery: [link]

2013

GOZU and the Completed Clicker Mask:


Links

Polycell [link]
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:iconmademoisellekiki:
MademoiselleKiki Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
your mask is so awesome! i'm trying to do my own right now and i must say it's not going so well actually. you are saying, that you were able to mold and shape the foam as its setting so i'm wondering HOW you were able to do so :D did you use a knife or something? I'm in a hurry, because i need it till thursday. it would be so nice to hear from you :) (sorry if my english isn't the best :D)
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JWBeyond Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, Basically the foam gets tacky and mouldable as it dries but its a very small window you can do this. Keep testing the top layer until its dry enough to touch without it sticking to you. You can mould that top skin ;-)
Let me know how it goes :dance:
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XtinaIsNinja Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
What did you do to the pieces that look hollowed out?
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JWBeyond Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Question!
Basically I sprayed the foam straight onto tin-foil so I could have a clean mould as it wouldn't stick to the tin-foil. What I didn't know until I removed the dry foam is that when the foam began to dry it pulled away from the foil as it couldn't stick to it so it bonded to the outer crust that dried first making a hollow cocoon ;-)
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BreakTheCircle Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing... Truly a great job!
Congrats!
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Leonhart1342 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
After playing through the game, I've been inspired to attempt a Bloater cosplay. This cosplay proves that it's possible! And thank you for talking about the spray as well, I never would have guessed what that was.
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JWBeyond Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Let me know how it goes! And if you have any questions id be happy to help ;-)
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Leonhart1342 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Cool thanks! Honestly, this'll be my first cosplay, and I have no clue what I'm doing lol.
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JWBeyond Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im here if you need me ;-) Good Luck!
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DurrV Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Hello ! I must say, this is an amazing work that has been done !
If you don't mind questions, I must ask; how did you make those little "mushroom" bits stand on her head ? I'm in awe o: Thank you for sharing the tips !
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JWBeyond Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its the same foam stuff but I added more foam to build it up as it dried. Then hairclips and hair gel to stick it in the hair ;-)
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DurrV Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thank you very much ! If I ever try to do a Clicker costume, I will make sure to send you a picture to show you the result :) !!
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JWBeyond Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Please do!!!
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TifaBloodedge Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is so freakin awesome. I'm going to be a Clicker for New York Comic Con. You just don't understand how outstanding this is.

If I may ask can I use any type of expanding foam? and how are you able to see through it?
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JWBeyond Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as the foam hardens nicely and it doesn't irritate your skin I don't see why not :-)
She couldn't see through it, I had to guide her around. I could have made eye holes or split it into smaller sections so she could see but it might not have looked as good and I'm a Meany ;-)
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TifaBloodedge Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ahh lol awesome!
Did you use a mask as the base? How did you get it to stay on her face during the shoots? (I'm sorry if i'm asking so many questions > w <)
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JWBeyond Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im Happy to answer any questions :-D
No base, just foam. It was attached using string, im very low-tech ;-)
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RN-InRetrospect Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing!!!
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DuskImp87 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing. I must ask, what did you use to paint the foam with?
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JWBeyond Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just normal poster paints, dry-brush a lot ;-)
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DuskImp87 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. I've been inspired to do a Clicker cosplay since I saw them in the game. Seeing your photos made me wanna go for it even more. So thank you and the model.
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