Here at Doctor-Who-Cosplay.com we like to try to bring you a selection of different content. A little while ago we featured Mandar and her take on Mr Clever, well she’s back and this time shares a guide for how to make a stone arm like those the ‘infected’ members of the Sibylline Sisterhood have in the Fires of Pompeii.
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Post was originally written for Mandar blog
This is something I created for my “Fires of Pompeii” cosplay at a local Doctor Who TV party/Free Comic Book Day event. I had gotten so many questions and tutorial requests that I decided to post a little ‘how to’ on here.
What you will need:
- Disposable Makeup brushes (stippling, paddle, and shadow)
- Black, White, and Gray cream and powder makeup
- 3 ply toilet paper
- Elmer’s glue
- Metal palette
First start by sectioning off the toilet paper into squares and set them in a pile.
Next pull the plys apart so that you have three thin pieces. Once you’ve separ;ated the plys set them aside to be used later.
Then add some glue to your palette.
Using your disposable brush proceed to paint the area of your arm you intend to look like stone.
Once you have the area fully saturated take your stack of toilet paper and apply a thin layer over the glue.
Gently ruffle each piece to give it a stone like texture.
Pull edges to give it an organic look and to blend out any harsh lines.
Let that first layer dry for five minutes.
After the layer you just applied has set, apply a thin layer of glue on top of it. This will seal in the the paper and give it a smooth rubbery texture that will help the makeup adhere.
Let dry for another five minutes and apply any touch ups before moving on to the next step.
Once the area is fully dry it should no longer be sticky or soft. Taking a clean section of your palette, mix your cream makeup. I used 75% gray and 25% black. Blend together just enough to still see the two separate colors.
Using your stippling brush dab on the cream makeup. This will give it the uneven stone look you want.
Next grab your powder brush and eyeshadows. Use them to blend out the edges of your application. I like having the effect darken as it blends into your skin.
Let the cream makeup sit for around ten minutes so that it can completely set.
For your final step use the stippling brush and your white cream makeup to apply specks of white to give the final look of stone.
Your final product should look something like this. Get ready for many oohs and aahs when people see this is awesome addition to your costume!
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