The newest version of an old design. After getting a mask building tutorial from the Stan Winston School of Character Arts (thanks Mom!), my sculpting process improved dramatically. Made of magic sculpt, the lenses are held in place with magnets and can swing off to the side to give the wearer a better view. It was my first time working with magic sculpt, and though it is a wonderful material to work with it gets heavy fast…

As with the other versions, this too will have a lightning disk in the mouth, and I am planning on putting LED’s in the eyes as well. More pictures when they’re installed.

The Instructable is up! Click here for the link to the tutorial on how I made the prosthetic for my Halloween costume. Enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions or comments!

Here are some higher quality photos of my Halloween costume. The eyepiece is made of thin craft foam which I cut to fit my face and sealed with glue to give it strength. The light up bits are EL wire, the rest is grease paint. I’m planning on doing a tutorial on how I made the eyepiece…I’ll update and place the link here when I’m done.

UPDATED 11/15/2013

And here’s the link. Thanks for taking a look!

http://www.instructables.com/id/CyborgRobot-Prosthetic-for-5-of-Under-Probably/

Happy Halloween.

In my dorm, we’re having a chalkboard decorating competition for Halloween…

In my dorm, we’re having a chalkboard decorating competition for Halloween…

… poor thing smashed into my window yesterday … and luckily survived, to result in the best picture of a bird I’ll probably ever take.

… poor thing smashed into my window yesterday … and luckily survived, to result in the best picture of a bird I’ll probably ever take.

…the start of something new.

…the start of something new.

A cup of water, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, a pinch of salt, and any food coloring results in a dye that is surprisingly vibrant. I didn’t even boil this over the stove- I just microwaved it for three minutes and let it cool off. 

A cup of water, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, a pinch of salt, and any food coloring results in a dye that is surprisingly vibrant. I didn’t even boil this over the stove- I just microwaved it for three minutes and let it cool off. 

Continuing with the fiber theme, drop spindles are easy to make. This is made from a CD glued to a dowel with some eyelet hooks screwed into each end, and is quite easy to use. The yarn I posted previously was spun with this spindle.

Continuing with the fiber theme, drop spindles are easy to make. This is made from a CD glued to a dowel with some eyelet hooks screwed into each end, and is quite easy to use. The yarn I posted previously was spun with this spindle.