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SO last year i came up with a costume in 3 days using stuff i had in the closet. a white dress, a coat hanger, an old pair of socks and a bag of cotton balls became the feeble attempt at bunny ears. This year i don't want to have the half assed last minute costume. My boyfriend and i hosted the halloween party last year for our friends and are so far planning to do it this year as well. And i have decided what costume i would like to do. It's a cosplay costume which will fit in well with out group of friends anyway. not to say that we are nerds.... but most of us are nerds. gamers being the proper term. I'm going to do Ashlotte from soul calibur. I'm not too keen on the sewing and not too sure about the execution of some of the parts so if anyone can help that would be great. I included a few links to concept art of the character.

Any ideas would be great.


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http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2008/143/940047_20080523_screen002.jpg
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for me the halloween project. Making something that involves your class could be fun, let me suggest something different from explosions and slime. Visit a hobby shop or a craft store and buy some polymer clay, Sculpey is a common brand. This material is incompletely polymerized polyvinylchloride that can be made into an object and then heated in a small oven to complete the polymerization.

Buy a orange and brown Sculpey (squash color is best) and cut the orange into eight blocks. Roll the clay in your hands to soften it. Each block can be easily made into a nice little pumpkin using a simple tool like a paper clip to create ribs on the sides of the pumpkin - plus don't forget to "carve" out the face. Put a little hole on top and make a simple stem using the brown clay.

Use an oven in the lab set to 275 degrees and bake the pumpkin for 15 minutes to complete the polymerization process. After they cool, the pumpkins are just as hard as PVC pipe. (A word of caution: Do not heat this material at an excessive temperature as it will decompose and in the process generate HCl gas.)

A block of Sculpey retails for about $2.00 - you can easily have eight people make pumpkins from each block.
 
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