Kitty Splicer Mask from BioShock Tutorial
"Hey guys Roxy Lee here, I am a MASSIVE Bioshock fan, I mean I even have a tattoo from the game on the back of my neck hehe. I had always wanted to do a Baby Jane splicer cosplay and finally for Niagara Comic Con my dream is coming true! I decided to use materials I had at home and try not to spend any money on this cosplay hehe. I had this catwoman dollar store mask lying around from halloween and used that as a base and went from there! Below I explain step by step how I made the mask the last collage is the complete finished product. I am also making the hook weapons and will have that tutorial out next. Enjoy"
Tutorial by: Roxy Lee GG|
Geek Girl Roxy Lee wrote this helpful tutorial on how to make your own Kitty Splicer Mask from BioShock! And we'll be posting her awesome Splicer cosplay shoot soon too so stay tuned! :)
- Take mask,you can purchase these at party stores or craft stores, try to rub off as many sparkles as possible with sand paper then trim the ribbon on the side and lay it flat on an old ironing board or flat surface. If there are no sparkles skip and go ahead to step 2!
- Prime it first with white primer (not pictured and only if mask is not already white) then spray a very light thin coat of gold spray paint over top, do not worry about not getting an even coat, this helps with detailing it later.
- When the paint is not TOO dry go in with a dry sponge and pull up pieces of the paint in areas to get an older weathered feel, then when fully dry shape mask in areas adding cracks, cut out broken pieces, I broke off the left side of the mask and added Jagged areas with sharp craft scissors and an X-acto blade until I was happy with the broken look.
- Sponge dab white paint over top of it evenly, you will notice the paint starts to pull in areas revealing the gold underneath and sinks into the cracks. Once dry go over that with a bristle sponge or a dry dish sponge just softly rubbing areas, we will do this more for the finished look with a light bit of gold spray paint.
- The fun part! Take fabric gel paint or any gold paint and draw on a design you love and have fun with it, my gold was really soft pastel like but I darken it later. The good thing about this gel is if you mess up it is easily taken off and reapplied, I made sure to line my face like a cat and keep the Rapture feel to it. But elaborate is always fun as it is Bioshock after all!
- Once happy with the mask design which is almost impossible for me because I can never leave well enough alone, spray a very light bit of gold over top which not only gives it a nice rapture shine but also darkens up my light gold gel paint and sealed it in. Then take it outside in the sun to dry and hopefully crack the paint a bit more.
- After the paint has dried bring it inside, Take a black/metallic gel paint and using your dry sponge (I used my finger tips) lightly dabbed it in areas to shadow and contour the mask, around the cheeks, the eyes, the inside of the ears, the outer rim and also all along the gold trim to make it a bit darker and more worn out looking. Then bring out the cracks a bit more using your X-Acto knife.
- What is a kitty without whiskers??? Using some necklace line, cut it into strips, spray them gold then glue them in place using a glue gun (Should probably use craft glue in hind sight but ah well) then cut them in a diagonal and bend them into shape.
- After applying both sides of the whiskers, take a liner brush or thin paint brush and using dark black paint outline all of the Gold trim and fade it out using your sponge or finger tips again, also line the outer edge of the entire mask, the ears and the inside of the eyes (I also made sure to darken where the broken pieces were to make them look more 3D and darkened up the cracks).Then give it one final spritz of gold spray paint.
- Last step! Darken up the glue spots of the whiskers with gold paint. Softly rub down the mask using a bristle sponge to blend all the paints underneath and crack it a bit more. And taking a brush and some fake blood (Or a spray blood bottle), dip the brush in and splatter it onto the mask. Then spray on a sealer and let it dry outside. I used an acrylic sealer.
"There you have it guys this is the finished product, I am super happy with it. Obviously these steps are how I made the mask and what worked best for me with the product I have. Feel free to take complete creative control and create this using your own tricks and techniques! And be sure to show me photos! Thanks!"
- Roxy Lee GG
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June 29 2014