Quick and Easy Orc Teeth

It’s been a while since I have posted a tutorial, walk-through, or how-to. Let’s hope I haven’t forgotten how!

Today I am going to show you how I made a pair of simple orc teeth that look something like this:

Smaller fangs:

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Step One: Gather the materials. You’ll need:

-Friendly Plastic or equivalent like InstaMorph

-Hot water

-Mug

-Spoon

-Heat gun or hair dryer

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Step Two: 

Heat the water up so it’s hot. Maybe not boiling, but HOT. Dump some of the plastic pellets into the hot water. When cool the pellets will be opaque white. When they are heated and malleable they will turn clear. Use the spoon to gather the pellets. They tend to stick together. Be careful as they will be very warm and may hurt when you touch them.

Step Three:

To make the base, press the pellets together and flatten them into a rectangular shape about two inches long and maybe an inch wide. You can cut it to be more precise, but all the pictures I show in the tutorial are very rough as this was my “first draft” so to speak.

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Step Four:

You’ll have to work quickly. There is a fine line between when the plastic is too hot to handle and when it is too cold to mold. When the plastic is warm enough to comfortably touch, place the plastic length-wise along your bottom teeth, centering it. Press down in the front and back.  Pop the plastic off and replace it, making adjustments as needed. It should fit snugly on your bottom teeth, but also be easy to remove. It shouldn’t fall off when you talk or move your jaw. Be sure not to let the plastic cool while on your teeth. You wouldn’t want the plastic to harden on your teeth only to find you can’t get it off easily! If the plastic hardens before you have gotten it right, just dump it back in the water water or use a heat gun.

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Step Five:

Mold some orc fangs! Heat s little more of the plastic and roll it into a cylinder. Pinch the top to make a point. You can make the teeth as large or small as you want. Put the base in your mouth and play around with the position of the fangs until you know where you want them and how you want them angled.

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Step Six:

Use the heat gun or hair dryer to warm the front of the base just enough so that the outside is slightly clear. You don’t want to heat it up too much or you risk losing the shape of your tooth indents. Heat up the bottom of the tooth. Press the tooth firmly to the base. It should stick. Repeat the process for the second fang.

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Step Seven:

By now you should have a pretty decent set of orc teeth, The natural white color of the plastic means you wont have to paint them, but if you want to give them a yellow tone you can soak them in coffee.

Optional Step:

You can warm the front of the base and use a knife or other sharp tool to carve out the shapes of other smaller teeth so that the base isn’t just a block of white plastic.

I hope this helps! As always, you can message me with any questions or comments. :)

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Raven Queen Gallery- 2014

I made a costume based on Dungeons and Dragons 4e goddess of death, the Raven Queen! There really aren’t many pictures of her out there so I had to come up with my own design. She’s already in the retired stage so as a farewell, I’m going to post a gallery including many of the lovely pictures taken at Long Beach Comic Con by one of my favorite photographers: Thach Roof Photography! (Check him out HERE)

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Thresh- League of Legends Gallery (2013-2014)

Hey all, I figured I should make a post dedicated exclusively to one of my favorite costumes- Thresh the Chain Warden from League of Legends! I have tons of pictures of it scattered throughout various blog posts, but I’d like to have a gallery to display them all in one place. Thresh has seen quite a few cons since his debut at Anime Expo 2013, but he’s getting pretty close to retirement.

For those curious about the costume here are some helpful links to the tutorials I documented while creating this cosplay:

-The Mask

-The Gloves

-The Boots

-The Lantern

-The Scythe/Coat/Details

And please check out my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FrekkiCosplay

 

And remember to check out all the lovely photographer’s pages as well. Love you guys!!

Taken by Thach Roof Photography:

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These were taken by Greg P. Photography:

 

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Found around the internet (love to give credit to the photographers if anyone knows who they are!):



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The Raven Queen- 2014 Photo Gallery

Every Friday I play Dungeons and Dragons 4e. It’s always a good time and  enjoy making my character’s back story and designing their appearances. As such, I wanted to do a tribute cosplay to one of my favorite 4e goddesses: the Raven Queen- Goddess of Death. There are not many good references of her so I made my own design using inspiration from Pinterest. The hardest part was probably figuring out how to do the feathers (since I don’t use real ones for ethical reasons). I have a tutorial elsewhere in my blog covering how to make the paper faux feathers seen in the headdress for anyone who shares to concerns of using real feathers. The second hardest part was just trying to find the time to make this cosplay. The whole thing was completed in less than a month. I am less than satisfied with the result and probably won’t be bringing this one to further conventions, but I did get some nice shots of it.

 

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Anime Expo 2014 Con Review and Photo Gallery

Anime Expo 2014 has just concluded and WOW, what a year it was. This con has been getting bigger and bigger each year. That’s great… up until a point and that point seems to be now. Parking on Saturday was atrocious. Just getting off the freeway took almost 40 minutes. Finding parking was a chaotic free for all. Drivers ran red lights, blocked intersections, created a symphony of honking, and came pretty dang close to causing an accident. Then there was the southern California summer heat. The pre-registration line was over two hours waiting on day one.  The con staff did their best to manage the lines and the wait by passing out water and setting up shade, but something seriously needs to change about the wait to get badges.

As always, the convention draws some of the best cosplayers, both local and international. But even the best of cosplayers get tired and need a break to repair their costumes. Riot stepped up as the awesome company that they are and set up a “cospitality” station in the entertainment hall. This area featured tables and chairs for cosplayers to rest, free water to rehydrate, and supplies available to repair. They had everything from pins to paint to hot glue and nail polish. It was pretty much cosplayer heaven! Better yet, the Riot was giving out skins, lanyards, and pins.

Another fun feature for cosplayers are the sets of various environments available to use for free. While the sets themselves are a great, the staff are not. The people who donate the sets are very particular about the layout. Every detail has to remain exactly how they arranged it. The staff are there to enforce this, which is fine, but the manner in which they did so was extremely rude. What would really improve this area (aside from some manners) would be clearly defined lines for people to wait in to use the sets. Often times cosplayers and their photographers will mass together and slowly shuffle forward until they reach the set. A little more organization would go a long way.

The exhibit hall features the standard paraphernalia available at most other conventions. Many of the booths sell the same items, for varying prices. If you find something cool at one booth, be sure to look around and compare prices. I saw the DC Variant sculptures at 5+ booths with more than a 30 dollar range between the prices. Also, if you are here to buy stuff, hold off on buying the expensive items until Sunday. The staff are more open to haggling and would much rather sell to you than drag the unsold merchandise back with them.

 

Bane, Robin, Batman, and Harley Quinn:

Robin: Amsterdoodle Cosplay

Harley: Frekki Cosplay

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Robin, Two-face, Harley:

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Harley- Frekki Cosplay

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Harley Quinn, Robin, Bane, Harley Quinn:

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Harley- Frekki Cosplay

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Yasuo, Thresh, Nidalee:

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Rapunzel, Megara, Random Guy, Tinker Bell, Aurora:

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Zombies from Plants vs. Zombies:

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Poison Ivy, Riddler, Robin, Harley:

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Harley- Frekki Cosplay

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Wukong:

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Robin and Robin:
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NCR Ranger:

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Blood Elf:

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Mistress of Pain (DOTA):

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Maya:
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Karma:
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Gundam:

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Vault Dweller and NCR Rangers:

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Irelia and Karma-League of Legends:

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Officer Caitlyn, Braum, Ezreal, Soraka, Officer Caitlyn- League of Legends:

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Goddess of Death and Angel of Death

 

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Highlord Tirion Fordring- World of Warcraft
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Vocaloids:

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Rosalina- Mario Kart:

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Ed and Alphonse Elric- Fullmetal Alchemist:

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Totoro and Teto:

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League of Legends Meet up (Day Two):

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Melia- Xenoblade

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Poison Ivy- DC

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Random Fun Times in the sets:

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Vi and Thresh- League of Legends:

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Dragon Slayer Vayne- League of Legends:

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Male Ana and Elsa:

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Alphonse- Full Metal Alchemist:

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Santa- Rise of the Guardians:

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Ravio and Princess Hilda:

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