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I spent all week planning them out, taking a jillion molds, casting my teeth, and then finally went ahead and started casting the finished prosthetics.
I’ve ALWAYS wanted to learn how to make prosthetic teeth caps since my mom has a pair that were hand made for her. They’re not perfect “yet”. I tried a bunch of other things first and I’m still getting used to working with dental acrylic. It’s gonna take some practice but I’ve managed to get two pieces that look good enough for my Escape costume on monday. Not bad for my first try ;)
They fit right up into the crevices of my teeth and do not come out unless I pull them out. I feel like my next ones are going to be perfect for sure. And wont take nearly as long as these ones did.

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Last week I painted a temporary panel for Mural Festival on St-Laurent. Even though it’s been taken down now, here are some photos of the process.

“Mental Floss”, a friendly reminder to floss everyday, was painted on plywood with latex paint and lots of sweat 🔥

Photo credit goes to my buddy Carolane Bélanger 

amimattmerceryet  asked:

What did you make those goblin teeth out of?They look so good!

Friendly Plastic. I might do a tutorial soon because it’s a really quick, easy, and cheap alternative to a full dental alginate and acrylic mouth cast. The only thing I’d warn against is not wearing them for too long and you HAVE to paint them with Dental Enamel or Tooth Lacquer. You HAVE to use a pigment that is safe for teeth. Putting something like acrylic paint in your mouth and on your teeth is stupid and will stain them and you’ll end up eating chemicals that you’re not supposed to eat. 

anonymous asked:

Elaborating on your last post about fake fangs, what do you know about fangsmiths? Are those fangs durable? I'm just so curious because they sound awesome!

Hello! I am actually… really passionate about this and I’ve thought about doing it for myself, too! For now I settle with fanart of me w/ fangs…

[^Portrait of moi by the amazingly talented @vaciel, it’s a WIP, I hope they finish it someday][Ya can’t see them but I would have the canine fangs, too, you can only see the lateral incisor fangs here (that’s the tooth between the front tooth and the canine)]

I actually don’t know the specifics, it depends on the fangsmith, but we have a few fangsmiths brought into Halloween Adventure here in NYC leading up to Halloween every year to make fangs, so you might get in touch with that store. They would probably need to be done in person so that the fangsmith can take a cast of your teeth so that their fangs will fit perfectly (my little story about the custom fangs, well, Lestat sneakily gets the cast by making the molds himself w/ Brian, during an evening of experimentation with Alginate ^____^ ) I’m pretty sure the fangsmiths all make their fangs removable.

One fangsmith, who I think is one of the Halloween Adventure ones, is Father Sebastiaan, and he has a gallery and prices. He has a list of pointers about his fangs that are probably true for other fangsmiths:

  • “Fangs color match your teeth.
  • They will last 2-3 years with good care, longer if you are careful.
  • Not wise to sleep or eat with them.
  • OK for smoking, drinking coffee, tea, alcohol, absinthe and sex.
  • Made from high quality dental acrylics.
  • 18 years of fang making experience.
  • Good for singing.
  • Feel like your real teeth when being worn.”

This is one of the customers in his gallery:

^IWTV-style fangs, I think, bc this dude vampire has the lateral incisors done, too <3

Hit the jump for a little more, anyone w/ more info is welcome to share or tag someone who does!

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