styrofoam ball


The Energon Harvester Prop!

Took about 4 hrs to make. I’m overall happy with how it turned out. I realy had to brainstorm so it could transform to replicate the likenes of it in the show.

I spent some time texturing the paint to have some patina look and give it a nice contrast to make the details on the plating look a little weathered around the edges and make the rest stand out.

It is built using a Styrofoam ball as the base. I melt cut to accomodate the transforming mechanisms and the battery packs. :)

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When Mike notices that El avidly watches the stars each night, he sets to work building her a model of the solar system, complete with her favourite constellations.

Of course, the rest of the gang is eager to get involved. Dustin gathers the supplies and the snacks; too many styrofoam balls and potato chips. Lucas ensures that the model is made to scale, calculating and measuring with a careful eye. Will brings over his best paints and mixes the colours until they’re just right. And Mike pins tiny little facts to each of the planets, ones that he’s sure El will be especially interested in.

Bonus points: Max thinks the model is incomplete without tiny alien figurines and makes sure to fix that before they show it to El.

The making of my Megara wig

Materials I used:

4 full brown wigs (1 with a skin top part purchased off Amazon and Ebay)
2 brown half wigs (purchased off Ebay)
1  4 inch styrofoam ball
1 nylon sock
Gold leaf ribbon
My weight in bobby pins
Hair dryer
1 inch curling iron
Seam ripper
Needle & thread
Sewing machine
Hair clips

The wig I bought was parted in the center so the first thing I had to do was rip out the parting and all the wefts on top so it could be moved to the side. I then sewed in all the shorter and “bangs” areas from from all the wigs I purchased to fill in the gap.

Then I took the styrofoam ball, put it inside the nylon sock and tied the end. Then, I cut off the extra and sewed the nylon to the top of the wig where I wanted the ponytail to be. I took all the extra wigs and wefts and sewed them together. I sewed the bottom of each of the wig cap areas to the top of the next wig cap area so the ponytail part appeared longer. I then took that and sewed it to the base wig around the styrofoam/nylon ball. Then I took individual parts that were left over on the base wig and one by one I cross it, either over or under the ball, blasted it with hairspray, then the hairdryer, and secured it with a bobby pin. I did this until the hair looked like it was in a ponytail. I then took out some of the more unnecessary bobby pins.

Next I curled everything!! I took my 1 inch curler and curled sections like I would normally curl my own hair but before I let the hair out of the curler, I caught it and pinned it up until it had completely cooled.

Finally I tied the gold leaf ribbon around the ponytail area. I also sewed in hair clips to the inside of the cap so it could stay on my head better. It’s not an exact Megara style, but if you’ve followed my cosplays you should know I prefer inspired-by looks more than an exact copy. I’m a designer not a replicator… as I’ve said many times before.

20 facts about Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • The cast wasn’t allowed to see the Chocolate Room set until the scene where they first emerge into the room was shot, so their reactions are genuine.
  • Charlie’s reaction to Wonka declaring he would get nothing due to defying the contract (“Good day sir!”) is also genuine; in rehearsals Peter Ostrum (Charlie) was not told that Gene Wilder (Wonka) would be shouting at him. Since Wilder and Ostrum had become friends on the set, Wilder desperately wanted to tell Ostrum that he would be shouting so that Ostrum wouldn’t think that they had stopped being friends.
  • For the riverboat scene, Wonka’s ranting poem was not in the script (it’s a lift from the novel), hence the disturbed looks on the actors’ faces, who thought Wilder was actually losing his mind.
  • During the scene with Wonka’s somersault, Denise Nickerson (Violet) genuinely thought that Gene Wilder had injured himself.
  • Mel Stuart deliberately ran Paris Themmen (Mike) through the lines when Mike explained the technicalities of television to Wonka in the Wonkavision Room so often that Stuart got the right “nasty and pissy” attitude from Themmen he wanted for the scene, as that was how Themmen naturally felt at that point.
  • Paris Themmen  mentions in the DVD Commentary that he and Denise Nickerson (Violet) “hung around Julie Dawn Cole  (Veruca) too much” and Julie’s British accent rubbed off on them as a result. Paris points out certain lines in the film where he and Denise affected British accents for no good reason, and the takes were kept. He also discussed that loved ones watching the film could not recognize that the lines were spoken by Violet or Mike and not by Veruca.
  • Julie Dawn Cole swiped a few props from the set, including a Golden Ticket and an Everlasting Gobstopper. However, she lost the mink coat that was made specifically for the movie, having apparently left it on the back of her chair when she went to lunch. The director yelled at her until she cried when he found out- it was real fur.
  • Julie also got a peek at the Chocolate Room early (the other children only saw it during the main filming).
  • On a darker note, Denise Nickerson made her scenes and returned to school… and then, after two days, her face and hands start to turn blue! It turned out that the paint used to make her face and hands blue went deep under her skin, and then slowly resurfaced during next few weeks. Talk about art imitating life!
  • Julie Dawn Cole and Denise Nickerson both had a crush on Peter Ostrum, so they would hang out with him on alternating days.
  • Roald Dahl reportedly wanted Spike Milligan to play the part of Willy Wonka. The fact that Milligan was not cast as Wonka was allegedly one of the reasons Dahl refused to allow Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator to be made into a movie, even writing that decision into his will. (Dahl also would have been happy with Peter Sellers, but Milligan was his first choice.)
  • The “I Want it Now” sequence took thirty-six takes to perfect. 
  • To achieve the look of becoming a blueberry,  Denise Nickerson was sandwiched between two halves of a giant Styrofoam ball (a centrepiece in the shape of her body had been cut out beforehand) so that only her head, hands and feet were poking out.
  • Paris Themmen was cast as Mike because Mel Stuart thought that he had the perfect brattiness for the Mike Teavee part. The later consensus on set was that this was true. ‘Four of them are wonderful,’ said Wilder in a television interview during filming, 'and one I’m going to throw through a window tomorrow.’)
  • Denise Nickerson got the role of Violet partly for her acting and partly for her round, baby cheeks. Mel Stuart thought she looked just right for someone destined for life as a blueberry.
  • Julie Dawn Cole actually lied about how much acting experience she had. She also had to read the book - which she hadn’t before - overnight between the first audition and recall.
  • Gene Wilder and Peter Ostrum would often have lunch together and walk back to the set sharing a bar of chocolate.
  • Mel Stuart saw the set for Wonka’s office - which was then perfectly normal - and decided that this didn’t suit the eccentric confectioner at all. So he ordered everything to be cut in half. 
  • During the third rewrite of the script, they brought in twenty-five year old writer David Seltzer to do some additional work on it. They ended up flying him to Munich for two weeks, where has was locked in a hotel room to every day and only allowed out for meals. At the end of the fortnight Seltzer flew home exhausted, he later said that his two weeks there was the best training a young screenwriter could have had. 
  • The actor playing Slugworth stayed away from the children as much as possible so that they were indeed a little bit afraid of him. 
Cheap (kinda) Mascot Head (thing idk)

Time for another missing pictures build \o/ so uhhh… I had another prop I made, (specifically a lantern) that I have basically zero pictures of building, but! I took quite a few pictures of this:

my Tonberry head. Total approximate cost: $15 give or take $3-5 of materials I already had on hand. Disclaimer: the total cost is low because I have a tiny head.

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Paper Mache Tricks and Tips

In the age of thermoplastics and resins paper mache seems a little unglamorous and low-tech, but it’s still worth considering as a material if you’re getting into prop and armor-making.  If you have low budget for your project but plenty of time in which to complete it, it’s worth a thought.

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anonymous asked:

Hiiiiiii! I'm sorry, I know that this is probably a question that might require a complicated/multifaceted answer and if it's gonna stress you out then don't even worry about it ^^ But, I'm pretty new to all this stim stuff, and I see that you've got your stuff tagged with different kinds of slime (butter, avalanche, iceberg, fishbowl, floam, etc?), and I was wondering, what's the difference between all these types of slime? Like, is it just a matter of how they're made? Thank you ^w^ ♥

okay i’m not too good with explaining but i’ll try:

butter slime is slime thats been mixed with clay so its doughy

avalanche is when like…theres white on top and it kinda seeps into the color? im not actually sure how its made…

iceberg is when the slime is left out and the top dries and becomes crunchy

fishbowl is slime with rocks/fishbowl rocks are mixed in

and floam is slime with small styrofoam balls mixed in


Nonon Jakuzure Hat - 2014

1. The base is constructed from a baseball hat and a few sheets of plastic canvas hand-sewn together.

2. I covered the hat in a batting fabric to keep it opaque when light shines on it (if that makes sense?)

3. All the little details are made from craft foam

4. The Monkey skull is made of Model Magic with an Aluminum core. (I would not recommend using Model Magic, it likes to crack when it dries, as I found out later with this project)

5. I covered the hat in the same fabric that I made the dress out of. The white trim is bias tape.

6. Front view of the completed hat. I added feathers to the top. The pink hemispheres are made from styrofoam balls covered in model magic.

7. Side view of the completed hat.

8. The completed costume!~
Side Note: I later added a bucket handle for the strap and attached pink buttons!

drcrazyshotgun  asked:

Did you make the Karamari head or commission someone? I need one for a video so bad

i made all 3 myself! it was actually pretty easy so ill use this as like. a tutorial for anyone else who wants to make one :~)

so i got a builders tube from lowe’s and cut out the face, head, and antenna hole with a box cutter, covered it with fabric using hot glue, and used eva foam for all the designs

then i used more eva foam for the face, and stretched out some translucent pantyhose to cover up the eyes, and for the sides i cut out some circles in insulation foam and covered those in fabric as well, which you can kinda see in number 6

and as for the antenna’s i got some styrofoam cones and balls from hobby lobby, paper mâchèd them, painted them, then just stuck them through the antenna hole in the head!

and then bam! youre done and you have yourself some cool katamari heads!

anonymous asked:

Hi!!! Might be a dumb question but does floam crunch? It looks quiet in videos but I've never touched any before. Are certain types quiet? The crunch gives me anxiety and severe sensory issues and I've had slime before but I really want floam but not if its too loud! !

no not a dumb question at all dont worry! in my experience its seems that styrofoam balls crunch less than polymer(i think its polymer at least) balls? theyre softer but they still crunch a little bit, its less harsh than some of the other crunchy videos,, something that might be good for you though would be making floam with microbeads! (theyre in those cool squishy pillows lmao, basically like rEALLY TINY styrofoam balls) it feels really cool and it isnt very noisy either!


How to make your own Baby Groot Sculpture

What you’ll need:

  • -Clay, I used brown DAS clay
  • -Aluminum
  • -Bendy Wire
  • -Masking tape
  • -Rocks
  • -Small White Plant Pot, but I couldn’t find one so I used a candle holder
  • -Black marbles, or if like me your on a budget, I painted googly eyes black with nail polish
  • -Small fake flowers, in either blue or purple
  • -Toothpicks for the grooves
  • -Acrylic Paint + brushes
  • -Mod Podge (optional really but it seals in the paint)
  • Glue + Glue Gun
  • Styrofoam ball for the head
  • -Bowls of water
  • -Ice cream lid
  • -knives to cut the Styrofoam
  • -Glad wrap to cover your clay when you wanna take a break (it stops it from drying too quick!)
  • -Newspaper to protect your table!

Message me if you have any questions

Have fun!

anonymous asked:

hi, whats the difference between slush and floam?

slush (slushy/slushee slime) uses polyester pellet fillers like the kind that are in beanie babies and stuff. floam uses styrofoam balls

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Prickly Protection Ward

Hello everyone! As promised, I am showing you all of my old and now in disuse protection charms, wards, and some tips. This is one of my favorite and mostly discreet wards.

What you’ll need:
🔮 One Styrofoam Ball OR Pin Cushion
🔮 Sticks, Twigs, Nettles, OR Needles

Begin by sticking all of your sticks a d such into your styrofoam ball or your needles into your pin cushion. Be very careful, because to make this affective, you need to have the pointy parts facing outwards. I know, it sounds dangerous, but if you put this in a safe spot you should be okay. But please do not use this ward if you have children or cats or other pets that can reach this!!!

After you make your ward, you can place it on a high windowsill or hang it somewhere near a window. I suggest leaving the bottom un-prickly so you can use a plate to carry it or install a string.

Use this chant over it and add some protective energy:

“Prickly ward protect this home.
From bears, curses, form a dome.
Release your fierce might
To those we don’t invite.”

Decided to make a tutorial on how I made my star Butterfly wand. I didn’t have enough money to get it 3d printed, or worbla, or even get an old mickey mouse wand that lit up. So I went a cheap route that also ended up looking okay.

Materials needed:

Hot glue.

Mod podge

Polymer clay.

Model magic.

Craft foam.

Styrofoam ball. I would say a 4″. It’s usually the medium sized one you find at Michaels.

purple paint. Dark purple or lighter that depends on you.

Blue paint. Three shades. Dark. Light and super light. 

Yellow paint. Pink paint. Gold paint.

A ton of glitter. I mean a ton. TONNN. *whispers* a ton.


1- First take the Styrofoam ball and cut off a inch, and a half off of the front. Since the front of Star’s wand has that flat surface for the front. I used a normal kitchen knife for this step since styrofoam is pretty easy to cut through. JUST BE CARE FULL!!

2- Take some of your craft foam, and trace the front of the styrofoam ball. Making a circle! That’s for the front. You take that circle and paint it with the dark blue paint.

3- Take the foam again, and cut out five one inch long strips (they should be almost an inch wide. I’m pretty bad at measurements lol) Take them, use the medium shade of blue and make a point. Paint the side that will be facing the star later on the medium blue, and then the other side lighter blue.

4- I made the hearts in the center of the inch long strips of foam out of foam. But you can use whatever you want. Just make sure to paint them pink after!! 

5- Time for the main focal point of this bad boy. Take your polymer clay and cut out a star with it. Then take something sharp. A pin, safety pin…etc. Go around the edges to make an indent. The distance you choose from the edge is totally up to you. Throw that bitch in the oven at 125 degrees for about fifteen minutes. Depends on the thickness.

6- I didn’t have time to get a piece of wood to cut out for a handle. So I just used polymer clay for it. My handle is about 8 inches long. At least an inch, and a half of it is in the styrofoam ball.  Put in the oven at 125 degrees, same time as the star if not longer. 

7- Make the crown on top of the wand that,that butterfly looking thing for the center. And the little heart for the bottom. aka the charger. Put it in the oven at 125 for 15 minutes. (Becareful with the heart at the bottom. Mine kept popping off because it’s at a very odd angle)

8-Model magic time. You take it and cover the entire back of the ball with it. Smooth it out the best you can. I know this shit is a pain in the ass. Let it dry over night or for two days. It depends on when you do it. Mine dried over night.

9- Take the foam again to make the wings for the side. I used a template by pulling up a photo of the wand, and tracing the wings. Then put them against the ball cutting it to make sure the inside of the curve rested against the ball. 

Paint them white even if you already used white foam. 

10- Paint everything that has been stated so far. 

11- Glue the one inch strips that you painted the two shades of blue onto the darker blue circle. Make sure the stars main point is facing up. The one inch pieces should be under each point of the star. Then glue the pink hearts between them. This gives it that 3D look. Then glue the circle to the styrofoam ball.

12- This is when you put down more model magic hiding the edges of where the ball, and foam meet. Try your best to make it all even. This was the hardest part to do for me. Then when it’s dry paint it. Be careful about it!

13- Take the handle and use it to carve a small indent. A place where the handle can sit secure enough for you to hold. Then hot glue the shit out of it. Make sure the handle is super snug. 

14- Take the model magic again, and make a small dome at the end of the handle. Let it dry, and paint it yellow.

15-Glue on the crown, butterfly, heart, and the wings to the side.

16- Take your mod podge in a cup.The first coat should just be mod podge by itself. Paint it all over. Make sure to get it in any cracks you find. It’ll fill it up. Model magic likes to crack so that will probably be the only thing with crack. 

Then pour some glitter into your mod podge cup and coat the wand in glitter. I put four coats at least. Because I’m a glitter nutjob

The picture should help out with a better reference if some of my words don’t make sense. Feel free to message me if you have any questions. 

Farore from The Legend of Zelda: Oracle series is mostly finished!  Last weekend was spent working on the wig, which is made from a base, two styrofoam balls, and two ponytail clips.  This was my first time making a hairbun and I was pretty pleased with how straightforward it was so long as you make sure that all of the hair is firmly pinned down on either end.

Believe it or not, the dress was made completely from stash fabric, a combination of Ugly Stepsisters and Belle leftovers.  Always save your big scraps!