This is the lovely cosplayer who commissioned this piece, go check out her page!
This diadem was hand sculpted out of epoxy clay, sanded, polished, primed, and painted. Countless hours of work went into this piece.
*THIS DESIGN IS PROTECTED UNDER COPYRIGHT LAW*
**DO NOT COPY THIS DESIGN IN ANYWAY.**
I went to great length to make sure this piece did NOT look like any pre-existing version of Lady Loki to ensure it was an original and one of a kind piece. This piece is an entirely original design which I hold exclusive rights to. DO NOT COPY, DUPLICATE, OR REPRODUCE THIS DESIGN IN ANY WAY IN ANY MEDIUM. THIS IS NOT</i> STOCK!
You can see it being worn in the "Marvel's The Avengers Red Carpet World Premiere" video on youtube at about 1-hour-15-minutes
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It has come to my attention that there is an ebay seller who is making exact copies of this piece. Please be aware that this is a ONE OF A KIND piece and any replicas or you may see in NO WAY have the permission to use this design. If you find this headdress being sold elsewhere please report it. This piece was NOT based on ANY comic Loki design so any piece that is an exact or close copy of this design IS NOT taken from any other source.
After far too many incidences of copies of this design or use of the photos of this piece being used as stock despite my extensive statements of the design being my exclusive intellectual property I have had to alter and slightly obscure parts of these photos in an attempt to make it a little more dificult for them to be used as stock. I appologise for the excessive and ugly branding, but people simply will not respect the rules.
I want this hat so I might wear it EVERYWHERE
Proceeded to click and instantly, "It IS!!!"
Absolutely fantastic job. I think I would literally squeal if I saw this in real life -- not something that happens with me. XD
Wow... just amazing!
... is it heavy?
And not terribly heavy, this one was about 2 pounds.
Ah, it's well worth it! XD
There was a lot of work put into just the design of the shapes and angles, there are a lot of emotion and elements suggested in the overall design.
gorgeous. Someday I hope to be half as skilled. /bow
It just takes a patience. This was my first sculpt in 7 years out of a material I didn't even knew existed until I started working on this and with no room to mess up the first go at it. The project will guide your hands if you let it.
Sorry for asking so many questions, I just wanna learn everything and get better, you know? XD
It's similar to air drying clay only it's not like that at all. It's really a medium all its own. It's about the same as far as pliability goes as air dry clay or maybe a little closer to the non-hardening kiddie clay when it's warm. The epoxy clays are sticky and need to be smoothed with water or other smoothing agents depending on the type where as the epoxy putty like Procreate or Milliput need to be smoothed with oil based things, petroleum jelly is useful but messy, if you look online there are a tone of things sculptors use but my favourite that I've not seen mentioned in 'how-tos' is lip balm. Just the cheap dollar store non-sparkly lippy. Doesn't matter if it's scented or flavoured, just no bees wax based ones like the good ones. After a full cure this has to be cleaned off with rubbing alcohol. The putty is easier to work with and much stronger but more expensive. The clay is generally for larger areas since it is technically made for repairs. It can be sanded, carved, painted, just about anything-ed. But keep in mind if you sand it be careful, all the warning on it are there for a reason. It is toxic stuff and the better it is the more toxic. Also, wear gloves like is says. I only use them for working with large areas because I grow my nails out and they are the ONLY sculpting tools I use and I am stupid about safety when it's either getting the detail I want or having a chemical burn, so I deal when I must but I do avoid undue contact whenever I can and I recommend anyone else doing the same. If you're willing to pay a little more I suggest trying the Amazing Sculpt [link] This can be worked with without gloves much longer then the clay types and it's somewhere between the clay and putties and cures to an almost hard plastic, the draw back to it other then price is that it's heavier. It's a finer particle compound therefore it's denser but takes excellent detail and is wonderful to work with.