How To Make Glow In The Dark Halloween Goodies
This Glow in the Dark Spiders web is perfect for Halloween scenes.
A Halloween costume from head to toe
This is a tutorial based on what could be done with glow in the dark pigments and paints. We haven't tested all of the ideas and suggestions put forward in this tutorial as yet; but when we have time we will implement these suggestions, and update the tutorial accordingly. After lots of thinking, and a few intense brain storming sessions, these suggestions have been placed here to show you how we would make a full Halloween . costume from head to toe.
These suggestions could be used in any type of fancy dress costume requiring a Glow in the Dark effect.
A complete Glow in the dark outfit from head to toe. (Most clothing items may be obtainable, from your local charity store, or if you have the money you could purchase new clothing).
Update 24th Jan 2010. Fluoro Face and Body Paints are an excellent way to have a unique face. All that is needed is the face and body paint and a UV black Light.
The above image made use of our yellow Fluro face and body paint
HeadThere are two ways to get your mask;
Make your own Mask; Get a standard sized grocery bag; (the type used to place your groceries in at the checkout in your local supermarket). Compress into a ball shape, pieces of newspaper, then place the compressed newspaper sheets in the shopping bag to fill the bag up to be a bit larger than the shape of a human head or whatever head shape is required..When the bag is about the correct size and shape, tape the bag up to hold it's shape. Use A flour and water mix (Paper Mache) and paint strips of newspaper to the head shaped bag. This should give the bag a nice rounded shape.Next you can apply coats of a mix of polyester resin and glow in the dark pigment. After you have given the bag a few coats of the pigment/resin mix, you will be able to carefully remove the newspaper balls from within the head. Now you can either cut out the eyes carefully or build internal eye sockets using cardboard stripes and painting with the above mix.. You can make other head features, for example pointed ears, using pieces of cardboard cut to shape then sticky taped to side of head, then coated with the polyester resin glow pigment mix.
Alternatively you could coat the bag with plaster or other hard setting substance. This is a relatively cheap and easy way to make the head piece. We will show some more ideas at a later date.
You could also use an old soccer ball or similar and paint on the flour water mix. Make sure you only apply the paper strips to half way down, or you will not be able to remove the ball from the Mache. You will need to coat the ball with bees wax or similar to stop the ball from sticking to the mache.
Two ways to Make your mask Glow In The Dark.
2. Method Two; Make a mix of white Paint and Glow In The Dark Pigment. Paint the mix on the Mask. You will need to give the mask a few coats of the Paint/Pigment mix. This is the easier method, but illumination effect will be slightly less noticeable.
For the upper torso we suggest a long sleeved, white, tee shirt. Long sleeves will cover the arms. For the pants we would use white full length trousers. Again this is to cover the legs. Paint the shirt and pants to get the desired effect. You could also use a large Hessian type of bag with sleeve holes; this method allows for best movement of body. Each arm could then be made in two sections of round cardboard. The first section going from the shoulder to the elbow, and the section section from the elbow to the wrist. This also is a better way for body movement.
Arms and legs
See the above section (Body) first. or If you are using a long sleeved Tee shirt, and long pants as suggested in the "Body" section, the arms and legs will be covered.
Hands and Feet
Feet, We suggest you use white shoes. Alternatively you could paint shoes white with shoe restorer or other suitable product.
Thing To Consider
These are skate shoes painted with Glow in the dark paint
Glow in the Dark Pumpkin
Purchase a large Pun kin, hollow out the inside of the Pumpkin after cutting off the very top. Now cut out the eyes and other facial features. Paint it inside and out with a mix of Polyester resin and Glow in the Dark Pigment mix. We suggest you use, Premium Green Pigment mix for the inside and Blue/Green Pigment for the outside. If you cut out mouth features you could paint them with the Red Pigment. We use the Green Pigment because it's intense glow makes a really eerie effect, especially when illuminating from the inside of an object. Eventually over time the Pumpkin will rot away leaving the polyester shell and you will have one eerie halloween effect.
As we state, Glow In The Dark Paints and Pigments really do have near infinite uses. Their application is only restricted by our imagination.
Did you know?
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