Sea Siren Costume
|Costume type:||Costumes for Women|
This homemade costume for women entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Christi, the 'Sea Siren' costume creator:
Christi Napier is wearing this homemade latex costume.
I decided to make a mermaid type sea goddess. I was thinking that if we (people) did evolve to higher ground when the earth flooded, then maybe some of us evolved in the water. And what would we look like in that reality. We would be bald. We would have fiber optic lights to attract our prey (down the spine of my back). We would need gills to breath (along the breast). Sharp teeth to eat.
In order to make this costume, I had to first do a plaster mold of my face and body. With the mold, I then poured plaster into it and made a life cast of me. Next my brother, Jason Napier, and I formed my costume ideas onto the body cast with clay. After the costume pieces were created with did a plaster cast of the clay costume pieces. Once they were dry we removed our clay costume and poured latex into the new plaster mold. We allowed our pieces to dry completely and then removed our new costume. Then we had to airbrush our new creation and bring her to life. Last was application of the latex costume. This was done with more latex. It was basically glued to my skin a little at a time. Then airbrushed to again to blend my skin in. I used glow sticks that I broke apart and high lighted my fingers on top my head and the shell pieces growing on my skin. Teeth and black contacts were also applied.
Total cost for materials was around $600 (this was our first time at making a latex costume, next time won't cost near as much)