Cosplay Skill: Mould Making

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Understandably, this is a skill that most people shy away from. It’s a real shame, too. They use this skill in the props industry as it’s a great way to get many pieces out relatively simply. Having attended a panel on mould making, I now want to delve deeper into the world of mould making and understand how it all works. Over the coming weeks, I hope to be able to get all of the required equipment and tools to make good moulds and start casting.

But first, it helps to understand what mould making is exactly and why people do it. In ye olden days (heck, even today), a blacksmith would create a mould which they would cast their molten metal into. This is the process of casting. So you have two parts to this: Moulds and Casts. Simple enough to understand.

3310_-_Athens_-_Stoà_of_Attalus_Museum_-_Mould_-_Photo_by_Giovanni_Dall'Orto,_Nov_9_2009 Credit: Wikipedia

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