i have a question! i plan on making gloves (elbow length) that will thicken my fingers and forearm quite a bit- should i use the foam method you mentioned? instead of making the latex 1029380123 layers thick? thanks!!!
It really depends on how thick the gloves need to be. I only needed them to be slightly thicker than my own hands, so latex was a good choice in most parts, since it can be resistant in a thin layer (2-3 mm). The foam is better for bulky parts (1 cm thick and more). If you have thin parts, it's ok as long as they are not very large. I hope this helps.
yeah, sure, it's very soft! Imagine having your hand in a thick baloon (not inflated). it's the same material. stretchy and soft. The only problem is that your hand sweats inside, the material does not breathe at all. You need to put in some baby powder to be able to put your hand inside.
Neat, I never would have thought to do gloves this way. Your end result looks super awesome.
I'm curious though, why bother with the silicone bit? I've made a latex mask before with just a two part plaster mold and it worked fine; I thought you only needed the silicone sleeve for resin casts? Isn't mold-making silicone crazy expensive? @_@
I don't find plaster molds that reliable... I mean... that are more than ok, but sometimes they make bubbles, you have to be careful with them all the time not to get scratches, not to break, they're heavy... most of the molds I used for that costume were plaster... plus... I was brushing black latex on... the one on silicone was WAY better. the ones in plaster I had to wash and brush a lot to get the white from the plaster off. It is more expensive, indeed, but I used a small quantity of silicone per glove (~ 200 grams). No need to tell you how much I used on the masks...