Does anybody has any idea or information to built a monster gloves made of silicone?

I have tried to make a silicone gloves, but does'not has a good result. Very difficult job. 


  • Kai RottmannKai Rottmann Oberhausen NRW Germany ✭✭✭
    Hey Marcelo :-)

    Have you done a lifecast of your hands?

    Which clay did you use?

    I did a pair monstergloves for an indie scifi film last year.

    The first step was to do a lifecast with alginate and plaster of my own hands. I had to think about which design the gloves should have.
    I thought about a 3 fingered hand, so i had to spread my fingers in that specific position, while holding my hand into a batch full of alginate. 

    That was the result after patching and smoothing the gaps between the fingers:

    I did a WED Clay sculpture on the plaster cast:

    Once that was  finished, i did a three part fiberglass mold which was constructed in that way, that no part was locked between the fingers when take it apart. 

    I brushed in some layers of latex (dont do that,.. you have to dry each layer- i spend a couple hours a day over one week to cast that gloves,.. If you cast in latex, you need to do a stonemold)

    So you could brush your silicone and let it dry, or you put the mold over your plastercast and fill the gap between mold and cast with silicone. 
    For that you need to seal the mold to prevent that the silicone runs out. 
    And you need to drill some ventialtion holes to prevent trapped air and a pour hole where you can fill in the silicone from the top.

    Here are the finished Monster- Latex gloves, painted with siliconepaints:

    There are also great lessons here at the SWSCA where you can see the process of making monstergloves from the best SFXartists.

    For example the Bruce Spaulding Fuller lesson:

    I hope that helps. Have fun with your projects ;-)



  • Sebastian PottsSebastian Potts United kingdom
    been wanting to try this my self. how much alignate did you need? these are wicked thanks for the info Kai
  • Kai RottmannKai Rottmann Oberhausen NRW Germany ✭✭✭
    Hey Sebastian :-)

    I think it was ~2 litres of alginate (~700grams + 1,5 litres water) which i poured into a "whey protein plastic tank" (<--- Hope you know what i mean xD ) with 15 cm in diameter and 25 cm in hight.

    Make sure, you are using very cold water to stretch the kicking time of the alginate. You might spend a bit of time to mix water and alginate in that tricky "Whey protein plastic tank" xD

    If you arent on a budget, you could mix 10 kilograms alginate in a 20 litres bucket and fill it into an acrylic pipe  :D  


  • Sebastian PottsSebastian Potts United kingdom
    hahaha thanks kai helps loads and i know the tubs you are speaking of. only time i used alginate i was so gutted i read only to use warm water and a blender.... went hard in about five seconds lol was so gutted. thanks again dude. 
  • Kai RottmannKai Rottmann Oberhausen NRW Germany ✭✭✭
    Rofl,... 5 seconds..:D :D

    Similar happend to me, while striring the alginate in room- temperatured water with my hand,..
    While stiring, it started kicking.
    I became nervous and let my hand in the bucket to not waste the alginate.

    After ten seconds, when the alginate was fully cured, i realizied, that my hand was in a very crappy- confused position and so i destroyed the negative when trying to pull my hand out.

    The alginate was wasted- of course xD

    Since then, i only use very cold water and a fork or something else for stiring.
    Nothing what generates heat, like my own hand  :# :D

    Next time i will try the slow curing alginate, when my stored alginate is empty  :s :D :D

    Have fun with your projects dude  ;)


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