Custom vampire teeth make an excellent addition to any vampire Halloween costume. They can also be a great craft that provides hours of fun. With just a little bit of time and effort, you can have your very own unique set of vampire fangs.
How to Make Vampires Teeth
Before you get started, you want to make sure that you have all of the necessary supplies. Many of these are common items that are found around your house. Anything that you do not have can usually be found at your local craft or convenience store.
Once you have gathered all of your supplies together, you are ready to get to work!
Making Your Teeth Impression
The first step in making your vampire’s teeth is to make an impression of your own teeth. You will use the plastic cup and the InstaMold in this step. Cut out a section from the bottom of the plastic cup so that it forms a tray in the shape of the moon.
Next, you will need to mix the InstaMold. Read the directions thoroughly before doing so. Make sure that the compound is stirred until it is smooth and free of any lumps. Place the mixture in your tray and then into your mouth. Be sure it covers all of your front teeth.
You will need to sit very still while you wait for the mixture to harden. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes. After it has set, remove it from your mouth and carefully examine the impression. You want to make sure that there are not any gaps or cracks. See that you are happy with the results before moving to the next step.
How to Make The Mold
In this next step, you will need the Activa PermaStone, water, mixing bowl, measuring utensils, and the whisk. All casting materials are different, so you will want to make sure that you read through the instructions carefully before beginning. Your mixture should not be too thick, or it will not settle into your impression completely.
1. Pour Your Mixture
When you have the right consistency, slowly pour the mixture into your impression. Be sure to fill every section of the impression. It is a good idea to start pouring the mixture in the very back and then gently tilt the impression so that it is filling one section at a time.
When you are finished, the mold needs to be set on a flat surface so that it can harden evenly. This should take about 30 minutes.
2. Remove the Impression
When the stone has completely set, you should be able to turn it over and carefully remove the impression piece. You will then be left with a perfect replica of your set of teeth. Thoroughly inspect the mold to make sure that there are not any empty spaces. Also, check to see that the gum line is solid and defined.
3. Allow Mold to Set Up
For the best results, it is recommended that you allow the mold to sit for an additional 1 to 2 hours. This will help to remove all of the moisture from the cast, making the piece harder. If you do not have the extra time to allow the piece to dry out, you do have the option of using a hair dryer for this process.
How to Sculpt Your Fangs
To sculpt your fangs, you will need to the Sculpey III and the sculpting tool, if you choose to use one. Take the Sculpey III clay and apply it directly to the teeth on the part of the mold that you would like to be fangs. If you allowed the cast to dry completely, the clay should stick well.
Next, you will sculpt the clay into the shape of fangs. This is the part that is really fun because you get to choose exactly how you want your vampire teeth to look. You might find that the sculpting tool comes in handy when fashioning around the detailed parts of the mold.
Listed below are some tips for helping you to create solid and sturdy fangs:
- Use the clay to cover both the front and the back of the teeth. This will create a stronger base.
- Build your fangs slightly thicker than you actually want them to be. A thinner mold will be more fragile and more susceptible to breaking.
- Add slightly more clay than necessary. Further along in the process, you will have the opportunity to file down your fangs to even and smooth them out. The process of going back and making them smaller is easier than going back and making them larger.
- Add some extra clay to the back side of the teeth. The additional mass will help to hold your fangs in place.
Once you are finished, you should have a beautiful model of your desired vampire teeth.
How To Impress Your Model
You will need a bowl, water, dish soap, and some more InstaMold.
Fill the Bowl With Soapy Water
Take your bowl and fill it with soapy water. Then, take your model and submerge it into the water. You need to let it soak for at least 10 minutes. This will help to keep the InstaMold from sticking to your model.
Place The Mix in The Tray
Mix the InstaMold according to the directions just like you did before and then place it in the plastic tray. Remove your model from the water and carefully press it into the clay to make an imprint of the teeth.
Be Careful With Your Impression
Make sure that you do not press too far into the impression material. You want your impression to be detailed and thick enough to support the mix. Remove the model and inspect the impression for flaws before moving on to the next step.
It Is Time To Create Your Fangs!
You will need the acrylic, Vaseline, Q-tip, your teeth model, and your vampire teeth impression for this step. First, you need to take the clay fangs off of your teeth model. You will be left with your original model.
Use your Q-tip to rub a thin coat of Vaseline over the model. This will keep it from sticking to the acrylic. Then, place it into the vampire teeth impression.
When you do this, there will be a gap left between the model and the impression where the fangs were. You are going to fill this gap with the acrylic in order to create your wearable fangs! Here are some suggestions for mixing your acrylic:
- Read the instructions thoroughly before beginning.
- Begin with the liquid, adding the powder.
- Consistency is important. You should be able to lift a string of acrylic out of the mixture about an inch before it falls back in. You do not want it to be too thick or too runny.
Pour The Acrylic Onto Your Fangs
When you are ready, pour the acrylic into the impression of your vampire fangs. Make sure that it fills them completely and that there are no air bubbles. Then, take your original model, without the fangs, and set it into the impression.
You can use the unused acrylic as a guide for when your fangs are finished. You do not want the acrylic to become too hard, as it will make it more difficult to remove from your model. It is best to take the fangs out when they are rubbery.
Clean-up And Polishing
This step requires the rotary tool and an emery board. The first thing you will want to do when you remove your acrylic fangs is check for any voids.
You can use either the rotary tool or the rough edge of an emery board to remove any excess acrylic from the fangs.
Take your time and use caution, as you do not want to accidentally take off material that you need. It is not necessary to trim the back side of your fangs. The extra material will help hold them in place. Once you have shaped your fangs to your satisfaction, use the smoothest side of the emery board to polish them.
Using Your Vampire Fangs!
You have finally reached the fun part of the process – getting to wear your personalized fangs! You get to see the results of your patience and hard work! You should now be left with fangs that are perfectly fitted to your teeth. If you have any trouble keeping them on, you can use the temporary dental cement to help keep them fixated.