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In case you missed it, the theme for October is “casting materials,” chosen strategically, of course, to resonate with the mounting excitement about everybody’s favorite maker holiday—Halloween! Whether you’re making wearables or hand-held props, there’s probably a method, material, or technique in our archives that will inspire you to take your costume to the next level. To start things off, here’s a sampling of some of my personal favorite casting- and moldmaking-related posts, from past months, and I couldn’t resist leading in with a bit of inspiration from about this time last year—a roundup of some of the raddest, baddest, yes-I-daresay-bitchin’est prop weapons we’ve ever posted. Enjoy!

#10

Top 10: Prop Weapons


#9

DIY Rotomolding Machine


#8

Custom Piece Molded from 3D-printed Parts


#7

Choosing a Sillicone for Casting Soft Buttons


#6

Casting Resin Rings


#5

Mixing Polyester Resin


#4

How-To: Duplicate Vinyl Records by Casting


#3

Heart Mold from Homebrew Silicone


#2

Sci-Fi Propcasting Tutorial from Shawn Thorsson


#1

DIY Casting Silicone from Caulk, Pourable Version


Did I miss a good one? Let me know, below?

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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