Making Latex Puppet Shoes



This is using basic slush casting with liquid latex to make hollow, flexible shoes for stop motion puppets. I cheat and sculpt one shoe for both left and right – the puppets don’t seem to mind. Ordinary casting plaster will do, but I used Hydrostone. Many props can be made by casting in liquid latex. Be sure to use mould release – clay and water works well – on the flange of the mould, where plaster meets plaster, but not on the inside – the plaster needs to absorb the moisture out of the latex so it leaves a thickened skin on the surface.
Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the music, from his Incompetech site. This piece is Padanaya Blokov.

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