How to Make Vampire Fangs
How to make vampires teeth
A real vampire costume isn’t complete without a pair of fangs. If you have a bit of a DIY streak, make your own fangs instead of purchasing a pair from a party shop. You may manufacture fangs out of a plastic straw and scissors, or you can collect a substantial supply of materials and construct realistic, custom-fit acrylic fangs. Instead, try putting faux nails to your teeth using denture wax for something in between.
Making Fake Nail Fangs
1. Purchase false nails and tooth wax. Choose a false nail color that is as near to the color of your teeth as feasible. Some pharmacy shops sell both fake nails and dental wax. Denture wax or dental grip may also be used.
2. Make a triangle out of the nails. Cut a nail into a triangular form using a pair of scissors. Hold the nail over your teeth to obtain a general estimate of the size of the triangle.
3. Sharpen the nails using a file. File each false nail into a sharp teeth form using a nail file. To capture all of the debris that falls as you file, file over newspaper.
4. Apply a little amount of denture adhesive to the back of the tooth. Apply it directly on your tooth. Hold the fake nail for around 5 minutes on top of the adhesive to enable it to cure. Rep with the other fang.
- This is not available at all pharmacies. You might try getting it online or contacting your dentist.
Using a Plastic Straw
1. Locate a white plastic straw. Although the hue should ideally match your teeth, whitening toothpaste or other means may merge most teeth into a brilliant white, plastic straw.
- This process is fast and simple, and the fangs may be removed and reattached with ease.
2. Remove a tiny amount. If you have a bendy straw, cut off the top section just above the accordion bend. Otherwise, use a pair of scissors to snip off roughly 2 inches (5 cm). Alternatively, place the end of the straw over your tooth and use a mirror to measure twice as long a piece as you need.
3. Fold the piece in half and cut it into fangs. Fold the cut-off straw piece in half. Trim the two sides into fang shapes with the pair of scissors. Maintain them linked when you cut them so you can compare and keep them symmetrical.
- Avoid cutting too near to the fold. That section of the straw will go over your teeth and must be maintained unbroken or the fang will come apart.
4. Wear the fangs after cutting them in half. Divide the straw into two fangs by cutting it in half along the fold. Slip them onto your canines or the incisors on each side of your major front teeth.
Making Realistic Acrylic Fangs
1. Collect your supplies. This approach produces genuine vampire fangs that suit your teeth, but it is significantly more time and money consuming. Here’s a list of the resources you’ll need to gather:
- Alginate, which may be found at dental supply shops and certain art supply stores. (Your best chance is to buy from an online provider.)
- A paper cup or a mouth guard will suffice.Another casting medium, such as plastic casting resin. This may be found at hobby shops or certain art supply stores.
- An art supply business provided sculpting clay and a little tool for shaping it.
- Nail acrylic (in two-part powder and liquid form), available at beauty supply shops (also available as dental acrylic)Petroleum jelly (Vaseline), purchased in a pharmacy
2. Make a mouth guard out of a paper cup. Using clean scissors, cut off the top of a paper cup. The remaining base should be just slightly higher than your upper jaw. Cut a hole on one side of the cup to allow it to go into your mouth.
- If you have a genuine mouth-guard on hand or decide to purchase one, you may skip this step.
3. Move the alginate molding material into the mouth guard. More detailed instructions may be found on the label of your alginate product, since the time and procedure differ according on the brand. In most circumstances, you’ll mix one part alginate and one part water in a small dish, using any tool to mix the two components together. When finished, transfer the alginate mixture to your mouthguard.
- When employing the alginate element of this procedure, you will need to work swiftly. Within hours, an alginate mold will begin to fracture and break apart.
4. Using your upper teeth, press the alginate into the alginate. Press the alginate-filled mouthguard gently into your upper teeth. After 3 minutes, remove it by pushing straight down. When finished, you should have an alginate negative of your teeth. This will be used as a template for the next step in the operation. Repeat this procedure if there are any bubbles or broken pieces interfering with the contour of the teeth you wish to make into fangs.
- Do not force the mouthguard up so much that your teeth go through the bottom.
- Before removing the alginate, wait for it to solidify.
- If you want a more precise indication of when the alginate is ready to be removed, put a little dot of it on your finger and wait for it to solidify.
5. Two-part plastic or other casting material should be mixed together. This technique may be used with any durable casting material, however it will provide instructions for two-part plastic resin. In a glass or plastic dish, combine 3 oz (90 ml) of one liquid with 3 oz (90 ml) of the other liquid. Using a heavy-duty stirring rod or a kitchen tool, combine all of the ingredients.
- Select a two-part cast plastic that dries firmly and assembles rapidly. Ascertain that the plastic will be non-toxic after drying.
6. Fill your negative mold with plastic. Immediately after combining the two liquids, gently pour the plastic solution into the alginate mold. Pour carefully to prevent air bubbles from being trapped in the cast. Allffe585ow to dry before trying to remove.
- The plastic should get quite heated and white after a few minutes of being blended. Do not come into contact with it with your exposed skin.
- Wait 10 minutes after the plastic is dry and cool to the touch before removing it from the mold. This allows the interior to dry thoroughly, guaranteeing that your plastic teeth are firm when removed.
7. Create the fangs by sculpting them onto the model. Once you’re certain that the plastic replica of your teeth is dried, remove it. Apply a dab of casting clay to the sculpture where you wish to make fangs, then mold it with a tiny, pointed tool.
- To make the teeth more sturdy, place a little “cap” of clay right below the fangs.
8. Soak the model in soapy water for a few minutes. Soak the figure and its clay teeth in a basin of water for 10 minutes after adding dish soap to the water. This will keep the alginate from clinging to the clay in the following phase.
9. Make another alginate impression. To construct a negative mold, use the alginate as previously. But this time, instead of your genuine teeth, use a molded resin replica with connected fangs. When the alginate mold is ready, press gently to prevent dislodging the teeth and carefully take it out. Make sure there are no bubbles or broken particles in the alginate.
10. Remove the clay fangs and apply petroleum jelly on the model. Remove the clay fangs. Wipe petroleum jelly (Vaseline) along the plastic model in a thin spread with a cotton swab, being careful not to leave any lumps of jelly on the model. Once the acrylic fangs have hardened, the jelly will make them easier to remove.
11. Nail acrylic should be mixed together. Mix the nail acrylic powder completely with the accompanying liquid, using a disposable tool and mixing cup that you do not wish to reuse. Continue mixing for several minutes, or until the mixture becomes a paste. When you raise the utensil, a string of acrylic should be dragged up with it. If it’s too runny, add more powder; if it’s too firm, add more liquid.
- As it combines, the acrylic heats up. Avoid coming into close touch with your skin.
- In a well-ventilated room, combine the acrylic.
12. Pour the acrylic into the alginate mold’s fang holes. Fill the holes left by the clay fangs on your new alginate mold with acrylic paste slowly. Pour it in slowly to avoid leaving air bubbles, and stop when the fangs are mostly filled.
13. Allow the acrylic to harden before inserting your tooth cast into the mold. Push your regular tooth cast, excluding the clay fangs, into the alginate mold gently. The mold’s teeth should press into the acrylic, and the acrylic should firm around them, taking on the form of your tooth. You can tell how much the acrylic has solidified by looking at the residual acrylic in your mixing basin. When the acrylic is mainly rigid but still a bit stretchy, gently remove the cast. It should retain its form while being reasonably simple to remove from the cast.
14. Take off the acrylic fangs and put them on. In theory, each fang should be so custom-fit to the tooth it slides over that you may gently push them into place with your index finger while sucking each fang in with your tongue.
- If the fangs do not remain in place on their own, you may use denture adhesive, braces wax, or a little dot of gum to keep them in place.
Trying Out Other Household Items
1. Cotton balls may be used to make vampire fangs. Wet cotton balls may be molded, cut, and attached to your upper teeth to produce instant fangs.
2. Using cotton swabs, make vampire fangs. Remove the cotton component of the swabs and use nail adhesive to adhere the remaining sticks to your teeth.
3. Make vampire fangs out of non-toxic clay. For a specific fit, mould the clay into a pointed cone or “fang” form and fit it to your teeth. Allow the clay to solidify before incorporating the fangs into a costume.
4. Use braces wax to work around your braces. If you have braces and still want to construct vampire fangs, just shape braces wax into the shape of a fang and insert it between your canine teeth and the braces wire.
- For a more realistic appearance, mix the wax with clay.
5. Make fangs out of a white plastic bottle. You may cut out a pair of fangs from the container and attach them to your teeth as long as the plastic has not come into contact with anything poisonous.
Making Simple Fork Fangs
1. Remove the fork’s two center tines. Gently bend the two middle tines or “teeth” of a white plastic fork forward until they crack at the base using your fingers.
- If the tines do not break off at the base, shave off any leftover plastic with a clean pair of sharp scissors or a clean utility knife.
- Instead of breaking the tines off by hand, you may simply cut the whole tine off using a pair of scissors or a utility knife.
2. Remove the handle. Cut away the fork handle in a straight horizontal line using scissors or a clean utility knife.
- In reality, you’ll be removing more than simply the handle. Trim the fork midway between the handle and the base of the tines, precisely where the fork starts to curve.
- Instead of being rounded, the remaining component should be quite boxy.
- Before using scissors or a utility knife, make sure they are well cleaned and sterilized since the plastic will need to go into your mouth after coming into touch with your cutting instrument.
3. Apply dental wax on the fangs’ bridge. Apply a little dot of braces wax or denture wax on the remaining piece’s horizontal bridge. Dental wax may be purchased at several pharmacy shops or online from dentist supply businesses.
- Apply the wax to the part of the curve that curls “in.” Originally, this was the front of the fork.
4. Attach the fangs on the tops of your front teeth. Stick the wax-pointed faux fangs onto your front teeth. Gently press to fix the wax and plastic teeth.
- Check that your fangs are centered in the front of your mouth. When finished, you should be able to see an equal amount of your two front teeth in between the fangs.