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Create A Cosplay Golden Snitch

teacher avatar Emiline F, Cosplayer / Artist

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7 Lessons (35m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Supplies

    • 3. Base Construction

    • 4. Wings

    • 5. Base Paint Coats

    • 6. Weathering

    • 7. Final Steps & Goodbye

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In this class, learn how to make a realistic Golden Snitch, based on the models in the Harry Potter movies. It takes less than an hour to make, and makes a great gift, prop, or display.

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Emiline F

Cosplayer / Artist


Hey there! My name’s Emiline, and I’m a cosplayer and artist who’s been creating Skillshare classes for several years now. I enjoy crafting new costumes and props, as well as always expanding my skills in drawing. I have different classes that focus on both cosplay and drawing, and I hope you’ll check them out! If you want to find more of my cosplay content online, my cosplay name across the web is Winterstar Cosplay.


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1. Introduction : In this culture class, you will be learning how to make a golden stitch from the Harry Potter books or movies. It takes less than an hour to make. You don't need to know metal working or any other crazies. Go for this. It's just polymer clay, a little bit of oil, paper paint. It's really not that hard, and I hope that you will check out the video so I can teach you how to make this. 2. Supplies: Okay, so welcome to my skill shirt class. This is in the line, and I am going to teaching you how to make a golden snitch speed. First part of this video's went to be about the different supplies, the only the first of which, being aluminum foil. Then, of course, pain. You'll need metallic gold, metallic silver and then just plain black. You will also need much podge. Both Steve's sealant and a glue I used match Matty. However you pronounce it because I think it looks better on metal looking things. You'll also need to little beads. They work best. They have holes in them like they're really small beads, and the role have around a lot, so it's been very irritating to me throughout this video. Anyway. You'll also need ear bud wires or some other form of then wires. He convened early easily and then clay like politically that you couldn't bake in the oven . I use black, but it really doesn't matter what color it is, since you'll be painting over it, Then you'll need a pencil and paint brush or several paintbrushes. And then, um, CART stock car stock works better because they think of material and then we'll just get right to it. 3. Base Construction: Okay, so the first thing that you're going to need to do is take a piece of aluminum foil and what we're going to be doing with this aluminum foil is forming the interior of snitch. Since if we just use solid clay would take a long time to bake and ease of a lot of clay. So what you need to do is take a small amount and mold it into a ball shape as best you can . It doesn't have to be perfectly shaped because you will be covering it and clay later. Since mine wasn't quite as round as I liked or a smooth, I took the excess piece that I had and wrapped it around the other one and twisted the end of it. I ended up with, like, a little thing sticking out of the answer. We did have to cut that with sensors, and you might have to do something similar. Might have cut off parts. You might have to shape that Maura, as I do here until you can, one the correct shape or whatever shape you want the most, but we're going to do next is taking your polymer clay and what we're just thinking doing It's pretty simple. You smooth out the polymer clay until it's like, soft and pliable, and then you're going to I'm just showing you the clay in case you don't realize that's black Parliament clay people Wow, there ago. Still smoothing it up. Anyway, once you've gotten like a big enough piece, you can start wrapping it around, which I'm still not doing it. Apparently, I took a little bit longer because I've only done this one other time. But you know, there really, yes. You just wrap it around, and this is where you make it become a better ball shape. And I actually ran out of black polymer clay here before I could finish student the entire ball. So I had to cut out a bit minute and I wouldn't grab some different polymer clay. You may have to do something similar, or maybe you're just better funded in me, and you actually had enough black Paula McLain's finish the entire thing again. It doesn't have to be all the same color because you're just going painting over and you won't see any of this. That's underneath what you do need to just make sure of is that it's smooth and as close to a sphere. It's possible. It's like I think it's a little bit smaller than it ping pong ball. I thought about using being fungal, but it didn't quite work out. So, using aluminum foil and clay, that's been fun. Once you have the roughly ball shaped thing, you need to smooth it out more So what I'm doing. I'm just rolling it between my hands to get smoother, and then you need to put more. Let's play in certain areas to get it smoother than you can also do that. That's about as good as against, though, as you'll see throughout the rest of the videos, I do continue to reshape it. There You'll see the person that I made, which I'm using as a reference to press the wires into it. I mean, you could look up pictures on the Internet, or you could just use the one that I have here, and I keep telling you, you can do thinks I mean you could do whatever you want. This is just like a reference video, where or whatever, but anyway, those beads, yes, they keep rolling around so If you need to press your beads into Clayton victims not moving , that would be a great idea anyway. So then you need to start with the wires and then you pick a center point on your ball, and then you're going to be focusing around that point. It doesn't really not aware, since it's a sphere. So there we go on pressing just the wire lightly into the clay. Maybe not like a little bit more than lightly and wrapping it all the way around. You want to cut the wire? It's a few times as possible. So as many times as you can wrap it around to get certain shapes than you should do that instead, I am for real, not making a whole lot of sense. So if you just want to turn off the sound and just watch the video instead, that might make it clear to you. Now that I've wrapped around this first design, which you can see matching up on the other snitch, you need to cut as close to precise is possible, and you'll see that the scissors did make a mark in the clay. But since clay you could just smooth it over again, and it's no big deal. So now we're moving on to the second part of design, which I'm pretty sure what I'm doing next is the part that goes wrong. The bottom, since that is the top of the middle section on the snitch. And if you didn't get the designs, Preston exactly right as I did here, then you could just rearrange them. And it's pretty easy because it is just clay, and it doesn't take a whole lot of effort to Reese with it or anything. This next part that we're doing is, um, rapping under the first design. And then it forms two loops, one on each side, inside those loops. If you'll see on this niche that I already finished their these little grill things that you'll be pressing in later. But you don't need to worry about that part right now. Just the little loopy things that wrap all the way around and then form the 2nd 1 on the other side as well. - Now as you can see at this point, you should have finished, or at least been close to finishing the first design part, which forms this little diamond shaped thing in the middle. And once you have this little diamond shape, it's easier to go on to form of the rest of the snitch. For this next part, you're going to need the two little beads that I kept losing earlier, and they go, like just on the top and a little bit to the sides on the snitch. As you could see on the reference I have or the reference you've got online you don't want a person beats too much because you do need to have a little bit of air inside them so you could insert the tips of the wings later. Secured them also, in case you need to rearrange the little beads later in case you didn't put them in quite the right spot. Now they're these two little bars that go between the two beads and they wrap all the way around and come up in these little spikes out There are these little bridges that go all the way around the back of snitch in a big U shape and then poke around towards the front towards the diamond shapes that you made. There are two of them on each side and I'm being a bit slow here. Yeah, if your wire start coming out a little bit, you could just press them a little bit. Warrant the clay save. If you're clay balls, get a little bit u shaped because of how much you're handling it. You can just move the backend because you have a baked yet. But once you do bacon, it does become firm part, and you can't really reshape it all. And you know what stakes happen because I put these beats kind of in the wrong spot. I decided later. So if you need to reshape out, you did things or you don't like how it looks when you can just change it because your snitch So you make it however you want. - Okay , so we have Preston those wires of the top now, and I'm smoothing out of it at the top there, and this is close to last part. There a few more little design TV to put in the bottom grill parts. But then after that, that's the rest of the wire parts. So those part inside of the little circle oval things you made that go underneath the diamond, they're these little grills or bridges. They go across the circle. There are two of them. They're supposed to be three, but I could only fit to. So depending on how much you could fit in there, just make sure you do the same number on each side. - And once you've done that, both sides and you've cut and trimmed them to the right length. Unlike take a last look over your ball and make sure that everything is pressed in how you want it and the clay smooth enough because after we finished this next part of the video, you will be baking it, and after you bake it, you can't reshape it anymore. So once he finished looking over aversive thing, go ahead and put it into the oven and preheat the oven and put it into the oven so it could be baking during this next video, just minus sculpting. Three. Palmer clay. I believe so. It makes it to 75 for about 15 minutes. The years may be different. I don't know 4. Wings: so welcome to the next video. For this part, you're a polymer. Clay snitch should be baking in the oven. And just before I I never ran into any problems baking the wires, even though they did have some metal in the my guess, though, if you have problems with that, then you can do it differently. Okay, yes, I am tracing the wing for this part because I did not feel like drawing another one, but it's a pretty basic shape. As you can see on there, it's not all that hard. You need to have one of each of these bases one facing one direction, one facing the other and then reach side. You're going to have a little rich going over the top, so that's four ridges and two wing patterns, and this is cut on card stock. Since it's a thicker material and the wings, you don't want the week species, your floppy or anything. So here's May speeding up the cutting part because I'm going to assume that you know how to cut things out. So I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time on that. Just you need to cut out one and then you need to flip it over and trace it, so it's facing the other direction. So then, in the end, you have two wings that you can use. - So now you should have your two wing shapes. And if you need to like, I didn't need to trim line up a little bit. So if you need to do that and then once you finish turning them, then they're the shape you want. You can trace both sides twice. You only need to trace the top part and a little bit of besides, so that you can make this rich that goes along the top. This ridge is there because it makes it look more like a wing. And it also makes it so the paper to put flop around a whole I it makes it sturdier and again, you're going to need to for each side. I just around the entire wing for this one. You don't need to do that. That was just a mistake that I made. So don't actually do that because it is kind of a waste of time, - and then you need to cut out all of those. So here is a that a part of me cutting out more things? Yes. So just cut out your own things Or does positivity were skip ahead or whichever is easier, more convenient for you? So blab, bla cutting out stuff and we're done. You should have two of these little brace or things or these little ridges for each one. And then once you have those, we can move on to gluing them together. I used much pots for glue because we don't have any, like, normal school glue. And I have found that this holds a lot better. Anyway, Susan, you put the mod padre glue along one side of it and then press the little piece of paper onto the wing pattern and then, you know, press it down and hold it there until the glues and then do the same thing to the other side. CEO have one on each side, and this goes for both of the wings. - Okay , so now you should have two wings, each with a little um, ridge on each side. And once you have those and they're all press down and glutes and we can move the rest of glue aside and we could get into coming Little feather ridges for the wings. This part. Just take a pair of scissors and decide which side is the front of the way in which I was going to be facing the front, because I think that that makes it look nicer because you might accidentally come into the regular bit on the back. And that doesn't look quite as nice. You just cut them little feathery things, not that far apart. And you also want to make sure you don't cut into Little Ridge Top because that's not where the brothers go. The feathers come out of that. The only to do this for each one, so that they both have these little feathery fringy thinks at the bottom. - Don't . I should have your two wings with The bridge is good on the top, and little friend is at the bottom. And then I will see you in the next video for the next part of making the snitch 5. Base Paint Coats: Hey, both the next video. Glad to see that you are still here. Anyway, For this part, my wings were actually already painted that I will goes through doing that in the next video where the next part of this video. But for this one, we're good with painting the actual ball of the snitch, which should have come out of the up and by now, unless it burned horribly, which would be unfortunate. But anyway, you could just paint over the bird parts and then you just pay the whole thing a solid gold . You may need to do what two or three layers actually recommend doing at least two layers, probably three, so that you can't see through it all the way you do later. So you paint one layer of gold, even if it doesn't look all that great just next to hurt any big blobs of paint that will dry in two ways that you can actually feel them. And I won't show me painting the rest of the gold layers because you just paint one layer which were to drive paint another one, and it gets kind of TVs to watch after a while, so I'm just gonna sit these on my sensors dry, which is actually nice so that it doesn't get paint all over the on paper towel a table and then also doesn't cement itself to the table because it's not a paper towel, whichever doesn't matter. Um, yes. Oh, there's me painting that. And then we'll move on to painting the wings, which is the next part, which should have come before this, actually. So there we are. The wings. Yes, the wings are going to paint it silver. You don't need to do as many layers since it's on paper. Instead, I think I only did one layer for the wings. Just make sure that kind of uneven coach and you do do both sides, even if you have to wait for one side to drive first. - Yeah , it doesn't take us long to dry if it's on paper as if it's on the clay and you really want to do one layer, or maybe to one for each side, or maybe two for each side? I don't know. It depends on what kind of paint you have and what kind of paper you're using. 6. Weathering: Hey, welcome to the next video. So in this video, we're going to be weathering the both the snitch and the wings. Weathering is when you use black or rahm pain to give it a more aged appearance. This one you're going to need some toilet paper paper towels to smudge some of paint off. Also, some Q tips to rub it on. And in my little paint palette, I have some water, which I used to scrape it off, since it does make it easier. And the paint sneers better, which is something that you want when you are weathering it, whether and kind of represents the dirt where the dust of the rust that would get in there and those things tend to gather in the lower areas of whatever metal thing it happens to be . So wouldn't it be on the top ridge top there? Yes, the top ridges on the top, believe it or not, and it would be more on the bottom. Underneath that and on the little reduced since during rest or whatever will collect underneath those we need to do, you just need to smear it on its budget until you're happy with it, doing it both on the front and the back on the back. It doesn't have to be as meat, since people will be seeing that as much. And I did take a little bit less time doing the backs in the fronts of these wings. I did keep it normal speed for the first wing so that you could see more what I was doing. But for the 2nd 1 doesn't need to be as details since you already know what to do. So I did speed it up when I was doing this one and when I was doing the last touches of weathering on the 1st 1 since those were just like a little touch ups and little things that are kind of more my preference, like how much I like it toe look whether I generally like a tap more weather appearance because I think it's better have too much paint on there than too little biggest You too little. It won't look as realistic. - So once you've finished built swings, you know both sides of both wings should be weathered, and then once you finish that, we can move on to a weapon with spinach which does take a little bit longer, since there are more ridges and grooves for the weapon to go into kind of the wings and the actual snitches kind of the same thing. The black paint goes into the ridges, and then you can use not gonna toilet paper or whatever with some water Q tips to rub off the excess paid from the tops of the ridges. And so I won't be giving a whole lot of commentary during this next part, since it's kind of a lot of how you whether things just your preference and how whether you want to look or whether you want it to look more brand new, this part does take longer. It's one of the longest processes of it is the weathering because it's a bit more meticulous than the rest of it and just painting basis based coats. But once he finishes part, there's really only like a very little bit left to do so. If you just skip ahead the video or just watch the entire thing while you're weathering it yourself, then you'll be at the end before you know it. I promise, if you like rather close so Yeah. So I'm getting pretty close to done with weathering it, though. How far you maybe I don't know. It kind of depends on how much pain you like to be on there. I don't like it to look as new, since I feel like that makes it look more like a craft instead of like, an actual cost play proper a gift for somebody or like a movie prop. It looks kind of realistic. So I like it to look more whether it which is kind of how it looks in the movies. So there I am, done with weathering. And just remember that the parts that are highest up, like the tops of be balls of beads on it should be the most free of black paint. And so once he finished that part, I'll see you in the next video. 7. Final Steps & Goodbye: all right, So for this last video we're going to be doing is sealing this into the pain. Doesn't scrape off is easily especially off with beads and wires, which do scrape off easier. And I'm just using Matt Matt Samaj podge over the entire thing and doesn't need to be super neat code. You don't need to do more than one. You don't need to do it on the wings. Since paper kind of the paintings grave often paper is easily. I guess the Varner's would work as well for sealing it. But I found that varnish leaves these little paint ridges over it like it drives into kind of bridges that don't look quite as nice. So I prefer to use modu podge someone's . You painted the entire thing with much padre bars or whatever seal into were using. Then you need to get out your hot glue gun, which I should have mentioned earlier, which we're going to use to finally attach the wings to snitch. You just need to put a little bit of glue into the whole of each bead, and once you put it in, you need to work quickly to get the corresponding wing side into it and precedent there and hold it into the position that you want it to be in because the wings can move a little bit . But where you secure them when you the hot glue first attach is it is where it will kind of hold its position. And so we are done. Thank you for watching this video, and I would love to see a photo or even a video if you can do that of your snitch in the class projects portion of this class. And thank you so much for watching. And I hope that you'll check out the one other class I have on school share right now, So thanks for watching guys.