September 5, 2014 AT 9:35 am

Intimidating Deathstroke Costume


Deathstroke isn’t a villain you want to tangle with, but you do want to cosplay as. The character’s recent appearance in The CW’s Arrow has made him more popular with cosplayers, and Instructables user Planet Rob did an incredible job with his take on the character. He provides thorough supply lists – one for tools and one for materials – and covers each step of the process. Though I like that this costume is detailed, you could get away with just making Deathstroke’s mask and pairing it with black tactical gear. His mask is the most recognizable part of the costume. Here’s how Planet Rob made it:

1: Take the painters tape on the inside of the mask and tape up the inside on the left caged eye, make sure to have no holes.

2: On the outside of the mask, the eye hole with hot glue covering the whole surface of the eye. be careful because the hot glue will be extra hot since it is concentrated on the eye socket. make sure to let the sit where the eye socket will be level with the ground. I used a vacuum tube from my vacuum cleaner to prop the mask up. Let sit for about 1 or 2 min so the hot glue can solidify.

3: Once the hot glue is solid, get a bowl and pour some mod podge in it. Mod podge is a hardening glue for surfaces. You will need to add a tiny bit of water to give it a watery consistency, but not too much, add very little water each time until you feel comfortable. (you may want to practice applying mod podge to some card board or object so you can get the consistency right, but that’s up to you.) Once the mod podge is the way you like it, apply it to the eye socket to help fill in the cracks around the hot glue and walls of the eye socket. You will need to apply a few layers, so add a layer, and go watch something for 15 – 20 min, and come back and see the result. Mod podge will have a clear coat, but starts white. You want the mod podge to pool in the deeper areas, so it may take longer for those areas to fill.

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Read more at Instructables. Top photo by Brian Malfant.

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