The gown is quite ornate with a headdress and masks to complete the costume. The dress was to include a few life size hands sprouting from around the body hugging the curves of its wearer.
Yon, our model keeping his hand very still.
The life casts ready for casting.
After a few coats of urethane, the life casts were filled with two part expanding foam.
Casting all the hands at once!
One of the first test hands, cast entirely in urethane.
More test hands. A urethane hand and a soft foam hand.
The folks over at Eric Winterling, one of New Yorks largest costume houses, built the gown and attached the hands. Prior to attaching the hands, they were gold leafed.
The finished cast hands.
The final dress.