This is one of the funnest projects I’ve done and this is my first piece. He’s a bubble gum pink wild boar rug. No animal products were used here.
First I bought a rug head mold, complete with glass eyes and a plastic jawset from Van Dykes taxidermy. I also purchased some high quality long fake fur, some magisculpt, and with the help of my glue gun, a little acrylic paint and my husbands hair clippers…I got some pretty cool results!
This first pic is the foam base…after I sculpted around the eyes and snout to make him look a little more scary…..I painted his gums too….
I glued the fur on his head, cut around the face with the clippers…gave him a little mohawk…..
Then I cut out a 6 foot long body, lined it with heavy velveteen and gave him some ears and a goatee……
Voila! Taxidermy…guilt free and better than the real thing! LOL! But seriously…I’m pretty darned excited about making more of these. If anyones interested in trying it…I’ll elaborate more on details.