Blank Sea Shells

$14.50

These decorative sea shells are made from lightweight cast resin and would make the perfect props for your mermaid or other oceangoing creature costume! They may be attached to a mermaid bikini top, strung as part of a fancy sea-themed belt, attached as decoration on a mighty trident prop, or anything else you can imagine.

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Description

You can choose between two sizes for these shells: 4.5″ diameter (about 1.25″ depth) and 5.5″ diameter (about 2″ depth). The shape is slightly different for each size, as you can see in the photographs.

Choose the option to buy two shells together for a discount per shell.

These shells may be worn in the water. (Please note, however, that the resin they are made from is NOT rated aquarium safe so they shouldn’t be used as aquarium props.)

All of my resin props start out as a sculpture I created in oil-based clay. I make a mold of the original using silicone rubber, and then cast it in impact-resistant resin. While I don't recommend treating it roughly, this stuff is very tough!

This blank prop comes just as you see it in the photos - a raw, blank piece cast in white resin, with the flashing from the mold removed and the edges sanded smooth. This is a do-it-yourself piece, meaning it's up to you to finish, paint, and assemble it however you'd like. I'm also available to answer questions, so please don't hesitate to send me a message.

Blank Mask/Prop FAQ

Do your mask and prop blanks come with instructions? What kinds of paints/glues work best with them?

I send a guide along with each purchase with tips on how to paint your mask or prop, what kinds of glues to use, and more. The two general guides can be viewed below, but some masks kits also have a more specific guide of their own.


Do you do costume commissions or custom masks?

I'm sorry, but my schedule doesn't allow time for me to take commissions or custom projects, including custom paint jobs. I am happy to take suggestions, but I cannot guarantee what you're looking for is something I will end up making.

I recommend checking out the Cosplay Commissions group on Facebook - You can request quotes on costume pieces you're looking to have made, and it's a very active group. It's a closed group, but if you hit the Join button one of the admins will let you in.


Will you attach a strap to a mask blank for me?

It's best to paint your mask prior to attaching the strap, so I don't offer them with the straps already installed. The strap just gets in the way during the painting process, especially priming.


Can you make lower jaws for your skull masks?

Masks with attached lower jaws or moving jaws must be made to accommodate them from the start, such as my lizardman masks. My skull masks and other half-face masks are meant to be worn as masquerade-style masks and are not set up for having a moving or attached lower jaw.


Can I attach horns (or other items) to my skin with spirit gum?

My cast resin horns, fangs, and other such items are meant as embellishments for props or masks, and weren't made with the intention to be attached directly to skin as a prosthetic. It may be possible to apply some of the lighter pieces to the skin with spirit gum, but I have not tried this and can't guarantee the results.


Do you still sell turian masks?

No, sorry. The turian masks were discontinued at the end of 2017.


What’s up with the lizardman masks?

Due to some problems with the mold, I have had to take down the lizardman mask indefinitely. I can’t say when or if it will be available again at this time.

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