Oh my god, I'm gonna talk with a lisp for, like, this whole video.
Make your own fangths.
I'm just going to have do this withou bottom teeth.
Oh nailed it, okay!What's up guys, I'm Hendo, and today I'm showing you how to make fangs!This tutorial is for making your own fangs using thermoplastic beads.
This is a cheap and more versatile alternative to buyingfangs or paying for custom ones.
I'm gonna show you techniques for shapingthem, then show you seven different combinations of shapes and placementsthat I think are really useful.
I'm gonna be using a type of thermoplastic beadcalled instamorph.
You can get a small bag of it for $10 onAmazon and this is way more than you'll actually need.
Other brands includePolly plastics, Polymorph, and Friendly Plastics, some of which you can find in craft storesPlease don't use just ANY kind of plastic bead, like the kind that you findin stuffed animals or in beanbag chairs.
It's NOT the same, it really has to be athermoplastic that's safe for you to use in your mouth.
You'll also need a heatgun or a hairdryer.
You can actually heat it in boiled water, but I actuallythink that's a bit more dangerous and it's a bit more time consuming.
So grabyour thermoplastic and your heat gun and let's get started!The first step is to take a small pinch of beadsand then heat them up.
Use something to keep themfrom flying away, like a lid or bowl, then use the heat gun to warm these littleguys up.
The beads will start to turn clear when they're warm enough.
Oncethey're clear, bundle them together and make a small little ball with yourfingers.
I usually mold them into a cone shapebecause that's easier to hold, but I promise it that doesn't really matter inthe long run.
Also, make sure that it's not too hot to put in your mouth and ifit isn't soft enough, just heat it up a little bit more.
Fangs are usually on the incisors,so that's what I'm gonna start with.
It's important that itcovers both the front and the back.
Too much is better than not enough becauseyou can cut away the excess.
First, I focus on completely covering the toothand then I start to work on the fang shape.
I use the back of my fingernail inorder to get a straight edge on my fang.
I kind of stick my fingernail into thegroove of my tooth, then push it sideways so that it creates a point at an anglethat lines up with this groove.
Then I use my finger to flatten the fangs so thatit's level with my tooth and doesn't flare out.
I basically alternatebetween these two motions until it's exactly the shape that I want.
If yourfingernails don't work or they aren't long enough, you can use any kind ofplastic or metal tool, just make sure that it's safe for your mouth.
I'm also going to press the plastic into my gums so that I knowwhere to trim the excess.
It can help to sort of use your fingernail to outlinewhere your tooth is and make it more apparent line of where to cut later.
Also,don't forget to bite down.
This will make sure that your Fang doesn't run intoyour bottom teeth and make sure that it really holds it in place.
It's usuallybetter if the front of the fang is a little thinner so that it doesn'tprotrude too far from your natural teeth, but the back of the fang can be thickerand make sure that it really gets a good hold and form to your mouth.
I let itcool mostly in my mouth but take it out before it tries all the way so that it'sa little bit easier to trim.
This is how the fang looks without trimming,and with trimming.
A lot of the time you aren't really gonna see your gums anyway whenyou bare your teeth or smile, but just in case, I like to trim it back just in caseI grin really hard!When you move on to shaping the next tooth, I find that it'seasiest to put the one that you've already done in your mouth to look atfor a reference, that way they end up the same shape and size.
Obviously, it's bestif you can do all of this in one go.
You can't really heat up the beads oncethey're in your mouth.
It actually cools pretty slowly, so you do have a fewminutes to work with.
But if you don't get it right on the first try, just gofor it again! It usually takes me a while to get into the swing of it and I oftenmake several pairs before deciding which one I like best.
Okay, now you've got two matching things and now that you know how to make fangs,you can play around with the size and placement.
I'm making these fangs forToga from My Hero Academia.
She's kind of crazy and has pointy fang-like teeth, butshe doesn't really have like full vampire teeth.
So here's an example offangs there are a little bit shorter than vampire teeth, but are still clearlyfangs.
Another thing to consider is how easily visible you want your fangs tobe.
If you have a short mouth like mine, you probably can't see your incisorsthat well unless your mouth is open and you're like smiling or kind of baringyour teeth, and that can get a bit tiring and awkward sometimes.
So here's anexample of fangs on the teeth next to your front teeth.
In this case, I don'treally have to hiss or smile in order for my teeth to be shown.
It's a goodoption for more candid photos where my mouth is relaxed.
Many characters also have pointy bottom teethand it's the same process to make these too.
These canbe a bit trickier if you have an overbite like me.
In this case, be extrasure that your fangs go under your front teeth.
And here's a comparison of allthree styles with and without the bottom teeth, this way you can see all thedifferences between them and sort of expect what's gonna work this for you.
You can also play with a few extra types of fangs.
It's common for cutesy animaltype characters to have just one snaggle thing.
The trick to making a snaggle fangis just sort of making it protrude out.
Again, my mouth is kind of short, so I canreally only accomplish this on the tooth next to my front teeth.
It can even be a snaggle fang from the bottom,which is often how Beast Boy is depicted.
I have an overbite,so it's a little bit more awkward for me to try and hold my mouththis way, but you get the picture.
And because of this it's harder for me tohold it in my mouth, so I actually didn't trim away any of the gum excess so thatI had that extra stability.
If you're making teeth for a kid and you're kindof worried about them swallowing it on accident, you can actually make a "bridge"instead.
In this case, you just use more plastic beads together and you heat itup so that it goes from one incisor all the way across your front teeth to theother incisor.
You can use your nails or tools to sort of define the groovesbetween your teeth, but overall it's probably just not gonna look asrealistic.
However it's much safer and you can still trim it back to the gum sothat it's a little bit more realistic.
In any case, it'll look better from far away,it'll fit your kid's mouth better, and you don't have to worry about them chokingon it.
There are tons of other options out there too.
In Underworld, Seleneactually has a pointy incisor tooth and the tooth next to it.
Some of thevampires in that series also have multiple pointy bottom teeth.
You canalso get these thermoplastic beads in other colors.
You can use the black onesto make a cap over your teeth and make it look like you have missing teeth! Thepotential is basically infinite, just make sure that you're being careful andsafe! And NEVER drink or eat anything while wearing them.
I hope that youenjoyed this tutorial and found it helpful.
If you try it out, feel free toshare your results in the comments below.
I always like to see what everyone elseis making too!Thank you so much for watching! Let me know in the commentswhat you want to see me make next and until next time, I'm Hendo, thanks formaking stuff with me!.