I was contacted by my friend Cam, who is the Captain of the USS Summoner in the Fleet 31 roleplay group, and is also a member of the USS Navras, the local (and most awesome) chapter of Starfleet International. He wanted to have a set of Klingon appliances made for Sci-Fi Expo, so I set to work.
I wanted the ridges to be somewhat unique. All the 'ready made' ridges available online are kind of generic, and I didn't want to use a main character as a reference in case they were too easily recognizable. Luckily, I came across a one shot character named Leskit, whose ridge pattern I really liked, and started to sculpt.
I cast it in Ultra-Cal and then made the final piece out of liquid latex. I also made a nose piece to match, but didn't end up taking any pics of it. :p
The morning of Sci-Fi Expo, I applied the pieces in the hotel room. He had brought a wig, a pair of REALLY busy eyebrows, and a mustache, which we also applied to finish off the look.
I have to say, I am THRILLED with how it all came together. I was really happy with the look of the final pieces, but seeing it all together just made it come alive! And Cam totally was a Klingon the entire day, even singing in Klingon to the Prop Freaks camera!