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Calcifer the fire demon by Citrine-K Calcifer the fire demon by Citrine-K
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Calcifer is cute.

I made him out of plastic water bottles and cellophane.
Once I had cut out the bottle to the desired shape, I took a cigarette lighter and curled(melted) the spikes to look more flame-like. I coloured it with copic markers.

He also has a miniature light inside that shines in the dark.

Steps:


:flame: remake 2 colourless plastic bottles (Fanta bottles have a bulb-like shape)
:flame: remake Yellow cellophane
:flame: remake A pair of googly eyes
:flame: remake Cigarette lighter or something like it
:flame: remake Copic markers (or maybe sharpies?)
:flame: remake Optional mini torch/LED light

Have yourself two bottles: one big, one small (preferably smooth without ribbing). Cut the bottles using a box cutter and then scissors for precision. Heat the plastic spikes with a lighter so that they curl; keep the flame moving and don't be too slow or else the plastic blackens. After that, colour the bottles with Copic markers (yellow to red). Place smaller bottle within big. Scrunch some cellophane and stuff it into the middle bottle. Glue two googly eyes onto the 'bulb' of the big bottle. If you want, you can put a mini torch or LED light under the bottles for added effect.


"I'm NOT cute! I'm a FIRE DEMON!! May all your bacon burn!"
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:iconyaishika:
Yaishika Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thats so fantastic! I love it! :-D
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:iconcitrine-k:
Citrine-K Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :) Make one if you're inclined!
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Andrexi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Clever! I've been considering how I could make a Calcifer for my unused fireplace. This would look great!
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:iconcitrine-k:
Citrine-K Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How interesting! You could take an extra step to find an electronic candle light that flickers realistically. If you get this to happen, please link me to a photo. :)
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Andrexi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
I wasn't planning on posting it, but sure!

andrexi.deviantart.com/art/Cal…

Thanks a lot! It turned out beautifully and my rommates both love it.
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:iconcitrine-k:
Citrine-K Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This totally made my day! Thanks so much for crediting me -- I feel honored to have inspired someone. :) Just out of interest, I made my Calcifer by turning the bottle upside-down and removing the cap.

I hope you don't mind if I make a journal post about this?
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:iconandrexi:
Andrexi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
Of course I credited you! I basically did what you did, just messed it up a bit. I couldn't find a big Fanta bottle at the store and I just ended up buying a cheap Dr. Thunder because it was the only smooth bottle I could find. I used the top because I liked how the shape tapered. 

Though I do think the heat gun added a really nice appearance, even if it isn't screen accurate. 

And of course! That would be pretty neat!
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ElenirLachlagos Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
This is an awesome idea! Amazing, I love it. I'm wondering if maybe it would also make for a decoration...
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:iconcitrine-k:
Citrine-K Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It certainly does! In fact, that's my only use for it right now is as a room decoration. Just turn on the mini tourch and you have mood lighting~! :3 Thanks by the way!
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Avatre-FireoftheDawn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student General Artist
shut up and take my money!
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:iconcitrine-k:
Citrine-K Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
NO! MAKE YOUR OWN!

(ok I'll shut up now..)
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TheEveling Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Would you particularly mind if I made this and brought it with me to a festival to accompany my Howl cosplay?
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:iconcitrine-k:
Citrine-K Featured By Owner Edited Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course not! :D Just if ever you put it on dA please give credit to me. Good luck with your Howl cosplay! Also I'll edit the description so that you'll have steps on how to make it.
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xXmette-3dXx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so nice
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:icontwinling:
Twinling Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
this looks amazing!
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:iconcitrine-k:
Citrine-K Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly.
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jelleybean13 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Amazing! I never would have thought to do that.
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Crono8 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Wow I love this!
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:iconcitrine-k:
Citrine-K Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~
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:iconmissraptor:
MissRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional
Absolutely brilliant.
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:iconasharawhitepaws:
AsharaWhitepaws Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really love this idea!
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:iconmaryanime:
MaryAnime Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist
This... Is... AMAZING!!!!!!! :iconsqueeeeplz:
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La-maestra-PokemonXD Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAAWWWWW I love this character... great job!!!
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KalieW Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My goodness he is sooooo cuuuuuute!! Heart Heart 
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:iconmidblade:
midblade Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
That's really quite fantastic! Annndddddddd now I want one.
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:iconcitrine-k:
Citrine-K Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You could make your own if you wanted to. Plastic bottles, cellophane, googly eyes and a light. xD
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DarkYogurth Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cutest thing I've ever seen! Love Calcifer and Howl's Moving Castle !!! Heart 
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SiteLine6 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very cute! I know, I know .. he's not cute! he's a fire demon
but he's still a cute not cute fire demon

very creative use of a plastic bottle
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personisaperson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it
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yiea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
scary one! But I really really love him :heart:
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Nakophoto Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Photographer
Brilliant! :D
HeŽs such a cute character :aww:
I would never had such a good idea. It totally looks like flames - you
have to be really creative to even think of using a bottle to create
Calcifer. Clap Giggle The best part is the small light you put under him.
Did you make him for a convention? ^-^
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:iconcitrine-k:
Citrine-K Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I got the idea to use bottles from an art class where we used them to make artsy flowers.
Indeed there's a light and I hope to get good pics of that, too. :D
Maybe for a convention...
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Nakophoto Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Photographer
If not for a convention heŽd be a brilliant table lamp :D
The picture youŽve uploaded with the light on is even more gorgeous Love 
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:icontheskandranon:
TheSkandranon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ha ha, that is totally awesome!!! Calcifer you are my absolute favorite character on the movie.
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:iconcitrine-k:
Citrine-K Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I thought it really looked like him! I look over and there he is staring back >_>
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FH47 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg Calcifer :D May all your bacon burn!
Oh man, I need to watch HMC again
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:iconcitrine-k:
Citrine-K Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, that's what happens -- you feel the urge to go back and watch a studio ghibli movie! Happens to me all the time.
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