Sunday, March 26, 2006
The other day I was at Safeway an noticed some cone shaped toothbrush holders. After the thought process had reached my synapses a few minutes later, in the middle of isle 14 I inadvertently blurted out 'Klansman toothbrush holders!' Gaining a few strange looks, I went back and purchased them for three dollars.
Step one was to use my dremel to make a desired effect of an offical Klansman hood. I tried a variant here I dub the 'Batman Klansman' based on the cut of the mask revealing the mouth but was unable to find any images of actual Klansman with the same cut. For the second hood, I was highly considering using resin to fill in the smiley mouth but decided that timewise and volume would not be worthwhile. I used the cheaper (more Chinese route) of filling the mouth with spackling paste (for the more traditional KKK member look).
The next step was to sand down the spackling paste to erase any traces of a smiling mouth. Mind you, I didn't have the right sandpaper to make make the project flawless of bumps but I spent a few minutes smoothing out the large lumps (once again resin would have been choice number one).
Finally, I applied three coats of 'blossom white satin' spray paint to each of the gaudy colored toothbrush holders. The dried effect almost screams Aryan Nation (btw guys at the Aryan Nations site, tables are dead and a surplus of animated GIFs reminds me of old geocities sites). Not too shabby. Maybe next time I will pick on the Black Panthers.