A deathmask is used to create masks and prosthetics for stage make up, that fit perfectly on your face.
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need:
- plaster (gypsum) (1kg / 35oz)
- alginate (½kg / 17oz) - can be bought on dental supply stores
- plaster bandage
- plastic film
- a long piece of fabric
- facial moisture or solid vaseline
- a scissor
- a spoon
- two small bowls
- a box ou plastic bowl with sand
- a friend to help you
Step 2: Preparation
Lay your friend on a comfortable place that can be soiled - the floor or a large table. Wrap his or her head with plastic film, protecting the hair; it will get the aspect of a bald person. Moisture his or her eyebrowns and eyeleashes. Tie the fabric around his or her head. It will define the depth of the mask, because it's the fabric that will stop the alginate from draining. Try to keep the fabric as low as possible, just like the picture.