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Step 14: Test Fit Your Prosthetic and Cut Breath and Sight Holes

As you latex mask is not made from foamed latex or foamed gelatine and has not been made to fit you exactly by creating a face cast then it will be a little loose, but as you can see from the pictures it is still very effective and is very low cost.

To cut out you nose, eyes and mouth holes cut small circles first and keep re-applying it to your face and adjusting the hole sizes when you take it back off.

When you are happy with the mask fit it is ready for painting and sticking which I will cover in my next instructable soon.

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Try not to have sharp edges in the latex keep the cuts rounded or the mask may split easier, although if you have applied 5 - 6 layers of latex it will be fairly robust.

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<p>hello! in your tutorial you made the shape out of clay and then made a mold out of gelatin and then poured the latex. do you think it would be possible to skip the gelatin step altogether and just build the latex on the clay mold? Of course, the clay would definitely have to be greased up but do you think it is possible? Thank you!!!</p>
<p>i have seen both of you tuts one on the zom zom bite and this one. so the ratio's you used for the zom zom bite is it the same one you used for the full face face mask. the reason im asking is because im planning on using the method you show in this tut along with the foaming method to make a faceless creature mask to scare trick or treaters this year and going to a few halloween parties and i dont want it to rip when i start to talk to much to the other people.</p>
<p>i have seen both of you tuts one on the zom zom bite and this one. so the ratio's you used for the zom zom bite is it the same one you used for the full face face mask. the reason im asking is because im planning on using the method you show in this tut along with the foaming method to make a faceless creature mask to scare trick or treaters this year and going to a few halloween parties and i dont want it to rip when i start to talk to much to the other people.</p>
<p>Love the process, thanks for sharing. Can you please help me understand how you get the right amount of latex on the INSIDE of the mask to fit your face? </p>
<p>Hi! Thanks for taking time out to make this tutorial, I can't wait to try it! I was wondering, the link for the gelatin seems to not be working. Could you send me the link so I can check it out? </p>
Some Sclera contacts would look good with this one.
<p>Agree mate there a bit pricey though ;)</p>
This looks like the lead singet from GWAR lol
<p>lol</p>
think I could get a list of things I would need and their prices and where to get them just like a simple shopping list instead of going through link after link
<p>Hi firobug,</p><p>Here are the links to the main websites however you will have to put in you location to see the local supplier then it will tell you the costs for products and post and package...there is always ebay too</p><p>With regards to the gelatine mix you can see all the products in my other instructables and they are all available in local supermarkets</p><p>Kryolan liquid latex (I get most of my make-up from Kryolan, have a look at the site for inspiration <a href="http://global.kryolan.com" rel="nofollow">http://global.kryolan.com</a> they will tell you where your local supplier is its around &pound;15.00 a litre.</p><p>Mixing jugs </p><p>Setting powder (or Talcum powder this can be a little to course sometimes but good for practising)</p><p>Paint brush/make-up brush with soft bristles</p><p>Scissors (for triming prosthetic)</p><p>Hairdryer (for drying latex)</p><p>Plasteline clay (or equivalent) h<a rel="nofollow">ttp://www.chavant.com/new_site/index.html </a></p><p>Plaster of Paris base face/Dummy head/Polystyrene head (chose your base that suits you)</p><p>Plaster bandages (Optional)</p><p>Metalic paints (or metalic sprays)</p><p>Polymer super Sculpty clay <a href="http://www.sculpey.com/products/clays/super-sculpey-firm" rel="nofollow">http://www.sculpey.com/products/clays/super-sculpe...</a> </p><p>Sculpting and refining tools</p><p>Hop this helps a bit... Steve</p>
Thank you so much ^_^ I will make sure to make one&hellip;it's really easy, cheap, and fun. :D
<p>Cool ...!</p>
This awesome man&hellip;nice work
<p>Thanks <a href="/member/Abdullah+Balack/" rel="nofollow">Abdullah Balack</a> give it a try with a small piece first like a wound or bullet whole then move onto the half face then the face. Using the gelatine as a mould means you can re-use it countless times keeping the cost down...please post anything you might try ;)</p>
<p>Thats some nice sculpting!<br>I used same techniques for a mask i made for new years eve, only from silicon and the mold was made from plaster(was a little bit more difficult to pull it off) but i can make multiple casts with it and it doesn't degenerate. I covered my positive head cast with layers of silicone and when it was still wet i pasted my mask on it so it became a full head mask instead of an prosthetic. Maybe soon ill make an inscrutable about that with silicone </p>
<p>Thanks boeietoch...i'd look forward to that instructable as i've not used silicone yet ..thanks for the kind words :)</p>
Nice job man ^_^<br>To bad you couldn't keep the mouth part covered because of breathing issues though. :/

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