Picture of Gelatine alien prosthetic application

Hi all,

This instructable is based on the two links below and was put together to test the durability of the gelatine prosthetic, how to glue the prosthetic in place and also to test how make-up adhered to the gelatine. It enabled me to learn by making a few mistakes which I have shown and also re-use the gelatine once clear of makeup and glue to keep the cost down when practising prosthetic construction and application.

Is a very low cost gelatine prosthetic. The entire cost was approximately 5 euros. It is less likely to cause any skin irritation if you are allergic to rubber latex as there is less surface area covered in latex apart from the edges of the bald cap but still do all the usual tests with the materials to check for allergies prior to application.

The whole process takes about an 2 hours once you are used to applying basic prosthetics and you can re-use your negative mould multiple times as the gelatine washes out easily, as long as your Plaster of Paris mix is strong. Normal ratio is Plaster of paris 2 parts to 1 part water. Simple plastic cups are the best way to measure amounts required.

The most important part of any prosthetic is to ensure you have thin edges for effective blending to the skin. This example is a little rough and needed more blending with regards to the makeup application and edges of the gelatine but it was done just to show the process and less emphasis was put on realism but it's still fairly effective and hope it gives you the basic idea.

Please be aware: Gelatine is extremely hot when melted (like hot toffee) therefore please don't apply it directly to the skin or you may create a permanent special effect prosthetic.

Before you start check out the original gelatine prosthetic instructable for some extra hints and tips and the original you tube video where it all started.....



Enjoy !

Step 1: Time lapse video of the entire prosthetic application process

immortal FX1 month ago
not to be picky,but I would have covered up my ears with the bald cap to make it look a little bit more scarier. But its your prosthetic application not mine! ;D
JoLoveN1 year ago
I'm not sure why but every time I get down to the part where you used the wire to scrap the clay, I get booted out of the Instructables APP. Not sure if it's my iPhone, the App, or if there's a problem with the site. Have you had anyone else mention it?
Btw, love your work. :-)
The Animator (author)  JoLoveN1 year ago

Hi JoLoveN ... just sent you the PDF hope it opens ok ;)

The Animator (author)  JoLoveN1 year ago

Hi JoLOveN...if you send me a private message with your email i can save it as a PDF and send it to you if that helps :)

The Animator (author) 1 year ago

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james.rasa1 year ago
amazing, it as a scary feel but also a funny feel :)
The Animator (author)  james.rasa1 year ago

Yeah james.rasa....it's a strange mix glad you like it, give it a try and post any findings :)

The Animator (author) 1 year ago

Hi all,

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Very nicely done though btw
The Animator (author)  KemikalzAreFun1 year ago

Thanks KemikalzAreFun

If you take a little latex or silicone and kinda stipple it on with a sponge, it will make the shine on the gelatin prosthetic look less shiny and make it look more realistic after paint.
The Animator (author)  KemikalzAreFun1 year ago

I have also used pros aide for the same effect...good advice mate!