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If you've come here looking for self-help, this is probably the wrong place. This is a tutorial for people who are already ego-tastic enough to want to make more of themselves. Not in the traditional sense, and not even in the cloning sense. You'll see.

This is, alternately, a creepy-doll mask tutorial. Hard to be sure.

Step 1: Make positive of face

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First, you're going to need a positive of your face. Your face, but one that won't get burnt if it suddenly touches something that's 500 degrees.

I made mine using my Plaster Face Cast tutorial.

There are other ways to make a mask of your face than that described in this and the next step, but this is the most accurate way, I think.
Hannibal Lector will be proud!
miles_wiles3 years ago
Great Instructable! I have a similar way of making a mask of my own face...

I used a combination of one positive and one negative plaster cast, then poured in liquid latex rubber to make a "rubber sandwich" and allowed it to dry for 24 hours.
Then, I adhered my beard clippings to the rubber surface with more liquid rubber.
I decided not to paint it because it looks creepier...
nice job! yet creepy..
finfan72 years ago
I'd like to see this done with foamed latex or gelatin. This is crazy.

In a good way.
I love your write up and sense of humour - you're very funny! Project turned out great too! Steph :)
frenzy3 years ago
frenzy3 years ago
weyler743313 years ago
she does kinda look like a burn victim but its cool....has anyone seen face off lol
nerd123 years ago
Lets play a game...
spooky XD
mikeasaurus3 years ago
Nope, not creepy at all. (nice work, I want my own face masks now!)
Oh gosh, this is creepy. I love it!
Kiteman3 years ago
Sorry, but that opening image... You look like a burns victim.

(And it was *so* creepy seeing you around the office in that thing!)
SelkeyMoonbeam (author)  Kiteman3 years ago
Oh, that's not me in the opening image actually.

I'm in a room full of clones!

(clatter of footsteps, jingle of keys as I disappear down the stairs in panic!)
ilpug3 years ago
okay, creepy.

I like it!
artfulann3 years ago
well the title did catch me off guard-- but the text kept me amused!

If you added a little shading around the sides (darker flesh tones) the mask will be a bit more realistic as it gives more of an appearance of a three dimensional form. Or go totally zombie.....which could be fun. That would be the option I'd go for and then wear it to school and freak out all my students...