Okay, so halloween is almost here., and you still don't have a costume? well, don't be scared. I'm here to help. (hope i could tho.) 

Here's a roundup of the halloween concoctions I used over the years of transforming myself  and others to be very ugly, most of which I got from a whole series of trying and failing, so you can think of it as, I failed so you guys won't anymore. haha. Don't worry, it's for amateurs, because I am. HA HA! 

NO FACE CASTING NEEDED. or wherever else casting(what?).

So before I start, I'll let you take a glimpse on a few of my works. The rest comes in the ending. ;)


  • Before you put anything on your skin, make sure that you're not allergic to any of your chosen materials.
    • To make sure your skin is not allergic to any of your weapons of choice, do a skin test. With me, the most sensitive part of my skin is the hairless part of my arm. which kinda  figures why most of my trials happen on that part of my skin, so I know whether it would be okay to have it wherever, especially my face. (1)
    • Many people are allergic to liquid latex, so for your skin test with this material, just dab very little. because latex can really damage your skin if you're allergic. 
  • Make sure it's clean and well moisturized and protected. you can use any moisturizing cream or lotion. Also, it would help to apply petroleum jelly on your skin so your pores are protected from the liquids. don't put too much tho, because your prosthesis will easily fall off. just make sure it's not too....wet? 
  • If you're gonna use liquid latex. Wax your hair off or shave a day before. mainly because taking it off would really hurt terribly if you still have even the littlest of hair on that part of your body. it would actually be like waxing because it will pull some of your hairs off. also wear headband to keep your head hair off anything. latex on hair is a big pain in the ass. 
  • Any of these materials won't hurt when applied to properly prepared skin. If you feel any sort of burning or pricking feeling, you have to STOP. That either means you're allergic or you've not prepared your skin properly. If  you think you've prepared your skin well, then that only means you're sensitive/allergic to those materials and you can't use them. 
  • Check your skin for any kind of wound, acne, or rashes. If you can see some, DO NOT APPLY ANYTHING ON THEM. unless it's very small and you've protected it well. you can use band aid. the type that covers your wound properly and cover it with nose and scar wax. then you can apply on it non toxic pva glue before applying a wee bit of liquid latex to keep it from opening up. if by any chance you can still feel something when you put liquid latex, any itchy or burning feeling. you should just give up on that spot and don't apply anything on it.
  • Make sure you're working on a properly ventilated area
  • Before using liquid latex, shake the bottle and open it for about 5-10 minutes so it would vent out the slight ammonia content. 
  • As much as possible, don't apply liquid latex near your eyes or nose. It smells really bad. even when it has vented out properly. and hurts the eyes. If you don't want to listen to me, make sure you're okay with bad smells. (it will only smell that bad for a few minutes, just until the top coat is dry). And make sure to close your eyes.  
  • Do not wear contact lenses while working on your prosthetic. PLEASE. you can wear it when you're done and your prosthetic has fully cured.
I think that's all you have to watch out for. 
Can I stick Cotten wall to my face with liquid latex
<p>Yes, You'll need to fully saturate it first but besides that its quite simple :) Just have patience when waiting for it to dry. </p>
If your in the U.K. Wilkos are doing liquid latex for &pound;1.50
<p>Can the latex and flour mix be used for permanent application such as making a prop, or will it mold or have some other issue?</p>
<p>how did you get your eyes to look like that</p>
<p>how did you get your eyes to look like that</p>
<p>How expensive is this</p>
<p>well here in manila, there's a shop that I go to where I get things pretty cheap. A whole supply for making halloween prosthetics for me and my nieces and nephews usually costs me just about 20USD</p>
<p>where in manila ? :D</p>
<p>sorry for a rather late reply, anyway, I always get my art supplies at Joli's in P.Noval, they have all I need mostly, even the hard to find ones. It's just beside UST, you can just ask people there and they would know. :) </p>
<p>Aw yis, CFAD go-to for art supplies. Great tutorial btw!</p>
<p>Hey! loving the look!!! is there any alternative to liquid latex?</p>
<p>for prosthetics you mean? That would depend on what look you want to pull off, you can use nose/scar putty, silicone, gelatin etc.the techniques are different for every material and the look it gives.</p>
How well does making the prosthetic on a mannequin (like a head) then using spirit gum to attach to a person later work? What I am wanting to do, I need to practice. But in order to do that I need more time than the both of us have to be together before the day I need it. Also, if I am able to perfect it I would rather to be able to just apply it with spirit gum and go so it is easier for him to remove later. Suggestions?
<p>it's fine to do that, although if you're using a mannequin heed instead of an actual cast of your model, you might have to make some adjustments when sticking it to your model. A few cuts here and there, maybe some overlaps to make the appliance fit. When sticking it, make sure the whole appliance is really stuck to the skin. </p>
<p>chichill san po kayo nagpurchase ng polycraft latex? :)</p>
Hello. Do you have any idea on how to create a DIY bald cap and can I used your step 2 tutorial to create a DIY nose? I have a lot of questions and I hope you can help me. Salamat!
I am going as edward scissor hands and wana make scars any tips??
<p>You can go with the diy scar putty or buy a pre-made one. it makes nice scars, just put some on your skin so it makes a small mound and blend the sides, then slice the center of your scar putty 'mound' and you have a scar. put some foundation so it blends nicely to your skin. pre-made scar putty lasts longer, you can make the diy scar putty last longer if you seal it in with latex. :) like this </p>
<p>How can I test if I am allergic to latex without hurting myself? </p>
Do a small patch test in the 'pit' of your elbow :)
<p>I am going to be making this, but to add that 'skin color' tone, add your shade of powder, or bronzer. :) </p>
Holy smokes, the Zombie Apocalypse has begun, call 911 call 911! <br> <br>
Wow... So realistic... Yet so disgusting! Very believable... Great job!
nice!many thanks! you mentioned body filler is more expensive than epoxy? a can of polituff body filler costs around 120pesos only. almost every hardware stores have them in stock.
alright! I'll try. :)
VERY NICE! saan ka nakakabili ng liquid latex?
Joli's, P. Noval. near UST :)
also, DEOVIR at SM manila 5th floor or Recto

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