While watching TV I saw the famous Geico Caveman commercial. I thought to myself what a great Halloween costume idea, so I went to work and took some pics along the way. Hope you enjoy and hopefully this Halloween there will be a bunch of caveman walking the streets!!! Total project cost was about $30.00 excluding some stuff I already had, and it took about two days to complete.
Step 1: What you will need
Step 2: Make a lifecast
First put a bald cap on so it covers your hair.
Second apply the petroleum jelly to all facial hair like eyebrows, eyelashes etc.
Third mix alginate and apply over face and let dry (it will turn rubbery) put straws in nose so you can breath.
Fourth wet plaster bandages and apply over dry alginate and let harden.
Fifth, wiggle your face to loosen alginate, pull off alginate and plaster bandages together, the plaster bandages keeps the shape of your face. This is a negative of your face.
Lastly mix and pour plaster into the negative, let dry and then you will have a positive of your face!!
Step 3: Lets sculpt a CAVEMAN!!
I found pics online and used them as a reference, my plan was to sculpt one part at a time starting with the forehead and brows then work down. Even though I have a big nose already, I made it wider so it looks different and made some protruding cheekbones to help with the Neanderthal look.