Step 4: Make Skin Glue

This natural recipe works great - we've used it in applications that were worn for 10+ hours, and it held up wonderfully, never "melting" or running down the face, and it didn't cause an allergic reaction. I can't guarantee how this glue will hold up if you are someone who has a lot of face perspiration. This syrup glue is a great alternative that is inexpensive, and it is easier for those who may have an allergy to liquid latex or spirit gum adhesives.

Skin Glue Recipe

Mix 2 tablespoons wheat or white flour with 1 tablespoon dark corn syrup or molasses with 3 teaspoons of water.

Tip: You may find this recipe too thick for your liking; just add more water, stirring as you add. Careful, too much water and it won't maintain the "stick" that the recipe requires. A little more syrup and flour can help you catch up. Experiment and see what feels right for your application.

We apply the skin glue with a silicone pastry brush.
When you apply the home made glue to the face, should you avoid areas like the eyebrows? <br>
No, the natural &quot;glue&quot; made of sugar, water, and flour will wash right off the brows without acting like a wax strip. :) If you are the least bit worried, make a washcloth wet with warm water and hold it to your brows to soften any glue. <br><br>Hope that helps! Love to see your pics if you make the costume.
To avoid damaging your makeup when putting on the costume (if you do makeup second you run the risk of getting your makeup on your white-ish costume! Ruin!), set creams with a translucent talcum powder or baby powder (it will dull it somewhat and not be shiny unless you use a shimmering talc made for stage makeup). I use Ben Nye brand theater quality face paints and set white with baby powder and colors with a translucent powder by Ben Nye.
IMOTEP! IMOTEP! (seriously though, cool costume!)
ROTFL. :) Thanks!
Congratulations, is Great !!
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
This looks awesome!
Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. :)

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