Introduction: Mask Made Form Real Skin

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If you came to this thinking it was a beauty treatment.....Run!!!!!! this is not for you.

Yes this is a mask made from skin and you can make one too. First throw a person in a dry well and tell them " it puts the lotion on its skin" No!!!NO!!!!!!NO!!!! Don't do that we will not be going all Ed Gein. This will be done with a dog bone.

But it will still feel creepy doing it

Step 1: Prepare the Skin

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Time to prepare the skin i use a rolled up raw hide dog treat. I looked for a fairly smooth one any will work but the hide has a bit of a memory and knots and creases will show back up which could cool, but not for this one.Toss it in a bucket of water and hold it under till the bubbles are gone. Do something else for eight or more hours. After the time has past or so slowly start to unroll it. Place back in bucket and come back to it in a day. It takes twenty four or so hours to soften it can be left longer but theWATER HAS TO BE CHANGED DAILY or it will stink.

Step 2: GET a HEAD

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Meet Boris my trusty polystrine head of sixteen years i got him at Monster Makers and they no longer have Boris but have other heads and are the best generic mask forms cheap and long lasting. I have made many masks and appliances on boris and he has held up great.You could use a plaster bandage form for this project but you will have to seal it.

Step 3: Chalk It Up to Something

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I wanted to have referances so i chalked poor Boris eyes,mouth and nose .

Step 4: Let Us Pin It on Boris

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So the raw hide has soaked for twenty four hours give or take. Now it is time to flesh this project out. Squese out excess water and slap some skin on Boris. With pins start to map out the facial features.

Step 5: Pull and Strecth It Out

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As you pin Boris facial features pull and strecth to eleaviate wrinkes and put pins everware many many pins around detailed areas like eyes and nose and mouth. You may encounter a larger excess or flap cut this with a razor and overlap and pin it to the cheek,or other area of your choice.

Step 6: Eye Opening Experience

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Time to open his eyes so with a sharp razor i cut his eyes out. Next pin the eye lid open, I will cut his mouth open when he is dry.

Step 7: Time to Wait Again

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leave the pins in for another twenty four hours. Then take the pins out and wait another twenty four leaving the skin mask on the form.This is a lot of waiting surf instructables and find something new and exciting or just hibernate.

Step 8: Make It Up

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So i decided not to just leave it white and I gave him a coat of paint darking his eyes and mouth and a bit of accent on the cheeks.



well that it is it a mask made of skin no victims required add some elastic and where it or some wire and hang it.

Step 10: Thanks for Looking

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bagans1 (author)2017-11-13

How well would this work if u cut it up & sewed it back together?

meyers (author)2016-10-29

Hey man, thanks, this was really cool to make :)
I managed to do two mask with one dog bone.
With the first one i was really impacient so i think i took it out a little earlier and it ended up shrinking a bit on one side, wich turn out nice still.
Oh, and no smell at all after couple of days.

batvette (author)2016-08-07

You could save a lot of trouble and just wear a pig snout, available at most good pet stores.

Amber-RoseG (author)2015-11-04

How long would this last? like with it being made from rawhide would it go out of date?

The Green Gentleman (author)2014-11-03

This is appalling! Voted!

thank you

mapwriter made it! (author)2014-10-31

Great idea! I did a lifecast of my face, then i made a polyurethane head out of it. To cover the smell of the skin (but mostly to color it), I've brushed my mask with some reduced coffee. Here's the result :

Triclaw (author)mapwriter2014-10-31

you have totally made my Halloween by the way

Triclaw (author)mapwriter2014-10-31

awesome its a fun project looks great

jkimball (author)2014-10-10

Make the back side of the head next. Form them together. Upload a video of you throwing it to the dogs. It will go viral and then be censored.

Triclaw (author)jkimball2014-10-10

if I had dogs I would do it. Tried with my chicken and I wasn't very exciting

stefstimpy (author)2014-10-05

great idea. thanks

Triclaw (author)stefstimpy2014-10-05

glad you like it

Bard (author)2014-10-04

Nice job,

I would be reluctant to wear this near a dog.

They like to lick faces you know

Triclaw (author)Bard2014-10-05

it helps to make doggie freinds

rickfmdj (author)2014-10-02

Neat Idea!

Triclaw (author)rickfmdj2014-10-02


lorogan (author)2014-09-30

I will have nightmares. Great instructable!

Triclaw (author)lorogan2014-10-02

sleep tight

hardcoreandrea (author)2014-10-01

you think i could use my styrofoam head instead?

Triclaw (author)hardcoreandrea2014-10-01

yes but, Styrofoam wig heads are smaller than an average face. it will work but will want to pull the sides away so your head will fit

bagnitsch (author)2014-09-30

Wow. Good idea using the rawhide. This takes creepy to a new level.

Triclaw (author)bagnitsch2014-09-30

check back to it I will be posting pictures of it worn. Creepier when it looks back at you

ZaneEricB (author)2014-09-30

Holy WOW! just awesome!... So i assume it is pretty ridgid once dry?

Triclaw (author)ZaneEricB2014-09-30

ya its like hard leather

Catling (author)2014-09-28

Ahahahahahaomg this is gross and awesome I love it!

Triclaw (author)Catling2014-09-28


EWWWW! Reminds me of Leatherface.

that's the idea thanks

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-09-28

This is an amazing title and an the best use for the dog treats that I ever seen. Well done sir, this is terrifying. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you

ElDusto (author)2014-09-27

Great Instructable! This will do nicely for my necronomicon.

Triclaw (author)ElDusto2014-09-28

show me if you do and it can be stained any color any questions ask I will help if I can

jmaxwell5 (author)2014-09-27

super creepy.. nice instructable !

Triclaw (author)jmaxwell52014-09-28


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