How to Do Great Terminator Make Up!




Introduction: How to Do Great Terminator Make Up!

There are many videos, tutorials, and instructables with ways of replicating the make up used on Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator movies, to make the "endoskeleton" show through his skin. I have found little annoying flaws in each of them, however through combining various parts of them, along with my own ingenuity, have created what I feel is a realistic looking replication of the make up.
Please Leave comments and constructive criticism!

Step 1: Materials

For this project you will need:
Liquid latex
Silver gel pen
Red Marker
Make up
Spirit Gum
Make up Sponges

Step 2: Step One

For the first step you are going to cut a corner off a sheet of plain white paper, and save the rest for another project. You then use your silver gel pen and color most of the corner, leaving enough room for you to hold the paper still. Finally you cut off the remaining white part of the corner.

Step 3: Step Two

Apply a thin layer of spirit gum (or liquid latex) to the back of the paper, and let it sit for about 45 seconds. Then carefully apply it to your hand, or where ever else you intend to put it.

Step 4: Step Three

Apply thin layers of latex on, and around the paper, leaving a large area in the center of the paper without latex. You will want at least four layers. Next you will apply make up to all the latex and blend it as close as you can to your skin tone.

Step 5: Step Four

Now you peel the latex out to the edges of the paper, being very careful not to go any further than the edges.

Step 6: Step Five

Use your red marker and go over the area you peeled back, make sure to use plenty.

Step 7: Your Finished!

Your Finished! enjoy, you can use for Halloween, home movies, or just for fun! I hope you have found this useful, feel free to ask questions, and I would love comments and critiques, as this is my first instructable.

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    13 years ago on Introduction

    You could make it easier by using aluminumfoil instead of sliverpainted paper... The result looks more like metal. Altough it's good work!


    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    I actually tried that first, and the problem is it is impossible to keep it from wrinkling, not only when you are applying it, but when you are wearing it as well. and despite what it looks like in the pictures (poor camera) it really really does look like metal, especially if you use a good quality silver gel pen. thanks for the comment!