Making Jawless Zombie Prosthetics




Introduction: Making Jawless Zombie Prosthetics

About: YouTube channel: The Urban Ape Instagram: @The_Urban_Ape_sfx

In this Instructable I am making and applying a two part jawless zombie prosthetic makeup!

Step 1: Sculpting

I sculpted the prosthetic over an Ultra-Cal 30 lifecast using Monster Clay, dental carving tools, a toothbrush, and a few loop tools.
Then once I was done sculpting I carefully cut off the chin piece and placed it on it's own lifecast.

Step 2: Molding

For each prosthetic, I started molding by using cheap oil based clay to make the flange and mold wall, then I sealed the exposed Ultra-Cal with mold soap. Once that was dry I mixed up a slightly runny batch of Ultra-Cal 30 and brushed it into all of the detail. After about 45 minutes, I mixed a second batch and saturated some pieces of burlap in it, then I put the saturated burlap over the first layer of Ultra-Cal. For the third and final layer, I mixed up a thicker than usual batch of Ultra-Cal 30 and brushed it on.

Step 3: Casting

To cast the prosthetics, I started by lightly coating the positive and negative molds with monster makers foam latex release. Then I mixed up a batch of foam latex, following the monster makers instructions. Then I carefully brushed the foam latex into all of the detail, poured the rest of the foam latex into the molds, closed the molds, and used mold straps to hold the molds tightly together. Then after about 15 minutes, once the foam had gelled, I placed the molds into an oven that was preheated to 170 degrees farrenheit for 3 hours.

Step 4: Applying

I started by pre-painting the prosthetic, by coating it with pros-aid, to seal the foam latex. Then I used several different brown RMGP's, rubber mask grease paint's, and skin illustrator to paint the prosthetic, starting with the lighter colors and working my way to the the darker ones.

For the application, I began by brushing Pros-Aid onto the inside of the prosthetics and my face. Then once the pros-aid was dry I carefully laid the prosthetics down on to my face, starting with my nose and working my way outwards. The next step was to coat the edges of the prosthetic with pros-aid, trying to hide where they end. When everything was dry I then used Several colors of RMGP and skin illustrator to blend the prosthetic into my skin.

Step 5: Full Video

This is the full time lapse video of me making and applying the prosthetic.

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    2 years ago

    Congrats! The thumbnail alone got me queasy. I agree with gm280. Good Luck!


    2 years ago

    I think you have a career in props. Post your offerings on some movie places and see what happens. You do great work.