Intro: Masquerade Massacre (Flesh Mask)
Masquerade Parties are always fun but for Halloween tis year, we decided to add a twist by ripping the skin off our face which were the masks. We got so many compliments from this look!
Step 1: What You'll Need...
- Masks. One of the more sturdier masks that will hold the paint well. Not the flimsy plastic types. Something used for crafts would be good.
- Stick to attach to the mask.
- Liquid Latex
- Cream Makeup. The halloween stores have this. Get ones in a variety of shades of red - at least three. I used three for the costume.
- Foundation or concealer to make your skin tone
- Blood gel or Dried Blood and Liquid Blood
- Tissues, Makeup Sponges, and Cotton Swabs
- Sharpie, Glue Stick, Craft Glue
- Clothes you desire to wear (i.e. dress, corset, suit)
Step 2: The Masks...
- Trim the mask down to a size of your liking.
- Make sure it where it lies of the face isn’t up in your hair line (you don’t want liquid latex in your hair).
- Cover the mask in liquid latex to achieve a “skin” look
- Use Cream makeup, foundation or paint to cover the mask.
- Paint on eyebrows.
- Attach small pieces of string or staples on the edges
- Add some liquid blood around the edges
- Wait for it to dry.
- Spray the mask with hairspray to “set” it and prevent easy smearing.
- Paint or color the stick black with a sharpie.
- Glue the stick to the masks.
- Attach any feathers or decorations you desire (optional)
Step 3: The Makeup...
- Do your eye makeup how you desire (eye liner, mascara).
- Trace the mask outline with eyeliner including two circles around your eyes. Remember the mask takes the eyebrows off.
- On the outer part, add the liquid latex. Don’t do the inner circles with liquid latex due to safety near the eyes.
- Take tissue and rip into strips. Attach these around the edge. Put more liquid latex on top.
- Repeat several times to add more layers. Let this dry for a few minutes.
- Cover this with your foundation or concealer. Use powder to help set this.
- Pull up the inner edge of this “skin” to make it look like the skin was ripped off.
- This can be uneven and pulled in various ways.
- Take the darkest of the cream makeup and covers the rest of area.
- Use two other shades of red makeup to add random spots to make it a “blotchy” look Add the gel or dried blood in various areas
- Use the liquid blood to cover the entire area.
- Keep adding more blood until you are happy with the look.
- Add liquid drips to add the finishing touch.
Step 4: The Reaction...
We went to a local event and many people kept coming up to us saying how realistic and scary our costume was. There were many great costumes everywhere, so I was glad that we were complimented so often on ours! We had a blast putting the masks to our face and taking it away when we had people approach us.