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Fake Human Skin Answered

Hi, Can anyone tell me how to affordably make realistic looking human skin from leather? I'm looking to bind a book with it and, if the method works out, adapt it later into making the outer layer for a peeled man "greys anatomy" book cover type body suit for halloween.

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Austringer

10 years ago

Have you looked into real vellum? It's make from leather that has been beaten and stretched. (That's why they call a diploma a sheep skin BTW.) It might have the texture you're looking for.

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Eirias

10 years ago

Thanks, I've found some 0.7 pig skin leather that should be ok with a bit of tweeking. Not sure why you guys are getting creeped, it's for a film project, not a way of life. lol.

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jtobako

10 years ago

Um, leather is skin, just not (usually) from a human... What part are you having a problem with-the texture, color or shape? A natural, thin leather (sometimes called glove leather) looks close to human skin. What you may be missing is the red undertone that leather doesn't have. You could try a light stain from the flesh side to give a pink undertone.

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Eiriasjtobako

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks for that jtobako, my problem is the tone and colouration. I'll try staining some glove leather and see how that goes.

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jtobakoEirias

Reply 10 years ago

You could try make-up : )

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killerjackalope

10 years ago

A bit creepy but starting with cream couch leather of a high grade would be a good bet, or pig skin leather, it's very close to people skin...

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LinuxH4x0r

10 years ago

There was this guy that killed people and used their skin for lampshades.... No ideas. I think jtobako is right