(Other Uses For 'Living Faces Makeup Kits')
Living Faces WITCH makeup kit
Make-up (for short term use) or mask (latex) paint
Clay (to fill in 'wart' areas and create horns)
Plaster of Paris
Powder (Baby Powder will do)
1. Open the Living Faces Packaging....taking care not to damage the the plastic which holds the white, foam-like appliance.
2. In the inside of the plastic packaging, fill in any 'warts' with your clay.
3. Coat the inside of the plastic with Liquid Latex. After the first coat has dried, look for 'thin spots'. (hold the plastic up to a light to see them easier.)
Build up the thin areas with liquid latex.....and then add a second coat of latex to the inside of the packaging.
4. Separate a 2-ply Kleenex...lay a single ply on top of the latex (inside the plastic) and gently press it down. Coat the entire surface of the kleenex with liquid latex (soaking it as you go). Cover the entire surface area this way.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the latex 'mask' is at least 1/8" thick.
6. Lightly powder the inside of the mask after the final coat of latex has dried.
7. As you begin to remove your latex 'face' from the packaging, powder the latex as you pull/peel it out of the Living Faces packaging.
8. Place the 'latex mask/face' on top of the plastic packing to support it while you complete the next steps (and while you apply any coloring/make up to the mask).
1. Sculpt/make 2 horns out of clay (try not to make them too 'hooked' or you'll have to make a 2 - part plaster mold for them).
2. Place them in a clean CoolWhip container (or similar plastic/throw-away container) pressing the horn bases down (points up) so they won't move (make sure they're at least an inch apart).
Coat the horns with a thin layer of vaseline or dish soap to help remove them from the mold later on.
3. Mix your plaster per directions and slowly pour the plaster into the dish.
(Make sure you've mixed enough plaster to cover your horns with at least an inch of plaster all the way around each horn). Gently tap the container to get any air-bubbles to rise to the surface. The plaster will heat up as it sets.
Wait until the plaster is cool before trying to remove it from the container.
4. Remove the plaster from the container and gently pull the clay out from the mold. Run the mold under water and clean out any remaining clay that's left behind. Let your mold dry.
5. Pour liquid latex into one of the horn mold cavities....let it sit for a few minutes...then pour the excess back into your latex bottle (I believe this is called 'skinning latex' or something like that). Repeat the process until the first horn is as thick as the mask. Repeat (for the second horn).
6. When your latex horns are dry (cured) carefully powder the insides of the horns (I used a Q-tip) or they'll stick together as you remove them from the mold.
7. Gently 'pull' your horns from the mold and attach them to the mask using more liquid latex. I used latex to 'build' up the area around the horns for a 'ridged' look.
Color your mask however you like. (I used make-up/greasepaint as I had only intended to use this mask once.)
I put a thin layer of liquid latex inside the mask (don't powder it) and a thin layer on my face wherever the mask would be attached. I wanted realistic movement so I smothered my face in liquid latex so it would be like a 2nd skin. **Don't use liquid latex around your eyes!** The ammonia (in the latex) burns like hell! Just be careful with it. : ) Let the latex dry before applying the 'mask'.
Before attaching the mask, I blackened the areas around my eyes and mouth. I also wore a set of 'vulcan spock ears' I purchased at a local costume shop.
When you're ready to attach your face, do it slowly and carefully, or you'll be repeating this part.
RESULTS: NO ONE would look me in the eye! And it went well with what someone else wore that evening!!
**A note on red makeup. Make sure you 'test' it on your skin before using it. I have a few horror stories about that, but....some other time. : )