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Liquid Latex 103 by SilverDrgnbane Liquid Latex 103 by SilverDrgnbane
Third liquid latex tutorial. You voted, so here it is: the Leroux Erik tut!

Better explanations and actual demonstrations can be found on my video tutorial: [link] I'm on teh Youtubez! :omg:

Questions are welcome.

Liquid Latex 101: LL Basics- [link]

Liquid Latex 102: Peeled Skin and 3D effects- [link]

Liquid Latex 103: Character Building- You are here.

Liquid latex 104: Easy Prosthetics- [link]

Allergy Warning! Some people are allergic to latex. Please do a patch test before using liquid latex. This is for your safety.

Latex free LL Alternatives:

Gelatin: [link]

Nose Putty and Scar Wax:[link]

Glue: [link]

DIY Vampire Fangs: [link]

My first Phantom makeup which used these techniques: [link]
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Asrath Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice! Even if you're not going phantom, you can always use the same design as an undead :) just add more white, and make a matching rags costume! That skullface is something larpers can still take an example at! :)
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LMTYL Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Finding this was very helpful. I have been considering going as a Cardassian [link] for Halloween, and the brows and cheekbones are exactly what I'll be working on, although I'm afraid I'm being too ambitious. Do you think its doable?
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SilverDrgnbane Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I'm pretty sure I helped brainstorm with someone regarding Cardassian makeup once before, although I never saw photos of the finished look. The brows and cheekbones are totally doable with this method, and even the forehead spoon and chin if you want. The ears may be possible, although I have never tried working on my ears. The only thing really impossible with this method is the neck ridges. Those require a much more professional setup.

So yeah, it might be a little ambitious for a first-time use of latex, but it's very doable once you know the technique. I suggest getting a good amount of latex and practicing a few times before Halloween. If you want to chat more about the nuts and bolts of working with latex feel free to note me. :)
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ByakuRaii Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, I need to make this mask and I want to be able to take it on and off... well it work for this, too?
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SilverDrgnbane Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really, no. Taking it off would damage it, and replacing it would be messy.

To make it skin tight, you will need to get a lifecast done of your face. From there you can mold the mask on the face with clay, take a mold of that, and then use the new mold and the face cast to cast your mask out of a variety of better materials, things like silicone or resin. The result would be a perfectly fitting mask. If done right it might not even need much to stay on.

There are tutorials and things online. Check them out. :)
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful tutorial has been featured in the news article Project Educate: Resources. Thank you for sharing!
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MsMooMoo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
This is great! I'm totally using this to help me with my Phantom costume.
Thanks for making this! =]
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SilverDrgnbane Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Np. I'd love to see how it comes out. :)
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CallThePatentOffice Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
looks great!
def creepay
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Iron-GibbetStudios Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
How do you protect your eyebrows?
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