My Lost Boys Halloween Outfit.

I decided to go as Kiefer Sutherland’s evil vampire from The Lost Boys.
I decided I’d have a go at making a gelatin appliance. Previously I’ve only ever done foamed latex and putty appliances. So, Gareth cast my face which gave me a positive to sculpt on top of. I changed the shape of my nose, added higher cheekbones and a very prominent brow. I then made a mold of that.
The gelatin came in a 1kg block and seemed to be quite sturdy stuff. I popped a cupful into the microwave until it was nice and runny. Poured into the mould and squished the two halfs together. Left for about an hour, I opened the mold and out came a pretty good appliance.
I was kind of disappointed that what should have been thin rubbery edges seemed to be quite fragile, almost like the gelatin had absorbed moisture and went a little mushy. Perhaps it’s not best suited to ultracal plaster molds ?
Anyway, it applied ok.. the edges were a little rough but the translucency of the gelatin worked well.
Here’s the results.
The Lost Boy
The Lost Boy
The Lost Boy
Gareth & Jamie

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Haha, funny, scary, bit weird and a better look for you all at the same time! Great outfit! ๐Ÿ™‚

6th November 2008

Just seen this, awesome mask I have to say. LostBoys++ ๐Ÿ˜€

6th November 2008

Thank you ! ๐Ÿ™‚

6th November 2008
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