Getting Some Face Time

March 5, 2012 by Tim Samson in

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It’s never too early to start planning for one of the BEST Halloween Events out there (speaking of which, don’t forget to vote daily!). We’re already busy meeting, shopping and of course, building for Morey’s FEARS 2012. Maybe some of you have watched Face Off on SyFy, but I’ve been watching with a pen in hand! As someone who is pretty into Halloween, I wanted to try to make my own prosthetics and make up looks to impress the Morey’s FEARS committees. Let me tell you, it’s harder than it looks!

I purchased a bunch of casting mixtures and turned my kitchen into a lab. My face was covered in a warm, blue alginate (the kind of stuff they use to mold your teeth for a retainer) and then covered in plaster strips. I held still and breathed very slowly through a paper tube for about 30 minutes while it set. After carefully peeling the mold off, I had a pretty nice negative of my face.

Alright, get all your jokes about my face being scary enough on its own out of your systems. This mold looks like a clone of my face, but it’s an optical illusion. It’s actually concave! This blue negative gets filled with plaster to create a hard copy of my face that I can “sculpt” on to create… well, scary facial features. I have some ideas, but I don’t want to spoil the horror if you happen to encounter me during Morey’s FEARS 2012.

I’ll show you more of the process as I delve deeper into it. This face cast came out pretty good, but to really terrify you I think I need to cast my whole head. Can’t wait!

Also, don’t forget to vote daily for Morey’s FEARS- Terror on the Boardwalk in About.com’s Reader’s Choice Awards.


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