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Costume Craftwork on a Budget by Tan Huaixiang

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SECTION ONE 3-D Makeup, Teeth, Wigs, and Beards

Chapter 1 3-D Makeup — Prosthetic Pieces

I have experimented with different materials such as: liquid latex, cold foam latex, hot foam latex, and gel-foam. And I have made various prosthetic pieces for numerous productions such as full and half masks, individual facial features, and animal faces. Liquid latex is used for creating scars or fine wrinkles on the face. Liquid latex prosthetic pieces are the simplest of all to make since no mold release is required and no heating is needed to cure it; the product is quite strong and stiffer than other materials. Using gel-foam is the second easiest and fastest way to produce prosthetic pieces. Gel-foam possesses an excellent natural skin texture; however, ...

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