Silicone Mask Cast – The Demon

Some of you may remember this guy from a few months ago when I first sculpted him. Ok, ok, it’s been almost a year.

Well, we have been so busy at the shop that we have not had time to get photos and get him on the store for sale. Today I decided to use some old Ecoflex that had been in storage for a while, before it went bad. I did a quick casting and it turned out really nice! I have just enough to make 2 more masks, so I figure I will pop a couple more out and get them up on the site. Hopefully next week we can get some photos of them being worn and then posted up for all of you to see.

 

Demon Mask "Darkness" 2013.
Demon Mask “Darkness” 2013.

What reference materials do I use?

So I am always on the search for new how-to books, reference materials, or just art books. One that I have used often in my sculpting and mask making has been Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics.

It has tons of great articles and a constant reference when I am making any new prosthetics. It has some great sections on mold making, texturing sculpts, life casting, adding hair, and silicone prosthetics. Even if you have lots of experience in the field, or none at all, this book is a must have.

I will try to post one book per week, anything I find myself constantly coming back to.

 

New Sculpts

Here are some sculpture / costume commissions I am working on.

First is a WIP skull mask. It is meant to be a pauldron for some armor, but it will also be available as a latex or hard plastic mask.

Second is a WIP duck bill prosthetic. This is for a costuming group for Draogn Con 2011. I know it will work in latex, we will see if it also works as hard plastic.

One of my masks in action!

One of our customers sent in this photo of her application of our latex jungle cat mask. I think it turn ed out pretty awesome!

This mask in our catalog: http://www.aradanicostumes.com/prosthetics_masks/masks/latex_jungle_cat_fem server dns information . nimbus cloud ip information . how to backup to icloud Tenopardgyse