Professional mask makers will spend days crafting an elaborate and highly detailed silicone mask and then sell it for hundreds or even thousands of dollars to film makers, collectors, etc.
Here's an easy way to make a mask using skin-safe Dragon Skin Fast that takes only a few hours to create but can be almost as scary cool as masks created in days. A thin skin of silicone is brushed in layers onto a head form, resulting in a very stretchy, creepy zombie skin silicone mask which is skin safe and goes on and off easily. When you wear it, the mask will bend and flex with your expressions. Your imagination is your only limit in designing your own custom Halloween mask!
You will need the following materials:
* Styrofoam Wig Head
* Large Piece Of Spandex Or Other Stretchy Fabric
* Base Board (Melamine board is recommended)
* Glue Gun
* Disposable Brushes
* Measuring/Mixing Containers
* Mixing Sticks
* Dragon Skin Fast Silicone
* Silc-Pig Pigments
* Thi-Vex Silicone Thickener
NOTE: In advance, cut the fabric into a 12 inch by 5 inch (30cm by 13cm) strip.
Place the foam wig head on the base board.
Glue the wig head to the base board using the hot glue gun.
Mix Dragon Skin® Fast 1A:1B byvolume, add Silc-Pig® BLOOD
Brush a thin layer of the mix over the entire wig head.
Leave a space for the fabric to be applied.
After the silicone becomes tacky, apply the pre-cut piece of fabric.
Allow this first layer of silicone to fully cure for 75 minutes.
Mix a batch of Dragon Skin® Fast with Silc-Pig® BLOOD and add a few drops of Thi-Vex® thickener.
Apply some of the silicone along the edges of the fabric.
Use the rest of the thickened mixture to build up facial details.
After the second coat cures, apply another thin layer, pigmented using Silc-Pig® pigments.
After the third layer cures, stipple a final pigmented layer of Dragon Skin® Fast to appear as zombie skin.
Use a small amount of additional Dragon Skin® Fast with Silc-Pig® black pigment to apply shadows.
Use a small amount of Dragon Skin® Fast silicone with Silc-Pig® black to apply zombie blood.
The mask is complete and is allowed to cure for at least 75 minutes.
A sharp knife is used to cut and remove the flashing around the bottom of the mask neck.
The mask is carefully removed from the wig form.
While the mask is inside out, the eyes, nostrils and mouth areas are cut out.
The mask is turned right-side-out and is now ready to wear.
Fit the mask on your model, making sure that they can see and breathe without difficulty.
A small amount of makeup is applied around the eyes to complete the zombie skin look.