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Fun with Latex!

Posted: Fri, 7th May 2004, 4:56am

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Aculag

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Make up for movies is the second best thing you can do with latex.

Today, McMurphy and I went to Cinema Secrets here in Burbank and purchased one (1) bald cap, one (1) bottle of liquid latex, (1) stipple sponge, one (1) flesh stack (That's what a little stack of flesh tone make-up's is called, I guess), and one (1) make up brush. Our intent? To make him bald for the afternoon.

We meant to take pictures through the entire process, but we forgot. So here's a couple photos of what it looked like. Pretty good for a first try, if you ask me...

Here's what he looks like with hair...



And here he is with the bald cap.





It took about 20 minutes total, and was much easier than I thought. And with a little bit of creative lighting, I don't think anyone would be the wiser.

So remember kids... If you want to do make up in your movies, it's simple, and it's fun, and it's rewarding.

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Posted: Fri, 7th May 2004, 5:58am

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Moby? Yellow Bastard? No, they are not McMurph's kin, but you have to admit...they could be!

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Posted: Fri, 7th May 2004, 9:14am

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thats really neat! For a first time im impressed!

My sis is an makeup artist and I have seen this stuff before, and for your first time you beat her ass!
Posted: Fri, 7th May 2004, 11:31am

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Wow....that looks quite good.

Do you suppose someone with more hair could still squeeze it all under that cap convincingly?
Posted: Fri, 7th May 2004, 1:40pm

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What a difference.

Impressive stuff.
Posted: Fri, 7th May 2004, 3:01pm

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Why didn't you just shave of all his hair?
smile

Try and do an open wound, I have lots of fun trying to use my makeup stuff to give a nice gash, however every few days I seem to inheritely get a huge cut somewhere, so I don't really need the makeup.

It's quite cool cutting into fake skin...
Posted: Fri, 7th May 2004, 7:20pm

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His hair is longer now than it is in the first picture. I guess even someone with really long hair can be able to put the cap on.

Yeah, I messed with making a cut on my hand last night. Don't have any fake blood, so I used a dark skin tone and made it look like I set my hand on a barbecue grill and burned a line onto it. Fun fun.
Posted: Sat, 8th May 2004, 1:00am

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whats the FIRST best thing you can do with liquid latex then?
Posted: Sat, 8th May 2004, 3:18am

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Not liquid latex, foo.
Posted: Tue, 27th Jul 2004, 10:04pm

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he is talking about a condom...

Canta unsure
Posted: Tue, 27th Jul 2004, 11:19pm

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Your pictures dont work
Posted: Tue, 27th Jul 2004, 11:47pm

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You are wrong.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jul 2004, 1:50am

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...Like I said, the pictures wont load.
Posted: Wed, 28th Jul 2004, 3:26am

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for me the pictures load yes

pretty cool
Posted: Wed, 28th Jul 2004, 6:13am

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sfbmovieco wrote:

...Like I said, the pictures wont load.
It's your computer. Works everywhere else.
Posted: Thu, 29th Jul 2004, 4:59am

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Did you go to the Cinema Secrets near (in) N. Hollywood..? If so, that's the one I used to go to all the time..! I lived right near it off of Lankershiem Blvd. (Of course, I happen to live in Maine now..)

Great results, by the way..! I'm transforming a friend of mine into Ross Perot soon, and your post has been a great help, as well as an inspiration.
Posted: Thu, 29th Jul 2004, 6:23am

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Awesome. Yep, that's the one. Toluca Lake/North Hollywood.

Good luck with that.
Posted: Thu, 29th Jul 2004, 7:45am

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lol, This isn't meant as an insult. But Murphy has a funny look origionally, I'm not saying his face is malformed or anything along those lines. But he is someone that is somehow always able to pull an expression or certain look that makes me wet my pants laughing.

Now when you make him bald. lmfao.
Posted: Thu, 29th Jul 2004, 12:45pm

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That's just too sweet. You're right, man. With a few tweaks in lighting, you'd never be able to tell it was a cap. When it was all said and done, how much cash did you have to drop?
Posted: Thu, 29th Jul 2004, 2:34pm

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Well done Aculag. I did that once to my dad, though he didn't have as much hair as McMurphy biggrin

I did notice in the background of one of your images these two wierd monkey things, care to explain what those are and what they are doing there? lol



I donno, they were just kinda cool looking.

Andrew biggrin
Posted: Thu, 29th Jul 2004, 5:25pm

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RexCramer - It was about 15 dollars for everything.

Andrew - Those are sock monkeys. They're there because that's where they were in my apartment.
Posted: Thu, 29th Jul 2004, 6:00pm

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Haha sweet, sock monkeys! biggrin
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Sock monkeys getting it on behind a bald dude. Righteous.
Posted: Sat, 31st Jul 2004, 2:49pm

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is it me, or does aculag kinda look like peter griffin in his flashing picture underneath his posts?
Posted: Sat, 31st Jul 2004, 3:40pm

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I work with peter griffin
Posted: Sun, 1st Aug 2004, 5:05pm

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at the happy go lucky toy factory?
Posted: Fri, 20th Jan 2006, 10:33pm

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I wonder what I would look like if I was bald smile
Posted: Fri, 20th Jan 2006, 11:36pm

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chuter wrote:

at the happy go lucky toy factory?
No, Mr. Weed died a long time ago. Peter now works at Pawtucket Brewery since his ship got swallowed up in a storm. lol
Anyways, it looks nice, is there a chain of stores? Or is the one you went to the only one you know of?

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Posted: Sat, 21st Jan 2006, 2:06am

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Klut wrote:

I wonder what I would look like if I was bald smile
Oy- too late for me; already sporting that "bald" look without having to resort to latex...

Indeed- if that was your first attempt at a bladcap for your talent I've got to commend you- very well done!

Unfortunately, I lost the form I'd use for making plasticap bald caps, but I might suggest when you get up to doing baldcaps [or 'bald wigs' as I've also heard them called] using Alcone's or other major make-up brands' plastic bald cap fluid initially might seem expensive, but since you can thin the edges with acetone and puting make-up on them tends to blend so much easier- it has it's strong following of users!

This is my first post to this forum [hence the stubby sabre] but I have worked almost 20 years in the Special Effects industry here in Florida and in Illinois, I just happened across this site and the products there-in and am completely amazed at what's now available for even the hobbyist- this is totally amazing!

Again- great first time out- you're to be commended!

I hope to be a contributor here as I learn more about the software and what everyone's looking for in the way of the hoby or the up-n-comer in the actual industry; again, amazing!
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Gnome326 wrote:

chuter wrote:

at the happy go lucky toy factory?
No, Mr. Weed died a long time ago.
Funny, so did this topic.
Posted: Sun, 22nd Jan 2006, 2:02am

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Serpent wrote:

Gnome326 wrote:

chuter wrote:

at the happy go lucky toy factory?
No, Mr. Weed died a long time ago.
Funny, so did this topic.
Ha, ***witty comment here***.

-Atom

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Posted: Mon, 23rd Jan 2006, 12:07am

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Way to contribute, Atom. rolleyes
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jan 2006, 4:30am

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Keyboard didn't work, and I wanted the say something "witty".


(That's what the kids call it these days, right? "Witty"?)
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jan 2006, 1:14pm

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You didn't say anything though. Doing a quote like that without saying anything is like pointing to someone in a room after they've said something and then not explaining why you did.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jan 2006, 1:16pm

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It also clutters up the forum and makes a thread irritating to read. Please don't post unless you actually have something to post.
Posted: Mon, 23rd Jan 2006, 3:38pm

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Edited. Sorry bout that clutter. Tryin' not to let it happen again.
Posted: Tue, 24th Jan 2006, 12:41am

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But uh, why did I get rated down for that. I thought those posts were random, it was what, 2 years ago? Just pointing it out, sorry for the convenience.