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« on: October 08, 2010 12:00:05 AM »

In addition to my Silent Hill nurse costume I wanted to make a mask. I bought

* A balloon
* A face mask
* Plastic wrap
* Elmer’s glue
* News paper
* Tissues
* Liquid Latex

I placed the mask against the balloon and covered it in plastic wrap
I mixed the glue (2 parts glue 1 part water) in a bowl and dipped pre cut strips of paper. Then put it all around my balloon

Covered it completely with the paper mache, then let it dry for 30 mins

I took tissue and bunched it up/folded it and painted the paper mache glue over the top

I painted a thin layer of the liquid latex over the top of everything

Here was my error- I tried to emphasize the grooves by painted them with black paint.. bad idea... Also, the latex sticks to itself and everything else. After I popped the balloon inside, the mask deflated slightly. I laid it on the floor to dry. My daughter found it, and folded it into itself- which is nearly impossible to fix. There is also some Mac & cheese in there.. epic fail


Ok, so after the horrible liquid latex job, I recovered it in plaster cloth. I bought some at Michaels craft store for 9.99!! There’s tons of it! Its perfect, its basically gauze with dried glue on it. The only thing you need is a small bowl of warm water.

I dremmeled down the nose- since the main refrence picture dosent really show noses on any of the masks.

With this being my goal. The one closest is what I based my project off of. I am encouraging comments and criticism!!


Ok so, I took my image and photoshopped it a bit. I flattened the face, took out the nose completely, and painted it. What do you think? I still dont feel like its silent hillish Sad

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010 09:20:43 AM »

Mmmm mac and cheese and latex...sounds like dinner!!  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010 10:41:38 AM »

Sweeeeeeeet mask. Bubbleheads are just damn creepy as hell. Good luck with you costume. Should be sick.

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010 12:28:17 PM »

Well, it started out good, and it doesn't seem like it would be too expensive to start over with what you learned this time around. Good luck!

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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010 08:10:50 PM »

Thank you!!
yes, it was a cheap mistake. Although I encourage everyone to go to your local halloween store and pick up some liquid latex while its available. Its so much fun to play with! My husband made gory cuts and wounds with just liquid latex and tissues, and make up.  Grin
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010 10:18:19 PM »

that looks good! So I guess don't leave it out for the kiddies to play with it, lol. They are so helpful. ^_^

« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2010 09:06:54 AM »

for future reference... when using latex, just powder it and it will no longer be sticky, you can even use your eye makeup, or chalk, or talc powder to give different coloring effects...shimmer powder will make a nice shimmer effect on the latex as well.

hope that helps!
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2010 01:42:06 PM »

this is what I did for the silent hill nurse mask...as you can see, I still have to paint the rest the outfit..

in addendum.....you gotta love kids with mac and cheese.....mine are grown now (19 and 17) , but man, do I remember the days of finding waffles or pop tarts or applesauce in the vcr and video game machines......lolllll..

I just used one of those paper mache face masks and covered it in red, white, grey and brown paint, then attatched an elastic band to go around my head, then covered the whole thing up with a long gauzy scarf wrapped around my head...I'm going to tuck the excess in under the scarf or into the outfit somewheres.....

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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2010 04:20:57 PM »

Thank you everyone!!  Grin

The next step is to do one last layer of the plaster wrap (very thin layer) over the nose. Then paint!! Any ideas/suggestions??
« Last Edit: October 20, 2010 04:22:21 PM by prettysoldier77 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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