Anyway! First we went out to LA (which is about an hour form here) and went to some art/makeup supply stores. Two of them are Frends Beauty Supply, and Carter Sexton. I proceeded to spend money I didn't have. We then went to a few other fun places, including Necromance over in Hollywood for some dead animals and bones and then Halloweentown where I bought a new demonology book (I kid you not, my free time is spent being a voracious heathen).
Here's the best picture I got out of the trip: It says Gifts, Cards, and Caskets. Obviously your one stop shop for buying gifts for a loved on and then killing them.
He then gets a latex cap to cover his head, which is trimmed to fit and stuck on absolutely perfectly with Prozade (its a super sticky makeup/prosthetic glue). He gets Vaseline on eyebrows, eyelashes, etc, anything that could stick to the alginate.
It's pretty much as unpleasant as it looks.
Bandage time! Same as last time, hot water plus bandages equals good times.
(I didn't get any pictures of James, as seen below, drying them out with a blow torch. It was pretty great)
The front half is done! You can see again where we've created a flange, that's where the other half will overlap (we cover it with Vaseline) so the two halves can be pulled off.
Alright, that is not the end of the night! There's a lot more head casting fun to be had, but it's my bed time so I'll blog about that later this week.
PS. You get extra points if you can spot the giant crab, mask, cages and/or swords in the background.