just here to pick some brains and get advice for Hallowe'en.
I'm going to the Alice Cooper concert on Hallowe'en and i've decided to go in makeup, as a half-burnt Severen from Near Dark :
i've got myself some liquid latex etc etc, and now i just want some advice/opinions.
basically, i've seen the tutes etc about painting the latex onto the skin and using tissue to build up the texture etc. i was going to go w/ this option, practicing a couple times before the 31st of course. having looked at a few sites, i'm wondering if it would be a better approach to paint the stuff on and make the prosthetic, and then remove it as carefully as possible and actually apply it again on the day. would there be any advantage to either approach? the application of spirit gum and removal adds another step of potential SNAFU i'm thinking, and have read a coupel of warning things on sites about spirit gum being a bit harsh on the skin (maybe not for pros who know how to aplly it, but for a noob like me, using it on my face...)
i'll be applying the stuff in the morning/noon and wearing it into the night (should make the drive to Glasgow interesting, lol). regarding the above pic, i'll not be going that extreme, i'm planning on burn effects on the forhead/cheek around the eye and blackened makeup/paint near the eye itself, and i'm not messing w/ my hair. i'm thinking of pouring a wad of latex over my biceps/shoulder and making an arm piece, that i AM planning to take off/paint and slip on on the night, since it won't really need to be affixed to the skin to get the effect (being half obscured by clothes etc).
anyhow, as i said, i'd appreciate any advice