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So i saw an item on Ebay that i wanted but wussed out and didn't buy. The reason i didn't buy it is because i think i can make a similar item. The item that i am looking to recreate is an Apron made of flesh/skin. I have included a picture of what the apron on ebay looks like. Now this apron is only 2.5 feet long and 14" wide. Not a very big Apron for a leatherface or deranged doctor that is 6'3". Not only do i want to know how to make this for an Apron but it would also help in creating some amazing cannibal props.

Now i know that this place is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to homemade props. I also know that i have more than enough time to work on this and get it right by halloween. So with that being said here is Apron that i need to recreate. Who has an idea on how to recreate this?

Thank you in advance!

Nick

 

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I have a idea or two but first do you want the skin to look like skin with the creases and wrinkles and all or just smooth? and is there a budget?
 

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First off, Thanks toetag and unorthodox for reponding.

Now i would like to make the skin look as real as possible. That includes wrinkles, eyes, ears, mouths, and noses. There is a budget but depending on how much this is going to cost me i can stretch the budget to cover it since i have lots of time to work on this.

I like the way your bloody skin looks unorthodox. How exactly did you sculpt the head? Did you use clay? and then just paint on latex?
 

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Ok heres how i would do it then.

First get some chavant clay( i get mine from monster makers) and get some 1x2's and build a frame with a bottom. This next step can get very dangerous fast if you spill any of it on your skin is get a old pot that the old lady says you can have for GOOD and melt some of your clay and pour it into the frame you made. Now you have a flat area to work with can sculpt eye lids, ears, nose, scars etc...And get some texture stamps that you can add wrinkles and all with monstermakers has a good selection of stamps. But only do this after the clay is back to room temp. I am telling ya this stuff gets hot and stays HOT! for awhile. Then get some untracal30 and make a mold of what you sculpted and then when your mold cures pour in latex and pour off excess let dry then repeat until desired thickness. Remember you can make the frames any size you wish. The clay that sticks to the mold can be removed with a brush and rubbing alcohol. But before you pour latex into your mold give it a very thin coat of vaseline. This is exactly what i do except i used duct tape rolls instead of frames for the clay to be poured into. I just havent had the need to make something large before. I melt the clay b/c cutting that stuff and mashing around is hard on the fingers and hands plus seems safer then trying to cut slices off and get injured and it gives you a level area to work with instead of trying to mash it around to make smooth saves time and hand power :) OH on the clay it says can be melted also but its kinda smelly might want to open a window. I do just to be safe :)
 

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Do you have a link to any sites that have picture to go along with your method. I am sort of a visual learner. I got the main idea of wht you are saying though. How do you remove the clay from the boiling water though?
 

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I checked out the monstermakers website and they had a tutorial on how to make your face into a mask. I am assuming that the steps/instructions that they are showing are very similar to what you are saying.
 

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Okay well then i should be okay then.
 

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Would it be better to create the entire apron all at once or do it piece by piece?
 

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A way that I made some skin is I got an old cotton t-shirt opened it (if you could find a pantie hose type material maybe a fabric store),Stretched and tacked it to a piece of plywood painted it with fabric paint,then latex over it a couple of coats let it dry lightly rubbed corn starch on it then removed from the board and you'll end up with a wrinkle skin looking cloth.you could also take some strips roll them up and use fabric glue to make ears etc on the cloth then put the latex on and then do the rest. Just another way.
 

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Lynn,

Do you mean that i should lay the paper towel out to dry on the apron? or after its dry i should glue it to the apron?
 

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I thought of making skin also for my bucky's and then hot glueing it onto the skull/torso. What I thought of doing was getting some liquid latex and a cookie sheet. Spray the inside of the cookie sheet with some releaser/pam and then pour a thin layer of laytex on top of that. Let set and then peel off. I don't know if that works or not but, you could come up with some nice flesh I would think.
 

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For thin skin i use wax paper then pour a little bit on the wax paper and grab the sheet and tilt it around until the sheet is covered.
 

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Growler,

That seems like it would work out really well to doing it that way. Same thing goes for you too Toetag.
 
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