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I haven't used it much but I'm pretty sure it can be used for a bunch of stuff. I used a little when attaching a bald cap. You can use it for corpsing a skull as well as was done in this video:
http://www.tested.com/art/makers/530668-how-make-realistic-horror-skull-prop/

50 Gallons sounds like a lot but if it's free and you have the room take whatever you could get. I'm sure you can find plenty of uses. How did you get it?
 

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Where in the world did you find 50 gallons?

Oh well.

What have I used liquid latex for....

Shrunken heads



Corpsing skeleton (Nylons stretched over and cut up, coated with latex then stain)



Faux leather. (latex over burlap)



Molds to make a lotta skulls



Masks



"Armor"



Horns (and more masks in the back)



And most recently trying it out as a monster mud alternative (latex/paint mixed, thus far impressed)



 

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Firstly Lucky you.... Where did you find 50 gallons???? I want some :)
Unorthodox covered pretty much the basics. I have actually used it quite a bit mixed with paint to do everything from corpsing to zombies. I love the tactile feel of it on any plastic prop to make it appear more life like "think dollar store finds". I've painted it over spray foam inards, made molds, attached fingernails to hands using it. Possibilities are endless.
 

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I like the idea of using it to corpse skeletons. I have a couple I can play around with. I know that it needs to it has to have contact with air to cure. I need some hands for a current project. I was wondering if this could be used to cast them somehow. Maybe building it up layer by layer or would that take forever?
 

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This just in: Police find new lead in missing latex as perp confesses on Halloweenforum.com. More at 11.

50 gallons!!! Put 3 gallons in a bucket and just mess with it. Dip your arm in and voila, you've got a perfectly form fitting latex glove. Take the glove off and you've got a perfectly hairless arm! I use very small quantities for makeup or scars. With 50 gallons you could dump it over someone's head and have a 'Swamp Thing' and still have 48 gallons left over.
 

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Hi! I don't have any experience with latex (though I would love to try it out), but just yesterday I was watching some youtube stuff about corpsing skulls, and I came across this guy's tutorial. I'm linking part 3 of 3 here, because he uses some liquid latex in a neat way, but if you like his style, you could always go back & watch his first 2 videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruzF-qRvdyg
 

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I like the idea of using it to corpse skeletons. I have a couple I can play around with. I know that it needs to it has to have contact with air to cure. I need some hands for a current project. I was wondering if this could be used to cast them somehow. Maybe building it up layer by layer or would that take forever?
Like YOUR hands, or a prop hand? And, make LATEX hands, or make hands out of something else using latex as the mold?

I would actually suggest you make a 2 (or more) piece PLASTER mold of the hands you're wanting to cast (assuming prop hands here), then when it is done, pour latex in, coating all sides, and pour back out the excess. do that 2-3 coats, then fill the hollow space with cotton balls, or great stuff, or something.

Those horns above were done similar. Here's the clay horns sitting in the plaster while making the mold:



Once dry, just coat everything with petroleum jelly and pour more plaster on top, leaving yourself an opening to our your latex later.




Now, if you want to use your hands, I'd strongly recommend making a copy before getting around to trying to do something with the latex on them. Make an alginate mold of your hand, then pour plaster in it. You now have a plaster hand muck around making molds of.
 

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Yes, I was thinking about doing the 2 piece plaster mold and using the latex as the casting material. . I didn't know how many coats it would take to be stiff enough to use. If it were going to take 10+ coats I probably wouldn't do it but for 3 coats I will give it a try. Thanks.
 

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You COULD get away with 1 coat, honestly, but you're going to want to fill the inside with something that will make it "stiff enough to use". I stuffed the horns with cotton balls. Most latex props use a various foams.
 

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Hi! I don't have any experience with latex (though I would love to try it out), but just yesterday I was watching some youtube stuff about corpsing skulls, and I came across this guy's tutorial. I'm linking part 3 of 3 here, because he uses some liquid latex in a neat way, but if you like his style, you could always go back & watch his first 2 videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruzF-qRvdyg
Great video. I liked the way that turned out.
 
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