Props & prosthetics

Face cast tutorial

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The do it yourself face cast!
To make sure our channel is a one-stop-shop for everything in special effects makeup we decided to do a face cast tutorial as well.ย This will be used in some of our upcoming makeups so make sure you create your own. ๐Ÿ™‚

PLEASE NOTE! ONLY USE PLASTER GAUZE ON YOUR FACE.
Do not use regular plaster mix on your skin as it may get too warm when setting.


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Comments

  1. Brandace Tue

    1 week ago

    Where do you get that tilted little table that you keep the mask on? And how do you secure the mask to the table?
  2. TheLogan

    1 week ago

    Cream on beard, cream on moustache, cream on eyebrows cream everywhere ... except my sidebearns!! Doh! xD
  3. Beep Bop

    1 week ago

    wow.. that was un-impressive.
  4. Richard Cano

    2 weeks ago

    Could you let it dry on top of gently vibrating surface for like an hour or two at first so that it causes bubbles to rise to surface away from the face details? Or would that mess it up?
  5. Danielle Shoemake

    3 weeks ago

    I noticed that the inside of yours looks super smooth. I tried this and mine had the weave marks of the gauze. Was my gauze just different or did you maybe coat your inside with something? My plastered face ended up having markings from the threads.
  6. Monica Worley

    3 weeks ago

    This worked amazingly! I vaselined my whole face and I'm glad that I did! It came off fairly easily! I'm trying to do ellimacs Medusa so I need a face cast to so the prosthetics. Glad I looked for other videos because this one is the easiest one I found! And cheapest! Only cost me about $10 in supplies (Michael's half off one item coupon).
  7. GorgoneMedusa666

    3 weeks ago

    i made a face cast and a head cast but the head cast i fogot to put vaseline inside before i use the gips. i hope it works . the face cast is nice @ellimacs sfx makeup
  8. Miss Kingkong

    3 weeks ago

    I made one and im super happy with it, but if I have some parts in the cast that has kind of small indentations, should I apply some more plaster in those holes or does the glue do the trick? :)
  9. Its Nic-Ash

    3 weeks ago

    Hi!!!! i love your work so much, it inspired me to try to make a face cast of my own. So far i have everything i need but my biggest concern is the oil i purchased... from a grocery store lol OLIVE OIL. Im not sure if this is the correct oil to use to remove the face mold from the face cast. Please help! Love you!
  10. Single Parent Living

    1 month ago

    Can this be done with a beard and mustache as long as you Vaseline it as well, or would I need to shave?
  11. realife y retos

    1 month ago

    4:04 did someone heard that?
  12. Jason Bass

    1 month ago

    No. No. No. and no. Never apply plaster to your skin no matter how thin it is. You can seriously burn yourself or cause harm. Also, never attempt to cast your own face by yourself. Youโ€™re asking for trouble.
  13. Ava Rose

    2 months ago

    What exact products did u use
  14. Art Marquez

    2 months ago

    I love your work
  15. RedRose12

    2 months ago

    What do you dip the gauze in
  16. namrata kataria

    2 months ago

    dip the plaster gauze in what?
  17. Franchesca Pena

    2 months ago

    I just casted and molded my face today is sanding and wood glue
  18. Oh, now it clicks you're Swedish. Explains why I recognized that the plaster was from panduro ๐Ÿ˜‚
  19. Lia TheLlamaQueen

    3 months ago

    Me: wakes up and sees this 1:03 Me: AHHHHHH
  20. PastoralScarf12

    4 months ago

    I thought I could buy it at the store so I was searching all over for the masks, then I thought what if the mask cant fit me? then I remember I subscribed to you then I found this video, it was very helpful!
  21. Pete Brennan

    4 months ago

    Am I the only one who think the narrator sounds like Tobias from Ghost?
  22. good video, a different nearly had me rip my friend face off. sorry Daniel
  23. el o

    6 months ago

    3 TIMES I did theย plaster cast and not once did my plaster cast come out smooth on the inside. Nor did it build up looking fluufy & marshmallowy on the outside while applying. I wish you would link too or name the type or brand of products more completely. I'm going to try another plaster gauze. The belly cast was to rough. Love your show you two are very talented & filled with humor & light. Your voodoo doll was one of my favorite costumes. I scared a lot of people that year!
  24. kiera oke

    6 months ago

    Ive been in education for prosthetic makeup for the past 5 years, currently about to graduate a BA Honour program in this field, NEVER, and i mean NEVER, make a face cast of yourself, and NEVER put plaster bandages directly onto skin, the exothermic reaction can burn you, the bandage will absorb the moisture in your skin and make it extremely difficult to remove and if unsupervised you could seriously injure yourself. i love this channel but this is completely unethical and irresponsible to post a tutorial of something like this that isn't accurate and safe, people have to go through a lot of training before lifecasting for a reason.
  25. CSFX Makeup

    6 months ago

    Thank you so much for making this video it has really helped me
  26. Angelical

    7 months ago

    1:09 Michael Myers elli๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  27. Clay Dude

    8 months ago

    Ok. This is a bad idea, a REALLY bad idea. If you want to cast your face, please be smart and safe about it. A good rule of thumb is to NEVER put a hard material onto a modelโ€™s (or your own) face. Plaster bandages alone will grab eyelashes, eyebrows, and even cling to skin. Then thereโ€™s the worry of the plaster bandages locking to your face (this is unfortunately common due to videos like this). Dental alginate (or better yet Body Double Life casting material) is so much safer to use directly on skin. Plaster bandages are great for making a hard shell to keep the shape of the alginate, but is NOT a good material to use directly on skin for any application. And while Iโ€™m on about safety, NEVER GLUE ANY FOREIGN OBJECTS TO/NEAR YOUR EYES FOR A MAKEUP!
  28. VideoTim

    9 months ago

    Girl you dont need make up Great Video by the way ๐Ÿ‘
  29. Madison Hanson MDS

    9 months ago

    Would you be able to use paper mache instead of plaster on the face?
  30. frances coope

    10 months ago

    Ok Iโ€™m from uk here whats the oil she used to put in plaster befor filing it x
  31. Soaked in Jewels

    10 months ago

    A person would still have to use the glue first before painting the face different colors? Or vise -verse?
  32. sashidoce

    10 months ago

    i'm here for my sally face cosplay :<
  33. Tanya Payton

    11 months ago

    Cover your entire face in vasaline because it clings to every baby hair you have
  34. Elli is beautiful
  35. Sven Lampe

    1 year ago

    Hello, what is the best way to protect my (long) beard, when doing this?
  36. I Am Groot

    1 year ago

    I'm from the UK pleased can someone tell me where I can get the supplies in person I don't purchase things online due to bad past experience
  37. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  38. Aryhan Laborin

    1 year ago

    After I sealed my face cast in wood glue and let it dried. I tried making a prosthetic out of latex on the face cast and when it dried, and I was pulling it off the dry wood glue cams with it
  39. Jessics Mundy

    1 year ago

    Help why do the wood glue just lift off my cast !!!
  40. Cyberwolf74

    1 year ago

    I did this with paper mache --Water flour and newspaper dipped in strips...
  41. Pva glue is wonderful lol!
  42. Ok I have the link to your shop for your own plaster gauze. Excellent!
  43. Berzzzzerk

    1 year ago

    Can anybody please tell me if this will work if I have a beard? Like, a very short well defined beard, not viking style. I still don't want to shave it off. Can I just cover it entirely in vaseline?
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  45. Rebecca Rekus

    1 year ago

    For everyone STILL arguing after all this time: I did that TODAY and I still have skin, eyebrows and all. My skin is not dry at all and I didn't have any problems whatsoever. All you have to pay attention to is that you use water below 35ยฐC, use plaster gauze that is safe like the ones for pregnancy belly's and coat your face with vaseline or petroleum jelly.
    • JAM fx

      1 year ago

      There is a very specific plaster that is skin safe. There are many that are not. I disagree with youtibers promoting this technique when they dont talk about the exact products and safety procedures. People who have copied these videos with the wrong materials HAVE given themselves burns and ripped skin off.
  46. Antoniozilla

    1 year ago

    0:10 my wallpaper
  47. wizpiez

    1 year ago

    Iโ€™m terrified of doing this, because while waiting for the plaster to dry on my face, my familyโ€™s gonna make me laugh and Iโ€™m probably gonna ruin it
  48. Purgatorrri

    1 year ago

    Disclaimer: Hurts like HELL to take it off :S But it does work and once you have one you won't have to make another for some time, so there's that...
  49. Lewis Cooke

    1 year ago

    Isn't the plaster gause basically plaster of Paris which is poisonus?
    • Otis Cayson Zapien

      1 year ago

      No, there are specific plasters used for cosmetics, which are safe to use and do not poison/burn your skin.
  50. Eric Von Zipper

    1 year ago

    All the sanding and layering of glue defeats the purpose of face casting and that is detail.
  51. Ashleigh Fairfield

    1 year ago

    why can't we use normal gauze
  52. Itโ€™s Shai

    1 year ago

    I wish I knew how to fix a styrofoam head to make the face cast... I couldnโ€™t find the face plaster so I got a manikin head but now Iโ€™m not sure how to prep it. Freaking out.
  53. TheEvrLastingGmr YT

    1 year ago

    0:27 That sounded like auto-tune lol...
    • Elia

      11 months ago

      TheEvrLastingGmr YT ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚true
  54. TheDrblu

    1 year ago

    Ell I is so hot even with no makeup
  55. TikTok Vids

    1 year ago

    Are you from Denmark?
  56. Ashley Bailey

    1 year ago

    Is memory mold or some type of clay a good substitute for this?
  57. omar tabora

    1 year ago

    Do you guys have any links to where I can order the materials needed to do this?
  58. Lenzy films L

    1 year ago

    by oil do they mean olive oil
  59. Gabriel Maximus

    1 year ago

    I wanna do this and paint it exactly like me and get a scarecrow body and just have it sitting on the sofa or looking out of the window when I leave the house ๐Ÿ˜‚
  60. Cj Cutsforth

    1 year ago

    I need a little help. Right now I'm looking for plaster gauze for casting my face and the one I'm looking at says it's good for belly casting, does that mean it's ok to put on my skin?
  61. i.am.miss. kiwi

    1 year ago

    Im teaching myself SFX makeup andfor one of my prosthetics i needed a face mold. i had gitten a mask making kit a few years prior that had plaster gauze soidecided to use that. i use vasaline to cover my eyebros and any extra baby hair and started working. i had no complications untill it needed to be taken off. as my hair is quite thick, when i added the vasaline some hair didnt stick down and got pulled away(which was enevitably quite painful).so dear commenters wh are deciding to do this: although the plaster gauze didn't dry up my skin, it was ecedingly painful to remove, so unless you have the proper materials(a nice oil or vasolie as well), i would not recomend using this method.
  62. Yudi MeuMundo

    1 year ago

    Doido isso e muito legal doido.
  63. alex salazar

    1 year ago

    How many rolls of plaster gauze did you use?
  64. naima pintar

    1 year ago

    Where can i buy this plaster powder?
  65. Andrea Sosito

    1 year ago

    hi elimax i subscribe
  66. Aralightful _

    1 year ago

    I read the thumbnail as โ€œface mask: sexuality tutorialโ€ and I had to look like 3 times to read it correctly
  67. Lorraine sfx MUA

    1 year ago

    Elli looks so pretty without makeup๐Ÿ˜˜
  68. Pulchra Morte

    1 year ago

    Omg, I love ellie's voice๐Ÿ˜Š
  69. Surreal

    1 year ago

    can we use the first plaster step as a mold?
  70. Lauren Bennett

    1 year ago

    Omg. I did this last night and MAN I wish I face planted the Vaseline instead of just putting it on my brows and under eye area. It came off easily where I had Vaseline.. but as for the rest of my face, it hurt. And it did not want to come off no matter how hard I tried. I basically just had to rip it off. A couple things: I covered my hair with plastic wrap and kept it in place on my forehead using liquid latex as an adhesiveโ€”I donโ€™t think itโ€™s worth risking your hair falling into the plaster. And this video made it look so easy but taking it off did not go that smoothly for me at all. Iโ€™m very happy to have my own face cast but there has to be a better way of doing this. Maybe covering your whole face in Vaseline would help the mask come off? Idk good luck >.<
    • Jill Harbst-Boulanger

      1 month ago

      Lauren Bennett Agreed!
    • Lauren Bennett

      8 months ago

      Tanya Yexley Okay Iโ€™ve learned a ton since then. Never put plaster bandages directly on your skin. Use alginate to take the impression of all the details of your face or whatever youโ€™re lifecastingโ€”itโ€™s not only safe for your skin but captures way more detail than the method in this video. Then you put the plaster bandages over the alginate to give it a shell to hold its shape, and pour your hydrocal into that after you pop the alginate and bandage shell off your face (which actually comes off smoothly). When I went to Monsterpalooza and told some people what I did following this video, they said โ€œdonโ€™t ever do that again. Youโ€™re lucky you didnโ€™t lose your face.โ€
    • TrashPanda Central

      11 months ago

      What product did you use?
    • Fellipe Bianco

      1 year ago

      Lauren Bennett l
  71. I had being wondering is Elli a goth because she is cute please say yes I'm a emo we will get along
  72. Madeline Palumbo

    1 year ago

    What is this โ€˜plaster gauseโ€™???
  73. tricia19632004

    1 year ago

    Hello. I want to make a mask to wear for a cosplay of Lele who is the female volcano in Pixairโ€™s short film โ€œLAVAโ€. It is at the beginning of the movie โ€œInside Outโ€. I need a mold that will hold up to thermoplastic and heat gun. Do you think this plaster cast would work?
  74. After I had my face cast done with the leyers of white glue I started modeling with clay and the white glue got wet again and it peeled off :( why is that???
  75. Alora Wolf

    1 year ago

    Can you use mod podge instead of wood glue?