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. DotLopPlop

    3 weeks 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!
  2. Pete Brennan

    3 weeks ago

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

    2 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!
  5. kiera oke

    2 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.
  6. Camille Peterson

    3 months ago

    Thank you so much for making this video it has really helped me
  7. rosydvaa

    3 months ago

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

    4 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!
  9. VideoTim

    5 months ago

    Girl you dont need make up Great Video by the way ๐Ÿ‘
  10. madihans625 MDS

    5 months ago

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

    6 months ago

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

    6 months ago

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

    6 months ago

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

    7 months ago

    Cover your entire face in vasaline because it clings to every baby hair you have
  15. godzillamaste magner

    8 months ago

    Elli is beautiful
  16. Sven Lampe

    8 months ago

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

    8 months 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
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  19. Aryhan Laborin

    8 months 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
  20. Jessics Mundy

    8 months ago

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

    9 months ago

    I did this with paper mache --Water flour and newspaper dipped in strips...
  22. Foxiepaws ACAnderson

    9 months ago

    Pva glue is wonderful lol!
  23. Foxiepaws ACAnderson

    9 months ago

    Ok I have the link to your shop for your own plaster gauze. Excellent!
  24. Berzzzzerk

    9 months 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?
  25. Katie Sandstrรถm

    9 months ago

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  26. Rebecca Rekus

    9 months 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

      9 months 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.
  27. Antoniozilla

    9 months ago

    0:10 my wallpaper
  28. wizpiez

    9 months 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
  29. Purgatorrri

    9 months 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...
  30. Lewis Cooke

    9 months ago

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

      9 months ago

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

    10 months ago

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

    10 months ago

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

    10 months 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.
  34. TheEvrLastingGmr YT

    10 months ago

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

      7 months ago

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

    10 months ago

    Ell I is so hot even with no makeup
  36. MCPE Minecraft

    10 months ago

    Are you from Denmark?
  37. Ashley Bailey

    10 months ago

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

    11 months ago

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

    11 months ago

    by oil do they mean olive oil
  40. Gabriel Maximus

    11 months 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˜‚
  41. 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?
  42. Kawaii Squid

    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.
  43. Yudi MeuMundo

    1 year ago

    Doido isso e muito legal doido.
  44. alex salazar

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

    hi elimax i subscribe
  47. Jeon Berry_

    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
  48. Lorraine sfx MUA

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

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

    1 year ago

    can we use the first plaster step as a mold?
  51. 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 >.<
    • Lauren Bennett

      4 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

      7 months ago

      What product did you use?
    • Fellipe Bianco

      9 months ago

      Lauren Bennett l
    • Tanya Yexley

      10 months ago

      Lauren Bennett yeah, when I took mine off I nearly broke mine completely. Luckily, I managed to save it. Putting the mixture into the face cast was also different. When it got to the creamy texture it began to dry quickly so hopefully when I take it out there wonโ€™t be any lumps, but the back does look lumpy. Maybe I could sand it so itโ€™s smooth
  52. I had being wondering is Elli a goth because she is cute please say yes I'm a emo we will get along
  53. Madeline Palumbo

    1 year ago

    What is this โ€˜plaster gauseโ€™???
  54. 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?
  55. 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???
  56. Alora Wolf

    1 year ago

    Can you use mod podge instead of wood glue?
  57. Keira Delaney

    1 year ago

    This is the plaster they use for those who don't know https://panduro.com/da-dk/products/stobning/gips/gips/hobbygips-15-kg-101519
  58. Wierd he says woodglue but she is using hobbyglue
  59. Sazzy P

    1 year ago

    Do you have a product list for everything you need from start to finish to create One?
  60. Geb Universe

    1 year ago

    Lol I loved how at the end she said Eats all gud Well at least thatโ€™s how I heard it
  61. Nicole Tinoco

    1 year ago

    Can I use normal gauze and dip it in the plaster mixture instead of using plaster gauze?
  62. Carla Penaut Cream

    1 year ago

    Hi Elli! Im not speach inglish very well and i cant hear well what products do you use, in your descriptions do not appear neither, and i asking if its possible in the description of your videos you can put links or a list of products to find them more easily. I would greatly appreciate it. TY! :)
  63. Adam Shaban

    1 year ago

    Wait ? You dip the plaster in water right?
  64. Lord of Vipers

    1 year ago

    How long did you wait before pouring the plaster into the mold?
  65. Milena Scerri

    1 year ago

    Dip the plaster gauze in what?
  66. Maggie Muffin

    1 year ago

    Omg. Is Ellie actually not wearing fake nails???
  67. Marcella Brittl

    1 year ago

    Questions: 1. what type of oil did u use for the finished dried casting face??? Did u use the Vaseline for the whole face or just only the eyebrows to cover??? Cuz I like to make that on my own when I get home from the trip. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ
  68. Maryah Garrison

    1 year ago

    I can never get my plaster right any tips ): I have done it twice and it just dries way too fast. Not enough water??
  69. Yes I have been looking for a video like this
  70. Angelina McKnight

    1 year ago

    I have a question. Would you be able to use ultra cal 30 for the face pour instead of plaster, so it's less brittle?
  71. xI Psychose Ix

    1 year ago

    Shes hot
  72. Madrid Dianne

    1 year ago

    The other tutorials looks so scary. They cover thick layer on their faces and struggle to remove it. This one looks easy :) thank you for sharing this tutorial. Definitely doing this one
  73. Jazmin Holguin

    1 year ago

    Does anyone know where I can find the gauze and plaster at and what kind
  74. Tierra NiCole

    1 year ago

    Where can I get plaster gauze from?
  75. Alma Lozano

    1 year ago

    What did u mix the gauze in with