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. This will be used in some of our upcoming makeups so make sure you create your own. :-)

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. Jeanne b

    1 day ago

    hello, I would like to create my mask to be able to do other project (I follow you and I try to make certain of your creations) what kind of product do you need? thank you
  2. Suni Reyes

    2 days ago

    Hey Ellie Max I have an idea for a costume I'm doing for Halloween that involves owl parts but I was wondering if you guys could do a video on on a beak prosthetic like one that I could still talk and drink stuff if possible and maybe eat things I just thought you guys would be the best people to go to because you're really good at making things livable but if you got a lot of stuff on your hands and you can't make it that's fine and if you already have one on a beak or something like that it would be nice to give me a link
  3. Wes Breeden

    3 days ago

    bad. ass.
  4. Bastion Ashton

    1 week ago

    instead of plaster gauze and casting stuff, could i just do like paper mache?
  5. Denice Munoz

    1 week ago

    Ellimacs can you do a tutorial on Jeepers creepers please . 😊
  6. Fernanda Ochoa

    1 week ago

    What brand is this plaster gauze?
  7. Garrett Meek

    1 week ago

    What was the oil you used
  8. IAmInferno101

    2 weeks ago

    If you guys read the description... She used water that was below 35 degrees to avoid the reaction
  9. ashley nicole oxo

    2 weeks ago

    This works for me, I've used it for half casts and a full cast but I suggest instead of going out and buying all these expensive things to stop it actually hurting your skin just to cover your face in Vaseline, works for me and my cousin who gets stuck with me sticking stuff to her face
  10. ko ko

    3 weeks ago

    if I can't find plaster gauze where I live, what else can I use?
  11. Kaitlyn Fear

    4 weeks ago

    Question. What is all if the supplies we need to finish the face cast?
  12. Chassaj

    1 month ago

    WARNING. Always keep something around you to cut a mouth whole just in case you cover your nose accidentaly
  13. Water Melon1017

    1 month ago

    I feel like she should get more subscribers she's so talented
  14. Kalinda Cunningham

    1 month ago

    Can you just put liquid latex or wood glue on the plaster mask and use that? Just wondering.
  15. sushixx sakana

    2 months ago

    Hello, i want to ask if we can use anything else to replace the plaster gauze? Cz they dont sell it around my area ;(
  16. Beth The panda

    2 months ago

    Can someone please list everything used in this video to make the face cast so I can look up how much everything will be, please
  17. VisualMayhem

    2 months ago

    What if I forgot to put oil in between the face gauce cast and the plaster mix? I forgot to and am letting it harden over night. Will I be able to remove the gauce cast or do I now have a useless plaster mold stick on gauce forever? I used up all my gauce so I really hope this is not useless -__-
  18. Tay Monroe

    2 months ago

    This may seem like a really dumb question. but how will you know that the plaster is already on the Gauze? Will it say that on the box when you buy it? or is there a certain kind you have to buy with the plaster on it like you said above. Sorry I know that's probably going to be the dumbest thing ever asked on here, haha.
  19. Marietta Liivak

    3 months ago

    Cool
  20. Nightwing Grayson

    4 months ago

    Or How To Make SlenderMan Mask LOL
  21. Ludovico Rizzo

    5 months ago

    02:00 how much the craft plaster cost?
  22. flute lover

    5 months ago

    spent an hour casting my face and that shit fell apart, Fuck!!!!!!!!!!!
  23. Gideon Gross

    5 months ago

    Guys it isn't dangerous if you find the right product to use. Look for things like belly casting kits for pregnant women. They are made to last forever and are made to go on skin. Of course if you use Plaster of Paris it's gonna rip your face off. Be smart and do your research before saying this video isn't safe.
  24. XxXDragaonXxX

    5 months ago

    I used this technique only diffrence is i applied Vaseline EVERYWHERE on my face lol
  25. PsychoAxeMan

    5 months ago

    Great job..
  26. RasTaH Man

    6 months ago

    sHe's PRETTY! :D
  27. Jessica Faye Watters

    6 months ago

    Thanks for the great tutorial; what type of oil was used on her face and in the cast?
  28. Emilynn Mata

    6 months ago

    Her voice is so cute!
  29. Molly Guest_Fx

    6 months ago

    dear ellimacs, how on earth do you remove the excess plaster from your chin and around the eyes?? please anyone?? p.s i love you elli and macs!!!!!!!!!!!!! <33333333333333333
  30. Invader Jillian

    6 months ago

    can you use modge podge for the glue?
  31. Madi Dolzonek

    6 months ago

    I did this in my art class and nothing bad happened to anyone! If you follow the rules she had everything will be fine
  32. margaritasonthemoon

    7 months ago

    hi! I'm completely new to this... what kind of oil do you use? Is it just vegetable oil?
  33. Freezycow

    7 months ago

    I've seen comments saying that this is life threatening. Is there actually a safe way to do this type of thing because I just want to progress as I can't really make any prosthetics. 😔
  34. Charlie Trinder

    8 months ago

    What type of oil is the best to use? Or can you use Vaseline as a substitute?
  35. Nina Diamond

    8 months ago

    Please help what else can I use except of craft plaster ?
  36. Machieavelli

    8 months ago

    I gotta try this one day..
  37. aishah m.

    8 months ago

    so awesome! so glad I finally decided to do this!
  38. aishah m.

    8 months ago

    definitely gotta make this
  39. SmolBean Raven

    8 months ago

    What should I cover my face cast in so I can use latex and other things on it?? Any brand names??
    • SmolBean Raven

      8 months ago

      aishah m. Thanks!
    • aishah m.

      8 months ago

      i did exactly what they did in the video except I used mod podge gloss spray instead of wood glue. I did about 3 layers but it was shiny after only one.
  40. ElizabethW

    8 months ago

    I wish Macs was more specific about how to cover your face properly. I didn't go all the way under my chin because I didn't realize I needed to. I love Ellimacs but please don't glaze over the details!😁
  41. Dominic Lee

    9 months ago

    Can you use modpog
    • ElizabethW

      8 months ago

      Dominic Lee I heard it works but I haven't tried it
  42. Beth Cribbin

    9 months ago

    Does anyone know how long it takes for it to dry and take off the face? :) thanks!
    • Beth Cribbin

      8 months ago

      Vampy Asyko thanks so much!
    • Vampy Asyko

      8 months ago

      Beth Cribbin I just did one last night for the very 1st time n it took less than 10 mins to harden,I used paris craft plaster cloth some other brands may differ but it was a lot faster than I was expecting
  43. Endlessgrind78

    9 months ago

    Elli is the most beautiful woman I have ever laid eyes on!
  44. Summer Howry

    10 months ago

    Could you do a full head cast?
  45. Kailani Paradise

    10 months ago

    Do you put Vaseline all over your face or just on your hair?
    • Hanna

      7 months ago

      It depends on the brand. I had to put vaseline on my whole face. I seriously recommend that though, you'll get the cast of way easier.
    • Swizz

      8 months ago

      Kailani Paradise ur eyebrows and eyelashes I would recommend putting it on the sides of ur face like side Burns if u have those
  46. Ramoncito Ramos

    10 months ago

    GIPS.... gipson board that makes sense
  47. JuliaAnna Kuhn

    10 months ago

    is it just me or does the background music kinda sound like the music in Mario sunshine? 😂👌
  48. Kitty VonKat

    10 months ago

    Elli you're so dang cute
  49. abdou dz

    10 months ago

    in arabic its also called jibs
  50. Charity Fleites

    11 months ago

    she's got a very pretty accent, her english is adorable.
  51. Zyler Fuentes

    11 months ago

    What brand of plaster gauze do you use?
    • Swizz

      8 months ago

      Zyler Fuentes any works fine just make sure its plaster guaze and not just plaster
  52. jennifer duncan

    11 months ago

    how much is 2 part plaster and 1 part water in cups
    • Devkey

      11 months ago

      jennifer duncan 2 cups plaster 1 cup water^^ it's just a 2:1 ratio
  53. Adrienne StJacobs

    11 months ago

    Mine leaked even though I added tons of plaster gauze on the outside???
    • Swizz

      8 months ago

      Adrienne StJacobs did u maks sure all the plaza guaze (every peice and length) was covered in water and u rubbed it? each piece ahead be smooth and soggy and no holes
  54. Jenna Phillips

    11 months ago

    what type of oil should I use in order for the best results? Vegetable Oil? Castor Oil?
  55. Alia Gomez

    11 months ago

    the dutch word for plaster is: gips
  56. Kiana Fonseca

    11 months ago

    I love your videos but some times you guys don't explain things in detail. I bought plaster of paris and plaster gauze thinking i had to make plaster of paris mixture and dip the gauze in it and then put it on my face. I was lucky and thought about reading the instructions before i went ahead and started the process and realized plaster of paris should not go on your skin. You guys are awesome and all but I feel like next time when you guys make a video like this, you should make sure to explain everything in detail!! :)
    • Star D

      10 months ago

      Kiana Fonseca from what I read on other comments. Everyone recommends you use something called alginate rather than plaster gauze for the face cast because it is safer and specifically to put on your skin
    • Star D

      10 months ago

      Kiana Fonseca plaster gauze already has plaster in it so all you have to do is dip them in water to activate the plaster. The plaster of paris is what they poured into the face cast
    • Devkey

      11 months ago

      Kiana Fonseca they told use plaster gauze ^^
  57. C L

    11 months ago

    this is stupid, once you start scrubbing the surface, you lose the original shape....this is not how you make a cast lmao
  58. NERDSFX NERDSFX

    11 months ago

    its a very bad way to show people how to do sfx they can hurt them salefs...
  59. Brooklyn Nicole

    11 months ago

    That cool
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  62. 4l3x3j

    11 months ago

    Swedish channel instant subscribe
  63. Zachary Maneja

    11 months ago

    awww thats nice of the towels to give the plaster some support while its going through hardening
  64. Zachary Maneja

    11 months ago

    wow easiest tutorial ive seen and it can be done individually
  65. AngelFreak

    11 months ago

    Can construction plaster be used? I really don't know if that's the actual name haha (or is it gypsum?) Thanks :)
    • RigorAmortis

      11 months ago

      AngelFreak not on your skin, but for the mold, yes.
  66. Athena Haglund

    11 months ago

    Gjorde detta för ungefär 2 månader sedan,fungerade utmärkt haha ! Glömde av att lägga olja i " gipsbindeformen"- men det blev bra ändå. Tack för en hjälpande tutorial ((:
  67. Random-N S

    11 months ago

    ur awesome
  68. Vincent McCloskey

    11 months ago

    ...I'm gonna need to shave for this aren't I...?
    • Paola Heart

      11 months ago

      Vincent McCloskey put lots of Vaseline in your face, specially where the facial hair is, also your baby hairs and your eyebrows!
    • Leilani Kauakahi

      11 months ago

      Vincent McCloskey there are other kinds of silicone that you can use with help so that you can keep the facial hair
  69. Leumas Media Productions

    11 months ago

    Will PVA glue be okay instead of Wood glue?
  70. Brooke Lemoine

    11 months ago

    what oil could i use?:)
  71. Eclimac

    11 months ago

    Can u use latex
  72. Rachel Night

    11 months ago

    this is an extremely helpful video!! thank you!!
  73. Snake Girl

    12 months ago

    How do you make the plaster?
    • Paola Heart

      11 months ago

      Snake Girl where I live you can buy that anywhere you buy medicine, because it's the same thing they use for broken bones
    • kat26

      11 months ago

      +Snake Girl you have to buy plaster gauze
    • Snake Girl

      12 months ago

      I meant plaster Gauze
  74. Lauren Edmunds

    12 months ago

    Where do I buy stuff to make a face cask!?
    • Gideon Gross

      5 months ago

      Lauren Edmunds i found the casting stuff online, i bought the belly casting kits for pregnant women and then i bought everything else in Home Depot
    • Zachary Maneja

      11 months ago

      ellimacs sfx makeup awesome
    • ellimacs sfx makeup

      12 months ago

      You should be able to find everything in any crafts store :)
  75. Ok, PEOPLE!! The GAUZE is dipped in WATER ONLY! It ALREADY has PLASTER in it...the GAUZE! It is DRIED PLASTER in GAUZE, and when you dip it the GAUZE in the WATER, it wets the PLASTER that is ALREADY in the GAUZE, making it soggy with wet PLASTER! Like when you make instant oatmeal....add water to dry oatmeal and it turns into soft oatmeal! :) Get it?!