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. RasTaH Man

    2 days ago

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

    2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks ago

    Her voice is so cute!
  4. Unicorn _ Xox

    3 weeks 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
  5. Invader Jillian

    3 weeks ago

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

    4 weeks 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
  7. margaritasonthemoon

    1 month ago

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

    1 month 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. 😔
  9. Charlie Trinder

    2 months ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    2 months ago

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

    2 months ago

    definitely gotta make this
  14. SmolBean Raven

    2 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

      2 months ago

      aishah m. Thanks!
    • aishah m.

      2 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.
  15. LOLitsElizabeth

    3 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!😁
  16. Dominic Lee

    3 months ago

    Can you use modpog
  17. Beth Cribbin

    3 months ago

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

      2 months ago

      Vampy Asyko thanks so much!
    • Vampy Asyko

      2 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
  18. Endlessgrind78

    4 months ago

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

    4 months ago

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

    4 months ago

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

      1 month 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

      2 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
  21. Ramoncito Ramos

    4 months ago

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

    4 months ago

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

    4 months ago

    Elli you're so dang cute
  24. abdou dz

    4 months ago

    in arabic its also called jibs
  25. Charity Fleites

    5 months ago

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

    5 months ago

    What brand of plaster gauze do you use?
    • Swizz

      2 months ago

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

    5 months ago

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

      5 months ago

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

    5 months ago

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

      2 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
  29. Jenna Phillips

    5 months ago

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

    5 months ago

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

    5 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

      4 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

      4 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

      5 months ago

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

    5 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
  33. Anna Cichoń

    5 months ago

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

    5 months ago

    That cool
  35. dina videoklipp är så bra
  36. grymt bra!
  37. I am the Devil

    5 months ago

    Swedish channel instant subscribe
  38. Zachary Maneja

    5 months ago

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

    5 months ago

    wow easiest tutorial ive seen and it can be done individually
  40. HarmonicHuthy

    5 months ago

    Please don't apply plaster gauze straight onto your face! It may have worked out fine for her but it's extremely dangerous and also, don't do it yourself. Creating a full face life cast is something that someone else does for you with someone standing by to make sure you're able to breathe the entire time. There is a product called alginite that gets put down first and that's what stops you from ripping your skin off. While that would be a good Halloween look, I can't imagine it feeling great. This has been a public service notice. Fine another life casting tutorial please! (I love Ellimacs btw, this just isn't safe)
    • WasabiKitKat

      2 weeks ago

      All the stories usually happen because they did something wrong, like covering their eyes and nose, not taking precautions while doing the eyebrows, ripping it off instead of taking it off slowly, etc. If you do everything right, it should work perfectly fine.
    • Lina

      2 months ago

      Chiiil out. We used to do masks like this in elementary school all the time. No kid lost his face ever.
    • HarmonicHuthy

      5 months ago

      I get what you're saying. It's been drilled into me at college since I started and they're constantly sharing stories and showing us pictures of what has happened. I mean something doesn't go wrong every time, I think it's better to just stick on the safe side. But yes, each to their own.
    • The Unhappy Mermaid

      5 months ago

      HarmonicHuthy I've done mine with alginate but we use this technique to make molds in college and we never had a problem. In my experience I think it's safe, I mean, these are supposed to be hypoallergenic. but it's up to the rest if they want to try it or prefer to go with alginate. just my own thoughts.
    • HarmonicHuthy

      5 months ago

      Yes, they do use it for broken bones but they wrap the area first. It's not safe for the skin because it is still plaster. I just want everyone to do this safely because I've seen and heard some scary things from people who've done it like this. Apart from potentially seriously injuring yourself, by apply alginite first, you get a lot more detail in the life cast - ie not as much carving and sanding once it's all peeled out of the mould. It may be a little bit more expensive but definitely worth it. :)
  41. AngelFreak

    5 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

      5 months ago

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

    5 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 ((:
  43. nagendra shenoy

    5 months ago

    ur awesome
  44. Vincent McCloskey

    5 months ago

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

      5 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

      5 months ago

      Vincent McCloskey there are other kinds of silicone that you can use with help so that you can keep the facial hair
  45. Will PVA glue be okay instead of Wood glue?
  46. Brooke Lemoine

    5 months ago

    what oil could i use?:)
  47. Eclimac

    5 months ago

    Can u use latex
  48. Rachel Rodriguez

    5 months ago

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

    6 months ago

    How do you make the plaster?
    • Paola Heart

      5 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

      6 months ago

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

      6 months ago

      I meant plaster Gauze
  50. Lauren Edmunds

    6 months ago

    Where do I buy stuff to make a face cask!?
  51. Onions On Everything

    6 months ago

    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?!
  52. Jd Bryant

    6 months ago

    My plaster mix didnt look as thick as hers... I Already poured it into my face cast... AND FORGOT TO PUT OIL ON THE INSIDE... Is it gonna come out???
    • Jd Bryant

      3 months ago

      LOLitsElizabeth yep it worked for me
    • LOLitsElizabeth

      3 months ago

      Jd Bryant Literally the same exact thing happened to me. I'm sure it's too late now but once my plaster mixture was somewhat hardened, I peeled the gauze off and it worked just fine
    • Zachary Maneja

      5 months ago

      Jd Bryant are you still waering it lol
  53. ronja 5114

    6 months ago

    Plaster on German is 'Gips' (I'm German)
  54. Bloody Glitter

    6 months ago

    Question : If my base is already plaster, It will work with clay ? ... Sorry for my english I'm french ^^
    • kat26

      6 months ago

      hmmm im sure it could work. i personally have never tried it that way.
    • Bloody Glitter

      6 months ago

      i mean if the face cast is made with clay :3
    • kat26

      6 months ago

      If you mean can you use clay on it then yes
  55. Jeanette Elfving

    6 months ago

    Tack! Enda diy videon jag hittat där man kan använda gipsremsor istället för alginat för att göra en "mould", underlättar mkt :)
    • ellimacs sfx makeup

      6 months ago

      Viktigt att du kollar i butiken så att de kan användas på hud och att du gör ett tunt lager. Gips hettas upp när det stelnar (gips i stora mängder). Jag brukar doppa remsorna i relativt kallt vatten och har aldrig haft problem men blir det varmt mot ansiktet rekommenderar jag att du tar av det. Glöm inte använda vaselin på bryn och kring hårfästet! Lycka till :)
  56. Lacey Ussery

    6 months ago

    so what is the wet product being used with the gauze strips? is that plaster as well?
    • beatlebabe1969

      6 months ago

      It's water. The strips have safe plaster already imbedded in them, which is activated by dipping in water.
  57. Hugo Réveillé

    6 months ago

    Sorry for the english (french people) Do you think it's possible to make a mix between the mask of the beginning int this video and the two-face makeup ? I meen use it for make a "mask" usable many times. Thanks !
  58. Dalila Cabrieles

    6 months ago

    Can I use Plaster Of Paris???
    • Dana B

      6 months ago

      I also don't even recommend plaster gauze. Which I'm assuming is plaster bandages.. Look up Alginate. YouTube Alginate lifecasting.. It's sooooo much better.
    • Dalila Cabrieles

      6 months ago

      +Dana B thank you!!
    • Dana B

      6 months ago

      Yes that plaster should be good. I use hydrocal and ultracal to do all my pour ups. It lasts longer and is stronger. You can look it up online. It's not that expensive
    • Dalila Cabrieles

      6 months ago

      +Dana B I'll use plaster gauze but I want to know if after I can use plaster of Paris to make the actual face cast
    • Dalila Cabrieles

      6 months ago

      +Dana B no, plaster to pour into the face cast mold and then paint mod podge over it.
  59. Emily

    6 months ago

    is plaster of paris okay to use? ive never worked with plaster before.
    • Emily

      5 months ago

      thanks everyone! i've found out the right thing to do and have successfully created a face cast 😊
    • Kait Surette

      5 months ago

      Emily you can use it for the actual thing but not directly on your face
    • beatlebabe1969

      6 months ago

      No no no no do NOT use anything but skin safe plaster strips. You can get those at the craft store.
  60. Maze ಥ_ಥ

    7 months ago

    where can you order plaster gauze online?
    • Swizz

      2 months ago

      IF You have a michaels store in state / country u can find them there but Amazon also has them
    • VinceTheWeasel

      6 months ago

      +Ccr Ncn no. plaster gauze have the plaster already on them. you dip them in water to activate them.
    • Ccr Ncn

      6 months ago

      +Vincent Bishop can i use a gauze bandage?
    • VinceTheWeasel

      6 months ago

      amazon
  61. Mollyishere

    7 months ago

    35° in what... Fahrenheit
    • JampkinJames

      5 months ago

      Celius. He should have really clarified that, but America is basically the only country left that still uses Fahrenheit.
  62. Julie Wilson

    7 months ago

    I like ellie more without makeup than with it 😝
  63. Victoria Avila

    7 months ago

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!
  64. Tayla Burton

    7 months ago

    Can you do a tutorial on how to do Vulcan ears from Star Trek? Also how to do the eyebrows? :3 u guys are awesome :))
  65. Gabby Herlihy

    7 months ago

    I have a very stupid question chould I like use olive oil or does it have to be a certain type of oil? so my eye brows don't come off
    • Gabby Herlihy

      7 months ago

      +Autumn Leaf Gun-Munro I used olive oil it worked just fine lol can't wait to start making masks XD
    • ellimacs sfx makeup

      7 months ago

      If olive oil is the only thing you got it will work =)
    • Autumn Leaf Gun-Munro

      7 months ago

      I suggest Vaseline if you have it handy but from my experience a lot of oils work either way!!
  66. Tonya Cortez

    7 months ago

    do you recommend removing any/all facial jewelry?
  67. Montclair's Lair

    7 months ago

    Ellie + that dress = great video, no matter the content. She could be sitting there in that dress watching the grass grow, and I'm fine with it. Heh! Seriously, though, nice tutorial and nice camera work, Macs.
  68. Islandbaby Msp

    8 months ago

    Wouldn't plaster of Paris be too weak? Wouldn't it just crumble like chalk?
    • RigorAmortis

      5 months ago

      Jessica Shungu it's a thicker ratio, so it's stronger.
  69. Dissension Thoughts

    8 months ago

    Elli i love your effects. but this is really dangerous...... considering plaster bandages heats up considerably in my beginning years i used this method but seeing how it burnt my foot. I highly suggest 3 things Alginate, Body Double and Body Double Silk. They are safer and meant for this.
    • Roslyn Moorhouse

      6 months ago

      You do realise that plaster gauze is used in hospitals, so it's clearly OK to use
  70. ian snowstorm

    8 months ago

    is there an option to cover a nice and shy beard with olive oil for making the face? its been so hard to keep my beard so it kinda scare me a bit
  71. Burgess Cotham

    8 months ago

    this is awesome. i did it to my friend and shes about to get revenge... i should be scared...
  72. Real Jowker

    8 months ago

    there anything else that can be used in addition to plaster
  73. Zana Wolff

    8 months ago

    Could you use gauze and latex for the mold?
    • firefirafiraga

      7 months ago

      +Azu lita the gauze is already coated with plaster...just need to wet the gauze and do whatever you want with it...
    • Alyssa Lee

      7 months ago

      Plaster gauze is a special kind of gauze that has water-activated plaster mixed in. It's similar to what they use in hospitals to make casts when you break a bone.
    • Azu lita

      8 months ago

      I want to know the same thing. I don't understand how do they glue it
  74. Daisies. Mimosas

    8 months ago

    What are they dipping the gauze in?
  75. Brandi Miller

    8 months ago

    what is the best brand to use? idk what I should get