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. sushixx sakana

    1 day 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 ;(
  2. Beth The panda

    4 days 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
  3. VisualMayhem

    1 week 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 -__-
  4. Tay Monroe

    2 weeks 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.
  5. Marietta Liivak

    1 month ago

    Cool
  6. Nightwing Grayson

    2 months ago

    Or How To Make SlenderMan Mask LOL
  7. Ludovico Rizzo

    3 months ago

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

    3 months ago

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

    3 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.
  10. XxXDragaonXxX

    3 months ago

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

    3 months ago

    Great job..
  12. RasTaH Man

    3 months ago

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

    4 months ago

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

    4 months ago

    Her voice is so cute!
  15. Unicorn _ Xox

    4 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
  16. Invader Jillian

    4 months ago

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

    4 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
  18. margaritasonthemoon

    5 months ago

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

    5 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. 😔
  20. Charlie Trinder

    5 months ago

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

    6 months ago

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

    6 months ago

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

    6 months ago

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

    6 months ago

    definitely gotta make this
  25. SmolBean Raven

    6 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

      6 months ago

      aishah m. Thanks!
    • aishah m.

      6 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.
  26. LOLitsElizabeth

    6 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!😁
  27. Dominic Lee

    7 months ago

    Can you use modpog
  28. Beth Cribbin

    7 months ago

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

      6 months ago

      Vampy Asyko thanks so much!
    • Vampy Asyko

      6 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
  29. Endlessgrind78

    7 months ago

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

    7 months ago

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

    8 months ago

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

      5 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

      6 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
  32. Ramoncito Ramos

    8 months ago

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

    8 months ago

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

    8 months ago

    Elli you're so dang cute
  35. abdou dz

    8 months ago

    in arabic its also called jibs
  36. Charity Fleites

    8 months ago

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

    9 months ago

    What brand of plaster gauze do you use?
    • Swizz

      6 months ago

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

    9 months ago

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

      9 months ago

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

    9 months ago

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

      6 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
  40. Jenna Phillips

    9 months ago

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

    9 months ago

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

    9 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

      8 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

      8 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

      9 months ago

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

    9 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
  44. NERDSFX NERDSFX

    9 months ago

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

    9 months ago

    That cool
  46. dina videoklipp är så bra
  47. grymt bra!
  48. I am the Devil

    9 months ago

    Swedish channel instant subscribe
  49. Zachary Maneja

    9 months ago

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

    9 months ago

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

    9 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)
    • LiveinSplatColor

      1 week ago

      TheExenteration literally have never seen a professional makeup artist use just plaster bandages, because it does get hot. Don't know what schools you're going too but that's a law suit waiting to happen.
    • TheExenteration

      1 month ago

      Shes misinformed .. shes confusing the plaster that you mix with water. THAT WILL BURN AND PROBABLY SERIOUSLY DAMAGE YOUR BODY! For someone who went to college and learned about this stuff you certainly dont know the difference between harmful plaster and safe plaster(like the ones on the strips).
    • WasabiKitKat

      4 months 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.
    • A birb

      5 months ago

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

      9 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.
  52. AngelFreak

    9 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

      8 months ago

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

    9 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 ((:
  54. Random-N S

    9 months ago

    ur awesome
  55. Vincent McCloskey

    9 months ago

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

      9 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

      9 months ago

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

    9 months ago

    what oil could i use?:)
  58. Eclimac

    9 months ago

    Can u use latex
  59. Rachel Night

    9 months ago

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

    10 months ago

    How do you make the plaster?
    • Paola Heart

      9 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

      9 months ago

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

      10 months ago

      I meant plaster Gauze
  61. Lauren Edmunds

    10 months ago

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

      3 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

      9 months ago

      ellimacs sfx makeup awesome
    • ellimacs sfx makeup

      10 months ago

      You should be able to find everything in any crafts store :)
  62. Trustme Iwon'tcare!

    10 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?!
  63. Jd Bryant

    10 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

      6 months ago

      LOLitsElizabeth yep it worked for me
    • LOLitsElizabeth

      6 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

      9 months ago

      Jd Bryant are you still waering it lol
  64. ronja Kathi

    10 months ago

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

    10 months ago

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

      9 months ago

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

      9 months ago

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

      9 months ago

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

    10 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

      10 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 :)
  67. Lacey Ussery

    10 months ago

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

      10 months ago

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

    10 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 !
  69. Dalila Cabrieles

    10 months ago

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

      10 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

      10 months ago

      +Dana B thank you!!
    • Dana B

      10 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

      10 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

      10 months ago

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

    10 months ago

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

      9 months ago

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

      9 months ago

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

      10 months ago

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

    11 months ago

    where can you order plaster gauze online?
    • Swizz

      6 months ago

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

      10 months ago

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

      10 months ago

      +Vincent Bishop can i use a gauze bandage?
    • Monster Hippie Cat

      10 months ago

      amazon
  72. Mollyishere

    11 months ago

    35° in what... Fahrenheit
    • JampkinJames

      9 months ago

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

    11 months ago

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

    11 months ago

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

    11 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 :))