Monday, April 15, 2013

Planet of the Apes preparation

Although the Zira and Cornelius makeups had already been sculpted and molded months back, upon learning my sister was going to be in town for the Monsterpalooza convention I decided she would be an integral component in our group.  I life casted her and sculpted a Dr. Zaius prosthetic that I would later mold and cast out of gelatin as well. 

On the bottom left is a photo of the three gelatin makeups before painting.  

I pre-painted the prosthetics using different Pax paints I previously mixed, and tried to stay as close as possible to the original paint schemes utilized by John Chambers. 

As for the hair, each wig was hand laid layer by layer on top of a latex Woochie bald cap.  The ears were sculpted, molded and cast out of slip latex and adhered to the bald cap prior to the hair.  Then painted using rubber cement paint.

 I will post higher definition photos of the finished makeups soon!

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