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Tips & Tricks Scar stuff

Discussion in 'Costuming and Props' started by Risu, Dec 8, 2005.

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  1. Risu

    Risu Jedi Youngling

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    Sorry for this, but I can never get the search function to work. I saw a couple months ago a post about some stuff used in Episode 3 to make Anikin's scar. They said you put it on a Q-tip and draw a line on your face and it draws the skin in making a scar line. I'm making the third movie in a trilogy I started a year ago and I want to go all out in making this the best one. So far there hasn't been much attention to detail, but now I want to use that stuff to make wrinkles on an old man. Does anybody know what that stuff is and where I can get it?
     
  2. Primrodo

    Primrodo Jedi Master star 4

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    Rigid COllodian ;)
     
  3. VillieGee

    VillieGee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Collodion is for scars. It'll never look like old-age wrinkles. That's not how it works.

    Liquid latex would be better for old-age stuff.

    Of course the best-looking would be foam latex appliances.
     
  4. Primrodo

    Primrodo Jedi Master star 4

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    oh right yeah I was answering teh anakin scar query part of the message :)
     
  5. VillieGee

    VillieGee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yeah I know. Collodion was the right answer to his question, but it won't work for what he wants. That's all. :)
     
  6. Risu

    Risu Jedi Youngling

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    Ah. So what does the liquid latex do? I don't have anybody that's good with makeup, I'd probably be doing it myself. I wouldn't be able to do the foam stuff.
     
  7. Jedi-Loreen

    Jedi-Loreen Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Basically, the latex builds up the skin thickness and accentuates wrinkles.
     
  8. VillieGee

    VillieGee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yeah, what she said. You can stretch the skin of the face in the opposite direction of the wrinkles you want, apply the latex, force it dry with a hairdryer, so when you let go, it's all wrinkly. Buy some premade eye-bags too. It makes a difference.

    Other things you can do are the obvious ones like painting liver spots and tinting the hair grey, plus using a fake nose (either premade or sculpted from nose putty) and fake ears help too. They say your nose and ears never stop growing. Also, you're going to want to use makeup to paint in things like sunken cheeks and to accentuate the wrinkles and stuff.
     
  9. Risu

    Risu Jedi Youngling

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    Wow. So where can I get the latex? I already have a really big nose, that shouldn't be an issue. I'm gonna dye my hair grey too. I have huge bags under my eyes, but I don't have any wrinkles at all. Will the latex allow you to create wrinkles on your face without any there to accentuate?
     
  10. darthdefyitall

    darthdefyitall Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Most costume shops would carry it.
     
  11. VillieGee

    VillieGee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yeah, the more you can stretch your face, the heavier the wrinkles will be. It has nothing to do with what wrinkles are or aren't there already. And you can buy it at any costume shop.
     
  12. Risu

    Risu Jedi Youngling

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    OK, thanks for the info.
     
  13. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    OK, twice now my posts have been destroyed by some screwup in the system. Now you're getting the Super-condensed version.

    Practice what you want to do a LOT.
    Buy a book like Stage Makeup by Corson.
     
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