Tips & Tricks Scar stuff

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  1. Risu Jedi Knight

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    Jul 14, 2005
    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 Force Ghost

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  3. VillieGee Jedi Knight

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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 Force Ghost

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

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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 Jedi Knight

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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 Master

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

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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 Jedi Knight

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    Jul 14, 2005
    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 Jedi Master

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    Jul 15, 2005
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    Most costume shops would carry it.
  11. VillieGee Jedi Knight

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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 Jedi Knight

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    OK, thanks for the info.
  13. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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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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