How To: Design & apply costume FX to become the Terminator

Design & apply costume FX to become the Terminator

This tutorial will show you how I created my own original Terminator costume from scratch and a modest budget. All the materials used are easy to find items sold at your local Hallowe'en or theatrical costume store.

The entire mask build, fx build up and make-up took a total of about 6 hours because I was building the mask from scratch. The make-up portion should only take about an 1-2 hours depending on our level of skill and patience.

Overall this was a fun costume and one I've waited years in trying to build. I hope you enjoyed watching and if you have any questions just let me know!

Footage and music from the movie are credited as from the Terminator 2: Judgement Day Ultimate Edition DVD, ©1991 Artisan Entertainment Inc. Filming, editing, narration & bad accent by SavageLettuce
©2008

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2 Comments

Where did you get the mask from, I can't seem to find any good ones? There's lots of fancy masquerade ball masks, but none like that. Does it have to be matte or can it be shiny?

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