How To: Make a fish man movie or Halloween costume

Make a fish man movie or Halloween costume

The video is an episode of Indy Mogul. It opens with a man who tells us the topic of this show is to help people make fake prosthetics for a fish-man costume for Halloween. After an intro showing us that the show is about making homemade special effects and props on a cheap budget and a disclaimer the show tells us the ingredients we'll need to make the prosthetics. They are: clay, sunglasses, latex sheet, quarter-inch foam, styrofoam head and bald cap, and liquid latex. The show then demonstrates in steps how to put it all together. First you put the clay on the styrofoam head to give it a fish or monster look. The video demonstrates hands-on how to make ridges with clay and leave holes for eyes and nose on the clay so the face looks more fishy or monster-like. In step2 the video shows us how to apply 10 layers of liquid latex with a brush on the clay and rest of the styrofoam head. Many layers are applied and the video tells us to wait between applications to allow for the latex to dry. The last layers have coloring to make the head look green, and the last layers have actually been painted on for a better effect. The second to last layer has green-colored wood glue applied to cheek, brow and mouth area to help maintain the shape. The next step you get the latex mask out of the head, you cut the edges and fill in the inside where the ridges and protusions are with foam to maintain form. Also the the two lenses of the sun glasses are glued to the foam where the eyes openings are. The show then proceeds to show us how to apply it to a model. The bald cap is placed on the head. Liquid latex is applied on face of model on the points of the face where mask will be attached to face to stick mask to actor. The show then shows us what to do for the hands, aplly liquid latex and latex sheeting between the actos fingers to simulate webbing. Finally green makeup is applied liberally to hide seams and make it look believable.

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