Corpse Head

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Corpse Head

Post by Spookymufu » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:13 pm

Okay, I'm am trying my hand at corpsing a head....

Here is what I am starting with, a plastic skull I bought several years ago from Michaels about $12 (no longer available)

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I layered tape on it just as I did my corpse arm sconce and covered it with one layer of latex

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next step is to layer cotton and latex on to form "skin"....stay tuned......
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Re: Corpse Head

Post by adrian » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:37 am

this is already looking to be a huge success :) you're making me want to go and get some latex and start practising... next year i think latex will be my new project :)
Last night 'twas witching Hallowe'en
Dearest; an apple russet- brown
I pared, and thrice above my crown
Whirled the long skin; they watched in keen;
I flung it far; they laughed and cried me shame
Dearest, there lay the letter of your name!

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Re: Corpse Head

Post by Spookymufu » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:36 am

I gloped on the latex thick in some areas (where the white blops are) and today I will start with the latex/cotton skin layer
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Re: Corpse Head

Post by adrian » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:38 am

cool...

what do you mean latex/cotton? are you mixing them together?
i really do want to learn how to do this kind of stuff so i'm really excited about your next set of pictures ;)
Last night 'twas witching Hallowe'en
Dearest; an apple russet- brown
I pared, and thrice above my crown
Whirled the long skin; they watched in keen;
I flung it far; they laughed and cried me shame
Dearest, there lay the letter of your name!

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Re: Corpse Head

Post by Spookymufu » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:58 am

yes, you take cotton balls or cotton batting or any type of cotton and stretch it out, paint on some latex, lay the cotton in it then brush on more latex over the cotton, it makes a simulated skin.

heres an example
http://www.twistedvisions.org/2000/index05.html

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Re: Corpse Head

Post by adrian » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:04 am

oh ok i get it.. you said i can find latex at a hobby lobby didn't you?
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Dearest; an apple russet- brown
I pared, and thrice above my crown
Whirled the long skin; they watched in keen;
I flung it far; they laughed and cried me shame
Dearest, there lay the letter of your name!

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Re: Corpse Head

Post by Spookymufu » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:12 am

the latex I am using, yes, Hobby Lobby or Michaels, it's called Mold Builder liquid latex rubber. As with anything else, you can buy better latex for more money but this works for me so far....

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Re: Corpse Head

Post by adrian » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:17 am

ok cool.. and thanks for the image.. that will help a ton when shopping :) i'm excited about learning how to use this stuff.. i'm pretty creative so hopefull if i get good i can have some pretty B.A. decor :)
Last night 'twas witching Hallowe'en
Dearest; an apple russet- brown
I pared, and thrice above my crown
Whirled the long skin; they watched in keen;
I flung it far; they laughed and cried me shame
Dearest, there lay the letter of your name!

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Re: Corpse Head

Post by Spookymufu » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:25 am

adrian wrote:ok cool.. and thanks for the image.. that will help a ton when shopping :) i'm excited about learning how to use this stuff.. i'm pretty creative so hopefull if i get good i can have some pretty B.A. decor :)
same here
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Re: Corpse Head

Post by adrian » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:30 am

you've already shown you can make some pretty cool stuff :) and have given me some ideas :)
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Dearest; an apple russet- brown
I pared, and thrice above my crown
Whirled the long skin; they watched in keen;
I flung it far; they laughed and cried me shame
Dearest, there lay the letter of your name!

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Re: Corpse Head

Post by Spookymufu » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:41 pm

okay, I started adding the cotton/latex layer tonight and I think it looks pretty good.

Right now it looks like the mummy but remember the cotton and latex are white, it wont be white when it's all dont ;)

this is an over all look of the front.
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this one shows the ligament in the jaw area.
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this is showing the ligaments in the jaw and some low areas that hopefully will look like exposed bone area.
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this will be a large exposed bone area.
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this shows the exposed nose bone area and the gooey eye socket :)
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Re: Corpse Head

Post by NeverMore » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:02 am

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Oh great! Thanks a lot spooky... your subjectline has me thinking about the old Fish Heads song, but I keep replacing the main line with 'corpse head'.

"Corpse heads, corpse heads... eat them up, yum!"

Can't..... get it...... out...... of my...... head!!!!


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Re: Corpse Head

Post by adrian » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:05 am

hahahaha great stuff nevermore

and spooky... man your corpse head is starting to look SOOOOOO good!! you've honestly inspired me to try and work with latex now lol
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Dearest; an apple russet- brown
I pared, and thrice above my crown
Whirled the long skin; they watched in keen;
I flung it far; they laughed and cried me shame
Dearest, there lay the letter of your name!

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Re: Corpse Head

Post by Spookymufu » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:36 am

this took up about half the latex, I didnt think it would take as much as this but it did. If you plan on doing this make sure you get a few cheap 1 inch wide bristle brushes, dont use the foam brushes, the foam grabs and pulls the cotton and makes a big mess, the bristle brushes will coat the cotton.
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Re: Corpse Head

Post by Spookymufu » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:39 am

NeverMore wrote:.
Oh great! Thanks a lot spooky... your subjectline has me thinking about the old Fish Heads song, but I keep replacing the main line with 'corpse head'.

"Corpse heads, corpse heads... eat them up, yum!"

Can't..... get it...... out...... of my...... head!!!!
Fish Heads Fish Heads rolly polly Fish Heads, Fish Heads Fish Heads eat them up yummmmmmm.....

I have that song on cassett somewhere...or at least I did.
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