I wanted to share my first attempt ever at sculpting and applying prosthetics. I sculpted his nose from some black and white reference photos of Geoffrey Rush's lifecast. I made it with gelatin nose along with a ProsAide transfer scar. I bit the bullet and ordered some Telesis 8F for the nose. It held really well throughout the day, although I did have to push on it in places every so often. I used alcohol-activated makeup (another first). I made a dozen noses and scars and practiced every day for a week before the convention. The nose was very difficult to put on by myself with the flashing attached so after prepping it and right before application, I gently pulled it off. It was much easier after that. The PT scar was a piece of cake… fun to make and easy to apply, but a bear to remove. I had a very red nose and cheek by the end of the practice week.
The makeup was a nightmare. I am new to makeup in general and have been using cream to powder for anything I added to my cosplays. Working with the alcohol paint required patience and a lot of experimentation in layering. It took all week to figure it out to the point of being presentable. Anyway, I was able to get it to look acceptable… at least from a distance. I do want to acknowledge both Rob Burman’s Prosthetic Makeup Basics - Gelatin Facial Appliances and Christien Tinsley’s How to Make Prosthetic Transfers - Makeup Effects Innovation tutorials. I followed them to the letter and it made my project so much easier. I could not have done this without them. Thank you Stan Winston School! I am working on a famous wizard’s nose now. This is so much fun!