Spiny Lobster Man

This piece was designed and applied for the World Bodypainting Festival's special makeup effects category in Austria. It was applied on my husband. The sculpt was cut and floated off the lifecast so that it could be broken into 8 separate pieces. All pieces were run in foam latex and pre-painted, some being laid with hair before application. The dreads are made of felted wool and stiffened with rabbit skin glue. Wool locks were laid in between appliances to create the layering effect of the spiny lobster's shell. Body paint completed the makeup around eyes, mouth and neck to blend appliances into skin..
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