Need a makeup shop in L.A.

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by TK-6790, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. TK-6790

    TK-6790 New Member

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    I need to find a professional make up shop in the Los Angeles area. I need to get a life cast made of my head and cannot do it all by myself. I am willing to pay for a professionally made one.
     
  2. Doh!

    Doh! New Member

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    Try Cinema Secrets in Burbank. They do a great Halloween business and might be able to do one for you -- or recommend a place.

    http://store.cinemasecretsonline.com/index.html
     
  3. TK-6790

    TK-6790 New Member

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    Thanks. I will check them out.
     
  4. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    there was a board member here that was in L.A. that was doing this for members that lived close or something to that effect from what I recall.

    Maybe he will see this and post.
     
  5. Tim Allen

    Tim Allen Sr Member

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    I had a life cast done of my face a few days ago on my local college. Took about a half and hours to do. All done w/ plaster. Kind of scary but well worth it
     
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  7. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    NEVER do a facecast with any kind of plaster..

    Anyone who uses that old process doesn't know how to do it correctly or safely.

    I know of too many stories of Artists making Facecasts with various kinds of Plaster and the subject getting molded
    has their face stuck in the Plaster which later had to be chiseled or chipped off very carefully & painfully..

    I've been doing Lifecasts for 18+ years (well over 100 of them) and we use Alginate and Plaster Bandages,
    or a new process using Skin-Safe Molding Silicone which I've even had done on my own face.

    Even if you are trying to save some money, getting a Lifecast
    done by a Professional is well worth the money.

     
  8. Tim Allen

    Tim Allen Sr Member

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    Well thats why we lubed my entire face up w/ vasoline. Thick layers of it so the plaster does not stick, also you pop the plaster off ur face before it gets really hard and completely set's up. Yes it can be dangerout and i DO NOT recommend doing this unless the person doing has experience but the plaster is not dangerous at all if its done corretly.
     

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