Trying to make a meat orb


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Hello, I'm currently working on producing a low budget movie with a friend of mine and we're hoping to include some practical effects. Specifically, we're attempting to create a meat orb that looks like it's covered in (preferably gross/hairy) human skin. We're also hoping to add some kind of mechanism to make it move up and down like it's breathing, but I'm not sure if we can pull it off. I've never done much practical effects, so I was wondering if you guys had any advice for how to go about this.

My initial plan was to coat a balloon in liquid latex, but this didn't really work all that well. My backup plan, should no other options arise, is two purchase two of these old man masks, cut off the scalps, and somehow glue them together. However, I'm not really sure how I'd even properly fuse them in a way that doesn't look strange. Could I use a lighter and melt the edges, then hold them together until they dry?

Any advice/ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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