StageFrights are a unique type of mask that have been used by the Hollywood makeup FX industry to turn actors into realistic creatures. This type of professional grade foam latex appliance is now available to the public. StageFrights foam latex prosthetics are great for a unique Halloween costume, realisitic stage effects, live action roll playing, independent film costuming or just for playing around.
How foam latex prosthetic appliances work
Foam latex prosthetic masks are made of a soft spongy latex material that closely imitates the look and feel of skin. The piece is adhered or "glued" directly to the skin. It is then blended in and colored with makeup. The piece will move with your movements bringing your character to life.
Item Number: HDCX102
Includes: One foam latex appliance
Not Included: Makeup, hair, blood, adhesive.
Additional Notes: Things you will need:
-Cosmetic grade adhesive: Spirit Gum, Pros Aid, Latex Adhesive, Prosthetic Adhesive etc. – To “glue” piece on
-Adhesive remover: remover specific to your chosen adhesive, removers are not universal – To remove adhesive
-Makeup: 2 or more colors suggested. Any type will do (read makeup considerations below) – To give color to your character
-Makeup Remover: remover specific to your chosen makeup, removers are not universal – To remove makeup from your face
-Adhesive and Makeup applicators: foam sponges, makeup brushes, cotton swabs etc. – For applying adhesive and makeup
-Liquid Latex – For blending edges
Stipple Sponge – For adding makeup texture
-Setting Powder (read makeup considerations below) – To dry and seal oil based makeup
Powder Puff – To apply setting powder (only if you are going to use setting powder)
-Castor Sealer or Barrier Spray sealer (read makeup considerations below) – To seal the mask before makeup
-A friend to help – Very helpful, but not required
How to apply the mask:
This mask is designed to be adhered or “glued” to your face. This creates the unique effect of moving with your expressions and giving the illusion that you have become your character.
1. Decide if you are going to put makeup on the piece before or after applying it to your face then proceed accordingly (see back side*).
2. Wash or clean skin with soap and water or other skin cleanser. Skin oils can affect adhesion.
3. Hold the prosthetic up to your face to get a feel for placement. If the piece came with a closed mouth, you will need to cut it open.
4. Apply adhesive to the wearer’s skin and to the back of the appliance according to the instructions supplied with your chosen adhesive.
5. Once the adhesive is tacky, align the prosthetic to the subject’s face. Press the piece onto the subjects face.
6. Blend edges with Liquid Latex (optional).
Material: Foam latex
Material and Care: Warning: contains Latex. A significant portion of the population experiences sensitivity or allergic reactions to latex and other makeup products used to apply this prosthetic.
Store your piece in a cool, dark, dry place. Direct sunlight, extreme heat, and moisture can damage the appliance over time.