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Applying prosthetic pieces

 

Our gelatine pieces are sent in a plastic bag that has been lightly powdered to prevent the prosthetic/s sticking. The power should be gently wiped away before applying, using either a baby wipe or similar.

(Please note that our larger prosthetic pieces are sent out with a thin layer of gelatine around parts that fit over the mouth or eyes. This allows you to tear them so that they’ll fit the area you’re applying them to. All faces are different sizes so we prefer to send out the pieces like this)

Always perform a skin test before using adhesive. If the skin becomes red and/or itchy, the person may be allergic to the adhesive you are applying.

Removing the prosthetic 

Use either gelatine blender or warm soap and water to remove the prosthetic. Witch hazel also works quite well and there are a number of make-up removers on the market that can speed up the process. Isopropyl alcohol removes the AA colours and shaving foam also works quite well.

Larger prosthetic pieces, if carefully removed, can be reused, but you'll use the feathered edges however our smaller pieces are created for one time use only. Gelatine prosthetics can be remelted and recast if you have your own moulds.

Fake-Up Gelatine

Our gelatine is created using Vegatable Glycerine, Sorbitol, 300 Bloom Pork Gelatine, Acrylic colouring, Zinc Oxide and Flocking. All batches are tested

before being sent out to the customer to ensure they are skin safe, however gelatine may not be suitable for use by Vegans.

Silicone prosthetics

Most of our silicone prosthetics come with a silicone band that will help you adjust and fix the piece in place. Once applied, this can be removed

using 99% acetone. They are created using softened GEL 25, encapsulated in acetone based cap plastic, with pigment colouring and flocking. Apply the piece

using fake-up adhesive, pros-aide or similar. The feathered edges can then be melted away using 99% acetone. Silicone prosthetics can be

coloured using alcohol activated paints, silicone paints or cream paints.

We can also colour the piece for you at an additonal cost using silicone and alcohol activated paints. 

What's best for me?

A lot of this depends on your budget and what you intend to use the prosthetic for. Gelatine is the cheaper option, but will melt under strong heat and can be damaged if you're not careful with it. It does have the advantage that it can be melted down and remoulded. Silicone is more expensive, but much more hard wearing. It also looks slightly more realistic than gelatine when coloured correctly. Gelatine needs to be kept in a cool dry place or it may melt or absorb any moisture in the air.  If in doubt, contact us and we'll be happy to advise you.

Q&A

If you have any questions about our products or SFX make-up in general, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or on our facebook page.

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