The Joker in the film 'The Dark Knight' is one of the most memorable screen villains of all time. His unique facial scarring and bizzare makeup have become very popular to replicate by fans of the film.
Using Skin Tite, these scars can be reproduced easily. While Skin Tite can be used to create these scars directly on the skin, the following is a technique illustrating how to make a rigid mold to create multiple prosthetic castings using Smooth Cast 300 and Skin Tite silicone.
You can also use the same resin mold for casting Dragon Skin or Ecoflex 00-30 silicone to make the scar appliances.
The makeup used in this demonstration is very inexpensive 'Halloween' style makeup, distressed to give a chaotic, weathered look to the performer.
1 - The scar sculptures are created on a melamine board using a non-sulfur modeling clay.
2 - Care is taken to sculpt tapered edges on the scars.
3 - A paper container is cut in half.
4 - The container is placed around the scars and hot glued to the melamine board.
5 - Vinyl gloves are worn when handling materials.
6 - Ease Release 200 is applied to the mold container and scar sculpts.
7 - The mix ratio of Smooth Cast 300 is 1A:1B by volume.
8 - The Smooth Cast 300 part A is added to the part B in the mixing container.
9 - The part A and part B are mixed thoroughly for 90 seconds.
10 - The mixed Smooth Cast 300 is poured over the scar sculpts.
11 - After a few minutes the material begins to cure.
12 - The mold is removed from the board.
13 - The paper container is removed from the mold.
14 - Any clay residue is removed using isopropyl alcohol.
15 - Tools and materials are assembled for casting the silicone scars.
16 - Ease Release 200 is applied to the resin mold.
17 - Skin Tite part A is measured.
18 - An equal amount of Skin Tite part B is measured.
19 - A small amount of Silc-Pig flesh pigment is added to the Skin Tite part B.
20 - The pigment is mixed into the Skin Tite part B.
21 - The Skin Tite part B and part A are combined.
22 - The material is thoroughly mixed for 30 seconds.
23 - The Skin Tite mixture is spread into the mold cavities.
24 - Excess material is removed by scraping a wooden stick over the surface.
25 - The powder is brushed over the pieces to remove them from the mold.
26 - The finished pieces have very thin edges, and are very soft.
27 - Tools and materials are assembled for applying the silicone scars.
28 - A scar is placed on the face and powder is applied.
29 - The powder leaves an outine, showing where to apply adhesive.
30 - The remaining scars are held in place and powdered to created outlines as well.
31 - Equal amounts of Skin Tite parts A and B are measured.
32 - The Skin Tite part A is combined with the part B.
33 - The Skin Tite silicone is mixed thoroughly for 30 seconds.
34 - A small amount of Skin Tite is applied to the skin in the first facial scar area.
35 - A small amount of Skin Tite is applied to the chin scar area.
36 - Skin Tite is also applied to the final facial scar area.
37 - After the Skin Tite becomes tacky, the first facial scar is applied.
38 - The scar for the chin is placed gently on the tacky Skin Tite.
39 - The final facial scar is applied as well.
40 - A small amount of Skin Tite is mixed and applied to the scars to blend the edges.
41 - This blending technique is repeated on all of the scar appliance edges.
42 - The pieces are lightly powdered to set them and remove the tackiness of the Skin Tite.
43 - A white cream makeup is applied to the entire face.
44 - Black cream makeup is gently applied to the eyes and smeared for a distressed look.
45 - The lips and scars are painted with a red cream makeup.
46 - A wet sponge is gently wiped over the makeup to further distress the surface.
47 - The edges of the scars blend into the surrounding skin.
48 - The flexible Skin Tite scars bend and move with every expression.