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Creating a Santa Claus Make up Appliance using Ecoflex Silicone
Roberto Mostronni is Italy’s foremost authority on materials for creating movie creature special effects, skin effects, etc. With an array of impressive films to his credit, Mr. Mostronni is an expert in mold making, casting and materials. He is a renowned teacher of sculpture and art at the University of Milan. Mr. Mostronni recently demonstrated his skills at a trade show in Milan. Using Ecoflex silicone rubber, Skin Tite silicone appliance builder, Silc Pig silicone and other products, he quickly transformed a 20 year old female model into “Santa Claus’.
 The model’s skin is prepared and pre-made silicone appliances are test fitted.

The model’s skin is prepared and pre-made silicone appliances are test fitted.
 Silicone nose and ear appliances are applied.

Silicone nose and ear appliances are applied.
 A pre-made Ecoflex Gel® forehead appliance is sized and test fitted with excess being trimmed away.

A pre-made Ecoflex Gel® forehead appliance is sized and test fitted with excess being trimmed away.
 Make up is applied to match skin tone.

Make up is applied to match skin tone.
 The beard and eyebrows are positioned and secured.

The beard and eyebrows are positioned and secured.
 The beard and eyebrows are positioned and secured.

The beard and eyebrows are positioned and secured.
 Wig is positioned and secured.  More makeup is applied to refine minute details like wrinkles.

Wig is positioned and secured. More makeup is applied to refine minute details like wrinkles.
 Creation is complete.  In minutes, the 20 year old model was transformed into an aged Santa Clause character.

Creation is complete. In minutes, the 20 year old model was transformed into an aged Santa Clause character.
 Creation is complete.  In minutes, the 20 year old model was transformed into an aged Santa Clause character.

Creation is complete. In minutes, the 20 year old model was transformed into an aged Santa Clause character.

                   
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