Ever have one of “those” days? I have… and I just happened to have one on tv lol ugh.

With my Face Off foundation challenge, of course I was disappointed with myself and that I didn’t get a chance to sculpt and really show what I can do. However, it is what it is and I would not trade the experience for anything.

I had such a clear picture in my head of what I wanted to make. But The minute I opened that box and saw that bubbly, veiny, humongous prosthetic, I totally froze.

Instead of changing my concept to fit the boil. And despite knowing better. I tried to fit the boil to my idea and I cut the extremely thick foam… 

That was the beginning of a downward spiral.

I wasted so much time trying to glue and thin those edges. I was actually hopeful with the second required item, the loose hair. I planned to roll it in latex and make wispy tendrils on his head, but I ripped the bald cap (good grief). It went downhill fast after that. I got to the point where I knew I didn’t have time to save/restart/fix this thing. I ran out of time to even grab an airbrush to blend the base paint. And that fallback wig… egads that wig LOL!!

After I got home, I remade the Negative Being… as he should have been. I had to. He was so cool in my head and not one inch of what I was thinking showed up on the challenge – I was so upset with myself – I needed to make him for so many reasons.

Even though it didn’t go as I had hoped, I was absolutely thrilled, and honored to have been a part of Face Off. I do cherish every memory. I made some amazing friends and I learned so much. It ended up being the best failure I have ever had and I am actually happy with the way things played out.

  • Face: Foam Latex
  • Wisps: Synthetic Hair and Latex
  • Teeth: Semi Rigid Resin
  • Fabrics: Panne, Felt and 2 Pounds of Feathers
  • Makeup: Pax, Illustrator, Powders, Lip and Eye liners