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Madhaus32
06-26-2011, 04:55 PM
Hey everyone. I am looking for props that look like human skin that can be hung in a butcher's shop room. I have seen them before, but can't find them anywhere. Does anyone know who sells them, or of a tutorial that shows how to make
them?

Allen H
06-26-2011, 06:23 PM
I have made many of these because they really get a good reaction from people. I hung them on skin stretching in my troll area a few years back and I started making them for my Dante's infero house in...2002.
I will give you the non latex way first. then the way Ive done them with latex available.

I stand a piece of plywood up on its end so I have a verticle table.
I then staple clear or black bags (about 2 or 3mil) to the plywood in the rough shape of a person (If your hanging them upside down when finished then staple the arms above the head.
Wad up one bag for the head and six or seven for the torso. one bag for each arm and two for each leg. Just wad them into the rights silouette of a person.

Then with a heat gun on high hit the plastic, it will wither and shrivel and harden a bit (but still stay flexible). You will get very organic textures and will me able to melt the bags together to be one skin. With practice you can get fingers and even toes on your skin.

If you used a black bag then its often enough to just drybrush the skin with flesh colored latex house paint on the skin side and a blood colored (I like bear China red) latex house paint on the skin side.
A clear bag you would paint with the flesh then water down some brown paint and antique it. on the "inside" of the skin you can just use the red again and the clearness actually takes on a gristle type quality and looks really good.

You can add hair weave hair (I get mine at a beauty supply store for $.99) to the head with spray adhesive. Layer it the way hair falls start at the base of the head and work up layer by layer.
Then your done!

If you have access to latex then here is an alternate methood.
On a large piece of plexiglass, or mirror ,( Or a saranwrapped sheet of plywood) or any plastic really-
Use masking tape to make the outline of a person.
paint latex inside the tape , before it dries peel up the tape leaving a nice crisp edge, then let it dry. then do layer of latex and tissue paper over top of that. attempt to stay within the lines.
then let that dry.
then paint ith the flesh and peel and flip it when that dries. On the skin side I like to give it alot of nasty texture with clumpy latex and tissue paper whereas on the other side I try to keep it fairly smooth. Paint the insie red then dor hair and your done.
I hope this helped you out or inspired to try it yourself. Im sure there are tons of ways of doing them but the plastic works great for me and is super cheap.
Allen H

Madhaus32
06-26-2011, 07:09 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the info, Allen!

Allen H
06-26-2011, 10:37 PM
http://www.ghostride.com/search.html
I went to ghost ride and searched skin and a few came up.

So if you want someone elses effort thats an option,
Allen H

Gore Galore
06-27-2011, 05:51 PM
We also offer "Skinned Alives"
Human skin pulls from a mold.
http://www.gore-galore.com/corpses.php

And a significant discount for buying multiples. I am pretty sure we have some in stock.

And lots of other gore options.
http://www.gore-galore.com/misc.php

deathstaste
06-27-2011, 07:41 PM
this one might require a video I get how the latex version works but I'm having trouble grasping exactly what you are doing with the bag melting version.

Allen H
06-27-2011, 07:53 PM
I will do my best sir, LOL

deathstaste
06-29-2011, 03:59 PM
I just have to say you are awesome.

Allen H
06-29-2011, 08:13 PM
I just finished shooting the tutorial for the human pelt. Im editing it now and will have it up on you tube tonight. I have a youtube channel with a few tutorials on it and I will add one every wednesday. I have been very lax with it but I promised to get better.
anyway human skin pelt how to...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9ugZxO1YPs&feature=youtube_gdata

If you like my channel then please subscribe. More subscriptions means I can post longer and better quality videos. currently Im limited to 15min vids- not enough time for a good tutorial.
Thanks,
Allen H

paranormaltandt
03-06-2012, 12:52 AM
Sorry but I'm totally distracted by the sound of the cicadas. I love that sound! We don't have them where I live.


I just finished shooting the tutorial for the human pelt. Im editing it now and will have it up on you tube tonight. I have a youtube channel with a few tutorials on it and I will add one every wednesday. I have been very lax with it but I promised to get better.
anyway human skin pelt how to...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9ugZxO1YPs&feature=youtube_gdata

If you like my channel then please subscribe. More subscriptions means I can post longer and better quality videos. currently Im limited to 15min vids- not enough time for a good tutorial.
Thanks,
Allen H

paranormaltandt
03-06-2012, 01:05 AM
Still me here. This is fascinating! It's so neat to get into the minds of the people behind these attractions. I've been interested in the macabre since...as long as I can remember. Absolutely fascinating!


Sorry but I'm totally distracted by the sound of the cicadas. I love that sound! We don't have them where I live.