Latex masks can be a great way to add to your film. They work great as monsters, or secondary creatures. They also work as stationary objects, like a head on a stake for example, or a trophy. They are pretty easy to make and pretty cheap.
They do take some sculpting skill. They also take some skill and special materials. You will have to purchase liquid slush mask latex, probably online. You will need sculpting clay, and plaster for the mold. I will go over them several times on this blog. If you need a stray goblin to show up on screen for a few shots, then a latex mask is perfect for that. Make a mask, throw it on your actor’s head, you have a great creature or character without makeup.
This is a demon creature sculpt I did.
I molded it, which I have no photos of, and then cast it in slush latex. Once the latex was dry, I pulled this out.
I added the teeth later to make molding easier.
I think for this mask, the teeth are hardened fimo, glued in with latex.
This is the finished mask. The eyes are painted on, then covered with two part epoxy to make them shiny. The actor can not see through this mask.
It would look great on a trophy wall. I have never even worn this. I just made it one day to have something to do. It would be a great trophy in the hero hunter’s room.
Latex can be used for some amazing stuff. You might want to consider learning how to work with this great medium.
Go ahead, make a mess, make a mask, have some fun.