Liquid Latex Skin for Halloween

deniserichardsIf you’re the daring type and venture into alternative forms of Halloween costumes, then try a liquid latex for a more outspoken costume.  The liquid latex is painted over either a garment, such as nylons or a thin cloth, or directly on top a thin layering of petroleum jelly.  (The petroleum jelly is applied to the skin for protection and also prevents any body hair from being unpleasantly removed when the latex is removed.)

Once when all the liquid latex has been applied to the skin, use a hair dryer on a low setting to speed up the drying process.  If you find the liquid latex to be too sticky after it is dried,  then gently pat talc powder over the latex.  The talc powder will help to set the liquid latex and keep your skin from sticking to places.

Be mindful of creasing the liquid latex in your elbows, shoulders, knees, etc., the latex will roll and come undone.

When ready to remove the latex, slowly peel it off of your skin.  The more petroleum jelly you applied on your skin prior to the latex application will allow for an easier removal of the liquid latex.