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Makeup Design: Bald Caps | by vancouverfilmschool
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Makeup Design: Bald Caps

Pirates, aliens, vampires, and zombies all use bald caps. So do burn victims, chemotherapy patients, skinheads, and soldiers. In films, bald caps are used far more often than people realize. They can be made of plastic, rubber, or foam latex, and are frequently applied on background performers, stunt people, and photo doubles. More often than not – they are also invisible to the audience…if done well. Film and makeup unions therefore place a great degree of emphasis on an applicant’s successful bald cap application.


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Taken on May 27, 2009