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I've been thinking about your predicament, and of course masks leap to mind.
I think you could save some steps by covering the heads with saran wrap,
building features on them with clay, slathering the whole thing with
vaseline, then creating paper mache masks which would pop right off when
dry. If you wanted full heads in paper mache, you would really only have to
slice them open up the back of the neck to the crown, then tape closed, then
Since these are wig blocks, don't forget to add wigs to the finished pieces
-- you'll be surprized how many people have something tucked away from their
parents prom days. And if not, that long synthetic braid hair is only $1.00
a pack at beauty supply houses. Once again a tip from Joe -- when you're
using that hair, blend several colors together to get more natural shades --
the pure black is so corny, don't you think???
You can also use this cheap hair to lay moustaches, sideburns, and beards.
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Staunton, Virginia 24401