What on earth is Alginate and where can I get it

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  1. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    For halloween I was thinking about being one of the Geico cavemen and on this site I was looking at they talk about materials for making a mold of ones face. Does anyone know where you could get these supplies locally or would you have to get these online or know of any sites you could get them


    For lifecast:
    Alginate (?)
    plaster bandages (?)
    plaster
    petroleum jelly
    bald cap
    drinking straws
    another person

    For sculpture:
    modeling clay (?)
    miscellaneous utensils
    orange
    more plaster

    For mask:
    liquid latex (?)
    wig
    spirit gum (?)
    makeup
    scissors
     
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    Algenate is the green stuff dentists use to make moulds of your teeth. It's used by prosthetic FX makers to make casts of limbs, faces, and so on.
    I don't know where you'd get it over there, but it should be pretty easy to find.
     

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