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Space Monkeys May Discount Code

blog discountThis year seems to be whizzing by and As May has two Bank Holidays we thought we’d give you a little treat.

Just enter the code at the checkout and make some May savings on your next order.

This code can be used throughout the month of May 🙂


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Woochie Pro Skull Foam Prosthetics

Every Company thinks they have the best customers but we think we really do!

It’s always great to see what our customers create with our products and we always like to show off their great work.

clive prosthetic skull

This picture was sent in to us by Clive who heads up the “The Skeleton Crew” as “Captain Black Skull Turner” for The Pirate Festival held every year in Hastings.

Not only does Clive look amazing but the festival holds the World Record for the most amount of Pirates in one place which we think is a great achievement.

We will definitely be heading to Hastings on the 26th July to see Captain Black Skull Turner and to see if that World record can be broken this year.

Clive created his character using our Woochie Pro Skull Full Face Foam Prosthetic and we think he did a great job.

If you are looking for a great day out this summer check out the Pirate Festival in Hastings and don’t forget if you need some Prosthetics, Teeth and Makeup to create your next character head over to our website and check out our range.


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Having fun with Tinsley Transfers Temporary Tattoos

One of our favourite things to do is spend some time having fun playing with Tinsley Transfers Temporary Tattoos.

Here is what we got up to yesterday with some Vintage and Pinup Tattoos.

sweet sour pinup tattoo

We love how old school and cool the Sweet & Sour Devils look and the 1950’s Pinup is one of our most realistic tattoos.

map tattoo gypsy tattoo

The Pirate map tattoo is part of our Buccaneer Pirate Tattoo Kit which is a great way of putting together a themed look and the Gypsy Vintage tattoo is another great old school style tattoo.

Hope you like them and if you have any of our tattoos or any products don’t forget to send us your pictures of you wearing them : )


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Getting to grips with FX Wound Tattoos

Sometimes it great to just grab a few tattoos and see what you can come up with!

I like the idea of using some cut and slash FX Wound Tattoos to write words and create quite extreme skin carvings. I love the fact that you can create such dramatic effects with such a simple product!

I remember it wasn’t that long ago that to create such an effect would involve messy sticky wax to start followed by sealing that and then making sure everything is blended and that’s before you even start colouring it!

So step 1 was to think of what I wanted to write and then start cutting out different cut and slash FX Wound Tattoos to use. I find it looks more realistic of you use different width and shape wounds.

The words Save Me written in FX Wound Tattoos

The words Save Me written in FX Wound Tattoos

The next step was very important indeed….I needed to borrow a leg to put the wounds on! this was an integral part of the process. Leg borrowed and wound tattoos cut the next step is to apply them!

So here is what I came up with! “SAVE ME” written in cuts and slashes with no mess or fiddley products needed! Just the wound tattoo sheets and some water.

I think it looks good as it is and pretty realistic but I wanted to give it that little extra something and make it look a little fresher and add a bit of gore.

Now I could have pulled out all manner of blood products that are readily available on the market today but in keeping with this little project being completely mess free and using minimal products I thought I go for something a little different and instead of using a blood product I’d just use a couple of different colours from my alcohol activated make-up palette. That way I get the look I want but the whole thing is waterproof and non sticky.

alcohol activated makeup applied to look like blood

alcohol activated makeup applied to look like blood

This is the finished look with the added makeup smudged on to give that look of blood and I think it just looks a bit more sore.

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy bit of makeup and if you are interested in any of our Temporary Tattoos including the wounds you can check them out on the site here http://www.spacemonkeys.co.uk/categories.asp?category=24

If you have any questions please put them in the comments below

 


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A Quick review of using 3d Prosthetic Transfers

3D Fx Transfers by Tinsley Transfers are a very cool looking new prosthetic transfer product that certainly looks the part.

These are latex free and need no glue to apply, like a normal Temporary Tattoo Transfer you use water to apply them so that is already cutting down on the additional products needed which is a bonus.

There are quite a few videos online and these are absolutely brilliant as they take you through the whole process from opening the packaging to applying the transfers and they even have a few good tips on colouring them. You can see the videos here

Right lest to grips with these transfers….. After opening the packaging there is a small amount of prep needed but it’s very straight forward. Then it’s just a case of cutting out the transfers you want to use.

fx transfers cut out

transfers cut out and ready to go

Now the next trick is remembering the shape of the transfer you are using as when you put it on the skin it will be face down and you will just be looking at the back of the transfer. A great little tip for this is to draw the shape of the cut or wound on the back of the transfer so you have a good idea of the shape and you can place it exactly where you want it to go.

fx transfers drawn on

flip the transfers over and mark out the shape of the wounds

Now you just apply them like you would a normal Transfer Tattoo. When you have picked the place you want your wound to be you peel off the transparent cover and push the transfer onto the skin. Next you soak the backing of the transfer with water and apply a little bit of pressure. There is no rush for this next bit, just keep the transfer quite wet for approx 30 seconds or so and then peel the backing away leaving the transfer on the skin.

3d transfers slashes

Cheek and neck slashes applied

3d transfers bite

cheek bite applied

Now you just need to powder the wounds with some transparent powder and then apply a little sealer over the top and you you’re ready to add makeup or blood if needed. We were going for a fresh zombie look so we went a bit crazy with the blood and added some white mesh contact lenses that give a really good dead eye look.

 

kel zombie mcD worker - Halloween 2012finished zombie look1

I think overal these transfers are fantastic to work with! There is no mess, no additional products needed and you can use any type of makeup over the top of them. The Instructions included on the pack are good and easy to understand but as I said earlier the videos online are really good to have on hand.

There is a quite a good range of 3D FX Transfers out at the moment and they come in Small and Medium sizes. If youd like to see the ranges you can find them here