Keeping your eyes open during a life-casting of your face is probably impossible and in any case is certainly a very bad idea. So life-cast heads always have closed eyes. YouTuber brickintheyard, affiliated with BITY Mold Supply, has provided a great video tutorial on how to sculpt those eyes back open.

Make: Halloween Contest 2009

Microchip Technology Inc. and MAKE have teamed up to present to you the Make: Halloween Contest 2009! Show us your embedded microcontroller Halloween projects and you could be chosen as a winner.

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • Eric

    Bad idea? Well, there are special ocular-grade alginates used for taking casts of eyeballs for scleral contact lenses. Use that in combination with the regular grad alginate.