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Lord Voldemort: Four by moleculo Lord Voldemort: Four by moleculo
This was my Halloween costume for 2011, a cosplay of Lord Voldemort of the Harry Potter franchise. *Photos adjusted for cropping and exposure only*

*This is NOT a mask*

Head to toe:

- A Glatzan bald cap applied using Michael Mosher's secret techniques. Buy his "New Bald Cap DVD", you won't be sorry.
- A self-made silicone facial prosthetic covering my brow, nose/cheeks, and upper lip. This was sculpted onto a very "special" lifecast of my face.
- A custom set of front teeth I sculpted and then cast out of dental acrylic.
- A self-made silicone chin/lower lip prosthetic.
- WB licensed Voldemort robe (the one that comes with the really awful mask).
- Cosmetic fingernails filed down with a Dremel and colored with Ben Nye charcoal and ash powders
- A custom version of Voldemort's wand made from Sculpey. Shout out to Alice for that one.
- The makeup was mostly done with Skin Illustrator palettes, but I used some cream makeup for close to the eyes.

I hope you enjoy!
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Darkdealer65 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
holy crap

that's so accurate, it's scary
ShaileeVajracharya Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
BadAssSpartaSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017   Writer
The best portrayal I have seen yet! The absence of the nose is amazing! They didn't even do that in the movies! Bravo!:D (Big Grin) 
MyLovelyJacksonForev Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow fantastic!
Calucifer13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
You scare me, man. If I saw you, I would sh*t my pants.
tom62810 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
il est vraiment spectaculaire !! bravo
Marcio3286 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Man, It's really hard to apply bald cap T.T I had an experience with bald cap some weeks ago, and It wasn't a disaster, but I spent almost 2 hours to apply. How long did it take to apply? 
TK2262 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
From one Voldemort to another, I just wanted to say I really love the effect you managed to create an appreciate just how hard it is to get that nose effect right!

Do you have any side profile pics?

Re breathing through the nose. I don't know how you have yours liked up with your own nostils, but I have a very fine channel in mine which gives me a degree of breathing ability through the nose should I need it (it depends on how well the prosthetic has been applied each time though on how well it lines up without causing a vacuum)

Would love to have a chat and compare notes.
I probably won't be on here much (have only just registered after years of meaning to!), but feel free to DM me or follow me on Twitter (TK2262) and we can have a chat via there.
SSTG Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ahh, you don't happen to have any visual WIP of how you made your nose prosthetic? its so beautifully done!
ravenlythrum Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible! This is the BEST Voldemort cos play I've ever seen!
shadowrazr Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Wow! That's amazing. What skin illustrator colors did you use? And would it work on olive skin?
moleculo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just the original Flesh Tone palette, mostly using "Rice Paper". With enough layering, I don't see why it wouldn't work on olive skin, but keep in mind that Skin Illustrator does not apply opaquely and is meant to blend with underlying skin tones and/or other colors.
shadowrazr Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Thank you, and again, awesome work!
SexiestJoker Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
CelticCari Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
omg. that. is. fckng. creepy. :wow:
BrittBrattStudios Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
dude it looks so good it looks just like him in the movie...  it is scary good...
Toxic-Muffins-Studio Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi, I'm trying to do a special mermaid look, with a nose that goes completely over my nose and seals the nose holes. Is there a way to do this using silicone with out the water breaking the glue and washing away the makeup?
moleculo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it would depend on a few key things: how long you'll be submerged in water, the quality of your edges/how well they're secured, the type of adhesive you use, and the type of makeup used. ProsAide adhesive is acrylic based and not water-soluble, but will still spoil when met with moisture over time. You would have to use alcohol activated makeup or seal cream makeup really well something intense like Green Marble (powder first). Be careful, though. The idea of covering your nostrils completely and going underwater makes me nervous. You'll have to resist the impulse to purge air through your nose. Make sure there are plenty of people present in case anything goes wrong.
Toxic-Muffins-Studio Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Currently when I go under I have to wear a nose clamp, which stops up my nose completely but it doesn't look good. This is for a mermaid costume, I've been working the idea over in my head but don't know anything about costume prognostics at all lol. I'll jot down what you've said and check up on those things. Pointing me in the right direction is a huge help <3 thanks
SocietyMember Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! This is a cosplay?!?!?!?
MicheSpade Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, this is... stunning, amazing, wow- Just- wow!
sherlymate Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
dude, this cosplay... is... mind-blowing..
its like... perfect!!
Persphonefallen Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow all I can say is wow.
LisaSchindler Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is the absolute best, most detailed and accurate cosplay I have ever come across. Really well done!
I would have loved to see the reactions you got on Halloween, lol. I bet they were epic!
acjub Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best Voldemort makeup I've ever seen!
EnchantingPurity Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Duuuude, this is perfect. O_O
Just a shame that you couldn't breathe through your nose. But seriously, I didn't think this was a costume, I thought it was a very well-made lifecast.....
littlebusybee Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow that's creepy good! It looks real!
harkins Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hahahah holy crap that is epic man
Malkeor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
damn this is GOOD!
nj-elvin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
were you only breathing from your mouth after this make-up done?
moleculo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. Another reason why the filmmakers used CG to track and remove his nose. A mouth-breathing Voldemort with nasally speech isn't very antagonistic.
Priasloth Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WTF man! where did you hide your nose?? jk, amazing!
Sooper-epic-fail Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Seriously thought it was the actual actor! Amazing job!
Torremitsu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Holy crap wow!!!
credechica4 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm just worried my nose is too pointed to make this for myself
moleculo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As I said to another commenter, it was quite necessary for me to flatten my nose before doing anything with the design. The filmmakers had the luxury of CG removal; I had to take a creative shot in the dark.
credechica4 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
how did you flatten your nose?
Shu-Maat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A true work of art, you left me speechless. Compliments for your incredible skills and attention to detail.
IloveCinnaandGale Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Are you like Ralph Fienne's twin or something? : O
snowyblackrose Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   General Artist
this is perfect! looks like you just stepped out of the film!!
SilentMelancholy27 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! OMG thsi is so cool! nice!
rei-no-heya Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
amazing. better than mine XD at least! hahaha
very well done!!
Zaxmon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How long did it take to apply
moleculo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A few hours.
Zaxmon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Any videos of it moving?
moleculo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, but there was no difficulty in articulating my jaw and carrying on conversations. It didn't look unnatural in a mirror, at least.
Zaxmon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you strap down your nose, or not?

I don't mean to be a bother, but I am thinking about doing my own version and I really am impressed by your work.
moleculo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, that's very kind. And yes, it was quite necessary to flatten my nose before doing anything with the design.
MonteyRoo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you did so awesome with your costume its so spot on its crazy <3!! kudos!!
ralziel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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