frankippolito I'm on a trading card!
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frankippolito Another effing rad night at #DragonCon! 13h

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frankippolito Whiskey drinkin', carpet wearin' #DragonCon mofo.
I had fun..... That I can remember.
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frankippolito These 3 were at the #faceoff panel last night!
I have one more panel tonight at 5:30 in the Hilton grand ballroom! Come hang out! I'm just waking up, so I'll be wandering around soon. Come find me! (Keep an eye on my twitter (@frankippolito) info about where I am.
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frankippolito DragonCon is rad. 2d

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frankippolito This is how I got to walk around #DragonCon in my underwear. 2d

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frankippolito Follow my #twitter @FrankIppolito if ya wanna track me down at #DragonCon! I'll keep ya updated as to what I'm wearing and where I'm hanging out! 3d

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frankippolito Small sampling of the parts for the 3 costumes I'll be getting into at #DragonCon this weekend! I'm at LAX airport right now, and get into Atlanta in the afternoon. Who's gonna be the first person to share a jack-n-coke with me? 3d
  •   lenperalta Can't wait to see you! Text me when you get here! 3d
  •   mazlayley We ain't found $?!# 3d
  •   obi_tom_kenobi Im surrounded by assholes 3d
  •   sorenzoprops Ah man, I hate this time of year. Seeing all the pics from D-Con really gets me down . Hopefully next year I'll get over, I'll get you a couple of Jacks for sure! 3d
  •   ieatnoise See you at the pulse 3d
  •   mrmlguel Looks like someone is going to be surrounded by assholes. 3d
  •   bphulsey I'll be there later today! 3d
  •   srshmstrs @frankippolito I'll be down there tomorrow and Sunday with 2 original costumes. I hope you get to see them! 3d

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frankippolito Achievement Unlocked: #DragonCon Carpet #cosplay. Second #AchievementUnlocked: sew my own clothes. (Thanks to the advise and guidance from @nknudsen0 ). Packing my bags and heading to Atlanta friday morning! Who's gonna be there? 4d

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frankippolito Cramming in another @immortalmasks mold before I leave for DragonCon this weekend! Who is gonna be there to have a drink-or-ten with me?

#fx #fxmakeup #spfx #makeup #mua #setlife #shoplife #gore #horror #blood #specialfx #specialeffects #makeupfx #zombie #creature #faceoff #moldmaking
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frankippolito Incase you haven't had enough Zoidberg lately, Tested.com just put up a huge library of all my pictures from the project, and quick links to all of the articles! Go check it out!
And again, thanks to @smoothon and @iwatamedea for making this project possible! #smoothon #iwata #zoidberg #drzoidberg
#fx #fxmakeup #spfx #makeup #mua #setlife #shoplife #gore #horror #blood #specialfx #specialeffects #makeupfx #zombie #creature #monster #faceoff #moldmaking
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frankippolito I totally forgot about this until last night. This was the one time I worked in a James Gunn film, it's from "Super" and I did this makeup with/for the amazing @mastersfx1! It's always fun being on set with Todd Masters.
#fx #fxmakeup #spfx #makeup #mua #setlife #shoplife #gore #horror #blood #specialfx #specialeffects #makeupfx #zombie #creature #faceoff #moldmaking #toddmasters #jamesgunn
I only did application on set for one day of pickups. But it was still cool.
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frankippolito Finished glassin this part last night. Had a little extra freeform air dough from doing the flange, so I put a little bit up near the registration bars. No real reason, other than to not waste a baseball-size worth of dough. All materials available from @smoothon Or their distributor @ramaterials
#fx #fxmakeup #spfx #makeup #mua #setlife #shoplife #gore #horror #blood #specialfx #specialeffects #makeupfx #zombie #creature #faceoff #moldmaking
Any questions?
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  •   michaelalucard Do you use smooth on for the surface coat ? I tend to stick to adtech @frankippolito 1w
  •   frankippolito @michaelalucard yup, Epoxacote grey works just fine and is wayyyyyy cheaper than adtech. Unless I was going to run foam in the mold, I wouldn't use it. Really, the only time I use adtech is for high-temp situations. 1w
  •   ashley_dragon124 Will you be planning to come to any future events in Phoenix? I'd love to come see your work @frankippolito 1w
  •   codyjohnsonvo I wish I was near places where people need models for this sort of thing. 1w

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frankippolito Throwing down a matrix mold, on stuff that I can't tell you about yet. But it's a nice mold, so I'll show ya these pics.
#fx #fxmakeup #spfx #makeup #mua #setlife #shoplife #gore #horror #blood #specialfx #specialeffects #makeupfx #zombie #creature #faceoff #moldmaking
What kind of projects would you want to see a how-to video from me about?
If you want to know more about matrix molds, check out my articles in tested.com, part 3 (I think) is matrix molds. They just put up my last installment of that series (number 12) so go check out the wrap-up and finishing article!!
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  •   vexfx That is one beautiful mold! So smooth and full of registration goodness. 2w
  •   doktor_a Very slick sir. 2w
  •   dirtymoosedesign How to mold a large dragon skull please... 2w
  •   ozwaldthegreat All I see... is Boba Fett. 2w
  •   maladroitmuse It's a dream of mine to learn mold making from you! Truly a master! 2w
  •   paratechtronics The mold itself is a work of art 2w
  •   techbuilder2175 That is one beautiful mold 2w
  •   zenomau i guess it will be a fiberglass mold jacket... 2w

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frankippolito Heading home early (it's only 6pm) to play #d3ros. Thanks Denisse at Blizzard for sendin it to me! Add my #gamertag frankierocket on Playstation. 2w

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frankippolito I'm workin on a bunch of stuff that I can't post, so here is some progress on one of my #DragonCon #costumes. It's feeling a bit Marriott-ie in here lately! Thanks to Natalie for helping me out on this!! #cosplay #marriottcarpet #dragoncon2014 2w
  •   officialmattimo Oh my god it's the camo costumes 2w
  •   volpinprops @z0mbait nope. I designed this file myself based on my photography of the Marriott. Technically, it's a replica. @satchmoe2014 never got sued, just a C&D. Legally I can't sell the pattern, and I haven't. Since it's not their actual file though, I can give it away freely. Similar legalities to cover bands/songs 2w
  •   sldixon That's one busy carpet. 2w
  •   actiprops That is slick! @volpinprops 2w
  •   satchmoe2014 @volpinprops I just remember reading about it a few weeks after dragoncon last year. I remember being bummed out because I thought the people cosplaying last year were great. I got a pic of then somewhere. 2w
  •   volpinprops @satchmoe2014 that's me and my friend bill. Expect many more this year 2w
  •   sugarbuzzed One of the best ideas of the year!!...well that and the guy who stayed in character as Bernie all weekend. :) 2w
  •   satchmoe2014 @volpinprops Lol I about stepped on one of yall last year. My friend had to point yall out to me. 2w

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frankippolito My pal @christopherleewarren's family owned an fx studio (called Fantasy 2 Fx) that did the stop motion for the first #Gremlins movie. He brought me this original mold which produced over 60 #stopmotion #puppets for that film, and asked me to generate a master casting out of it. I didn't want to risk damaging the surface detail and it only had a tiny injection port. So I went to Reynolds Advanced Materials to find something around a 40 durometer, with low viscosity and landed on Vytaflex 40 from @smoothon. I used their liquid wax ( ease release 2831) so I wouldn't clog any detail and a spritz of ease release 300. Came out near perfect first run (just a few tiny bubbles on the back)

#fx #fxmakeup #spfx #makeup #mua #setlife #shoplife #gore #horror #blood #specialfx #specialeffects #makeupfx #zombie #creature #faceoff #moldmaking #urethane
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frankippolito Welcome @thestuntrunt to Instagram everyone! He played both of our creatures in "Night of the Little Dead" (which you can find on YouTube) I first worked with him on Pirates of the Caribbean 2&3, and he's one of my favorite people on the planet! #fx #fxmakeup #spfx #makeup #mua #setlife #shoplife #gore #horror #blood #specialfx #specialeffects #makeupfx #zombie #creature #faceoff #moldmaking 3w

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frankippolito Not your ordinary workshop tables. I had the pleasure of spending most of today at Rick Baker's shop, going through some of the stuff that he's selling. I came out with a makeup station and mold shop table, among a bunch of other tools and equipment, but these 2 seem to mean the most to me. Between lab work and application, they will be 2 cornerstones of my expanding workshop! Cheers Rick, and thanks for letting me wanter your epic workshop! Now I just have to re-arrange mine! 3w

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