“It sounds great, but we don’t have enough time.”
You’ve heard those words before. You’re an artist. You’ve been there. You know how terribly frustrating it is to have an incredible visual concept that you simply cannot fulfill because there isn’t enough time in the production schedule.
Bondo pieces speed up the process, but they are quite thick and limited in size and color, so you have to be careful where you put them if you want them to move naturally. It takes quite a bit of time and artistry to get them looking good. They are also rather sticky and tend to collect dirt around the edges.
Custom prosthetics are incredibly realistic, but many productions don’t have the time—or budget—to create life casts.
These solutions served the two extremes, but in between was a huge number of productions that had to settle for much, much less than what they wanted. After six years of testing and development, I finally had a system that could achieve a high-end custom look quickly, without having to life cast. It’s called Out of Kit.
It’s amazingly simple: the peel-and-stick appliance goes on like a Band-Aid, then all you have to do is blend the edges. With the attached adhesive, it couldn’t be easier. There is nothing to mix, no fumed silicates to avoid inhaling. If want to achieve a more complex design, you can layer pieces as desired and blend the pieces together.
With only half the thickness of Bondo appliances, Out of Kit pieces are very flexible and move naturally. Out of Kit pieces aren’t limited to size and our turnaround time for producing custom pieces is much faster. You can also remove them more easily and you won’t see a ring of dirt building up around the edges of our pieces.
With Out of Kit, there are no limits to the types of effects that you can create. You can layer pieces and blend them together to create any effect that you like. If you don’t see what you like among the hundreds of pieces in our catalog, please contact us directly to discuss your needs. For an additional fee, we can color match our pieces to any actor, or provide two or three different colors in a single piece.
I created Out of Kit to open a world of possibilities that simply didn’t exist before. With Out of Kit in your make up arsenal, you can anticipate production needs instead of just reacting to them.
My team and I would love to hear about your experiences with Out of Kit. Post pictures of how you’ve used it, ask questions, give us your comments and connect with us on social media: Facebook Instagram or contact us here.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with!