Creating a Bald Cap - A Free Demonstration

Manufacture and apply your own custom bald cap with Australia's leading Cinemagraphic Makeup Academy
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (93 ratings)
2,973 students
35min of on-demand video

Creating a Bald Cap
Making a Head Template
Creating Bondo
Applying the Bald Cap
Painting the Bald Cap
Removing the Bald Cap
Special Effects Makeup
Cinemagraphic Makeup
Movie Makeup


  • No course requirements or prerequisites


This is a free course covering the manufacturing of a custom made bald cap.

Shannon McKean, makeup artist and trainer at the Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup, will guide you with tips and tricks from her 30 years of experience in the industry.  Watch and learn how to make a head template, manufacturing the bald cap, preparing your model, applying the bald cap, painting the bald cap and removing the bald cap. This course is ideal for anybody interested in special effects makeup.

For more detailed information on the application process, please refer to our Udemy page and the "Creating a Bald Cap" course.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners wanting to pursue a career in the special effects makeup industry
  • Anybody interested in special effects makeup
  • Makeup artists wanting to learn new techniques
  • Photographers and videographers wanting to upskill
  • Cosplayers who want to take their cosplay to the next level
  • Performing arts lovers


AACM - The Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup
AACM The Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 346 Reviews
  • 4,003 Students
  • 4 Courses

The roots of The Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup go back over 20 years when passionate makeup artists and educators came together to create a unique training institution.

Since opening out doors in 2009, we have established ourselves as one of the leading private academies, with a focus on educating students in the craft of special effects makeup to succeed in the exciting and fast-moving film and television makeup industry.

At AACM, we pride ourselves on our high standards and quality education.

We not only focus on the needs of our industry for highly skilled and specialised makeup artists, but also support all our students on their journey to a successful career.

Our staff and trainers are incredibly passionate about the makeup industry and have worked on high-profile films and projects. It is with this background and their enthusiasm for the industry that they can now pass their knowledge on to our students.

AACM graduates are highly recommended and sourced, and have gone on to have successful careers in TV, blockbuster movies, independent short films, cosmetics, prosthetic workshops, art departments, beauty blogging and as Instagram makeup artists!

Our Vision: To make specialised quality education for the Special Effects Makeup Industry affordable and worthwhile, supporting students and helping them get one step closer to their life’s purpose

Our Mission: To become the leading education provider for the Special Effects Makeup Industry, providing first-class education services to our students. For our students, our mission is to discover their true potential and ability, providing our graduates with the right opportunities for successful career outcomes.

Our Values:

Empower students, staff and our partners. To motivate, coach and mentor.

Share our experience, knowledge, and resources. To succeed as a team.

Respect each other and each other’s work. To celebrate collaboration.

Innovate through creativity and visionary thinking. To break boundaries.

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