Cripes - I just tried to post this and my computer froze. Hoping this won’t result in two threads. Apologies if it does.
Let me preface this by saying I am not a psycho-killer skin fetishist - just doing research for a novel. Honestly!
Now, the questions:
Suppose I had a human corpse lying around, and I wanted to use the skin to make a stuffed trophy. How feasable would it be to make a realistic one? I know I’d need an armature to stretch the hide over, and so forth - that’s not what concerns me. My real question concerns how well the skin would come out…
Taxidermy seems to work pretty well on furry and feathery animals, and their hides can end up looking quite lifelike. But what about human skin? Would it look all pickled and gross after being tanned, and if so, could that be remedied with make-up?
In short, could I have Grandma stuffed, and prop her up in the living room looking as bright and sunny and non-dead as ever? Specific how-to info would be helpful.