This is the cast of MTV's Teen Wolf.
And this is Tyler Posey, who plays Scott McCall.
But sometimes, Scott looks like this, which is much scarier.
Turning Posey into True Alpha Scott takes a lot of hard work, and this is the special effects team behind the transformation.
1. Posey uses prosthetic eyebrows, and in order to prevent them from pulling out his real eyebrows, they have to glue his own eyebrows to his face.
Posey, who was surprisingly well-versed in special effects makeup, admitted that he often asks a lot of questions, and genuinely finds the process interesting. "I really like to learn and know what they are doing to me," he said. "So I can report them if they are doing anything wrong."
He then went on to explain exactly why Porn was paying so much attention to his eyebrows. "We push the eyebrows down. We powder the eyebrows so that when you glue the [bandit mask (more on that later)] piece onto my face, my eyebrows don't stick to it, which could hurt," he said.
The glue used is called Telesis, and it's mixed with thinner so that it can be more easily brushed on.
"Also," Porn added, "it flattens the eyebrows down, so that we're not seeing them through the makeup."
"That's probably the real reason why," Posey laughed. "Because they don't care about how I feel."
Did I mention that Posey had just finished filming a rain scene and was only wearing boxers under the robe seen above?
2. Part of Posey's werewolf look includes something called a "bandit mask," which is a prosthetic that's formulated to have the same density as human skin.
3. To get the bandit mask to perfectly fit, they have to go through and painstakingly remove excess "skin" with brushes and Q-tips.
It's a process called "flashing," and the skin rolls off in long strands, like pieces of spaghetti, only fleshier.
4. When it's time to make the mask stay on, they use a glue that was originally developed for colostomy bags.
The glue is called Bondo, and it was originally developed to help people glue on their colostomy bags. Now, though, it's being used on Posey. When they dab it on with a sponge, it looks white, but it dries clear and gives the mask a texture that's similar to skin.
"If there's a piece of this edge that they took off, and it's almost like sticking up a little bit, or just doesn't look right against my skin, then they'll put this stuff on it, and then color it and give it texture," Posey explained. "It will look like skin, essentially."
He also said that getting the Bondo stippled on is the most relaxing part of the makeup process. "It's almost soothing. I don't know why. I don't know what it is about this Bondo," he said.
5. Posey's wolf ears are custom-made to fit only him, and they cover his entire ear.
Every wolf on the cast has his or her own ears created from a plaster mold. And ears aren't the only body part the special effects makeup team is making casts of.
"They do that for my mouth and my teeth. They do that for my face, my arms, my chest, my ears, my hands, my wiener," Posey laughed. "Just making sure you're listening."
"I think we go through ears more than any other type of prosthetic on the show," he continued. "They get really dirty. They get a little torn up, because they're just stuck to my head. Sometimes, especially when someone's doing my hair, they just kind of don't notice the ears. I'm like, 'Yo. Watch the ears.' They'll kind of bump the ears every now and then, which is annoying. Plus, sometimes I'll have to wear motorcycle helmets on top of my ears."
6. "Cape time," as Posey dubbed it, is a very important part of the makeup process...
7. Because it means the airbrushing is about to begin. In order to make Posey's wolf mask look real, imperfections like freckles and splotches are airbrushed on. (Werewolves, they're just like us!)
With the help of an airbrush machine, Porn mixes together a paint called Life Blush to perfectly match Posey's skin tone. The color has to be mixed just so to match the skin of whoever's in the chair. The process, much like painting, is all about attention to detail.
"It's all mixed with alcohol so it's very fume-y, so I sometimes have to hold my breath and close my eyes when they are doing it," Posey said. "Sometimes, my skin color fluctuates with the seasons, and how much I'm in the sun. Usually, they try to get the [bandit mask] to match my face. Sometimes they can't, but right now, it's a pretty close match, so they won't have to do much while they are trying to color tone it."
8. All of the hair on Posey's face is fake.
9. And the hardest part of Gallaher and Porn's job is lining up the hairpieces.
The sideburns have to match up perfectly on both sides, which means while they're being measured, Posey has to try to remain as still as possible. It isn't until both pieces are lined up, attached to his face with Super Baldiez glue, and dried with a blow-dryer that the team knows if they actually are the right height.
While BuzzFeed was in the trailer, the sideburns didn't quite match up.
"They put the piece on a little too low, and have to remove it," Posey explained. Then he turned to Erik. "If you leave the dryer on their face too long, it starts to burn."
"I know," Porn said, apologetically. "I just did that."
10. Posey's claws aren't nearly as sharp as they look.
11. Wearing Alpha fangs is kind of like wearing braces.
“These are actually new teeth," Posey said. "I have wisdom teeth, and my teeth shift a lot, so I have to get new teeth molds every now and then. So these are brand-new teeth, and they’re so comfortable. And they’re actually a little more vicious. They just pop right in. They’re like retainers almost.”