A whole host of readily available fillers may be used to achieve a wide variety of special effects.

  • Alfalfa Seeds
  • Bran
  • Cornmeal
  • Cotton fiber
  • Oatmeal
  • Puffed Rice Cereal (such as Rice Crispies)
  • Tissue paper
  • Wheat germ

Any products considered for use in Special effects makeup should be nontoxic, and shelf stable. In general, for such effects, the products are combined in various techniques with liquid latex, gelatin or old-age stipple.