In Marvel’s featurette on the visual effects that make Ghost Rider’s flaming skull, even Gabriel Luna seems aware of how hilarious this looks. On the other hand, it’s a practical effect that flickers just like real flames would, and reflects off the jacket properly. Being Ghost Rider isn’t all glamour, apparently.
There’s a lot that’s interesting in this three-minute clip, including the details that VFX supervisor Mark Kolpack has added. But mainly, we’re here for Luna with dots all over his face and LEDs attached to his head.