This mask is definitely my favorite that I have made so far. By leagues. It was an amazing challenge to make something like this. This mask took about a week and a half in my free time to accomplish, whereas my other masks have taken an hour or even a day to do.
Here is the front view of the mask. Since I decided to make a Scarecrow costume that was older, much older, in style and in structure, I went for the plague mask look. For those of you not familiar with the plague mask, I highly recommend researching its history. It is very fascinating history, indeed.
Since it was also supposed to be a Scarecrow mask, I made visible stitches down the forehead and the beak.
Here is a closeup of the stitches. The wet, sinew look is Monkee resin. The last second, I decided to add that along the stitches, and I don’t regret that decision at all.
The canisters! Someome had given me their old respirator with the cans looking exactly like this, so I didn’t have to age to alter them at all. They also can still unscrew from the mask as well.
So there you have it. My first leather plague mask! I had such a blast making this piece, and it is only just starting on my leather making, forming, sewing, and idea escapade
What an amazing and satisfying project this was! This costume project was such a blast to create, dwell upon, draft, and execute in the period of my spare time of a month. And I am definitely grateful that I have started this project when I did, so that I may be as intricate as I wanted. I think it paid off.
So this is the costume in its entirety. I was Scarecrow from the DC game Arkham Asylum, but made it into more of a Victorian style costume. So tht is why the mask is more of a plague mask.
The Comikaze convention that I attended was a blast. I enjoyed having my picture taken, being interviewed, and, of course, meeting a lot of really awesome and wonderful people along the way. I already have so many ideas for my next intricate costume!
Over the next few days, I will post closer images of the leather props that I created for this.
What a fun commission this was! And just in time for Halloween next week, which has always been my favorite holiday.
For this shirt, I actually brought down my serger to make this guy, which has been great, since I have barely used the thing. But thankfully, that simple act had greatly encouraged me for more projects in the future. I have quite a bit of fabric, patterns, and ideas to tinker with. I fear I won’t have any free any time soon.
Speaking of Halloween, my costume has been coming together wonderfully for that date, as well as Comikaze this year. Those pictures will be coming soon!