Victorian Scarecrow Pt 2

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Victorian Scarecrow, Pt 1

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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.

Newly Sewn Halloween Shirt!

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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.

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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!