Spooktre mask finished! I have like no other part of the cosplay though so haha. Anyway I know some people were interested in how to do it, so I’ll write a simple guide under the cut. It’s really not hard just takes time lol.
Ok well heres the stuff you need:
Paperclay, they sell this at Michaels
A full face mask base (probably should be paper) also sold at Michaels
A couple sculpting tools probably useful, also an exactoknife… maybe some metal files if you have them
Sandpaper of varying roughness (i used 100, 220 and then 400)
So yeah pretty much you take the mask base, and well, it probably wont fit well on your face so I suggest cutting it up and taping it back together until it fits right against your face, like maybe cut it in half and take a bit out and then tape the smaller halves back together to make it thinner, etc. Then you can draw the eyeholes and mouth hole on and cut those out of the mask, they dont need to be perfect, but probably better to make them too large than too small.
Then you can start slapping clay on there! I found the paperclay doesn’t take too long to dry, a few hours, so I’d work on it in the morning then wait for it to dry and come back to it in the afternoon/evening. You can use water to smooth it down, its really great stuff.
So yeah, pretty much try to get that as symmetrical as possible Don’t try to sculpt it all in one go, it’s much easier to wait for sections to dry and then come back to refine them. and try to make a sort of shelf where the holes of the eyes and mouth are, rather than it just being a round edge so that it’ll look like the holes and mouth were cut out. Oh yeah, and obviously if you’re tyring to make adult spooktre’s mask then you should also sculpt the crack into it at this stage.
So yeah eventually you’ll have this lumpy looking mask
You can see where I marked the lines so that i could figure out how symmetrical it was and stuff. The exacto knife is good for cutting through the dried clay, to fix up the eyeholes or whatever and make the edge of them nice and flat and whatever.
Once you’re satisfied with that you can start sanding, with the 100 grit sandpaper first to get out most of the bigger bumps and whatever (sand in circular motions to prevent too many marks from showing up, but with the 100 a lot of marks are gonna show up anyway). So once it’s completely dry go outside and sand, you don’t want all this clay dust in your house, and try to not inhale any of it haha. Eventually you’ll buff out the bigger stuff, but you’ll notice there are a ton of little indents and other imperfections and WE DONT WANT THAT WE WANT THIS MASK AS SMOOTH AS A DOLPHIN
So then you bust your clay back out and use tiny little nubs to fill in every gap that you possibly can, and be sure to use water to try to get it as smooth as you can. so yeah, then you wait for that to dry, and go back outside and sand it down again with the 220 sandpaper (again, in circular motions) and once you’re satisfied with that then use the 400 sandpaper to get it reALLY SMOOOOOOTHHH
Painting is optional, the paperclay comes in a pretty nice offwhite bone color already but if you accidentally sanded down to the paper base in a few spots like i did then mix up some paint of a similar color and go ahead and do that. And then if you do, spray it down with a matte fixative or something.
so now i’ll show you the back of the mask so u can see it
I glued down two layers of sheer black ribbon stuff over the holes to make them appear black when you wear them, you can see through it but its pretty tough especially with such small eyeholes so i mean just prepare for that. And i obviously used an elastic band glued to the mask with some scotch maximum strength adhesive that i got at target.
so yeah glue that down and wait 24 hours for it to dry. i mean feel free to use whatever other glues you have, like epoxy glue would work well too.
and that should do it, hope that helped u out OvO
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