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minwe
« on: September 23, 2004 07:18:41 AM »

Hey crafty comrades.  This is my first post, so be gentle...heh, heh.

The boy and I decided last night to start working on Spy vs. Spy for this year's costume project.  The costume should be simple, black/white pants, make a pattern from a wizard costume/old jacket I have for the coat.  The only conundrum we've run into is the mask.  Not sure how to do the nose, big black eyes, etc?  Any ideas?? 

Also, what costume are you guys working on this year?  Come on, Halloween was made for the crafty.   Wink
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2004 07:23:16 AM »

Hmm for the mask - I'd use sunglasses lenses for the eyes.  And make the masks out of plaster bandages.
basically you make a form and then build the mask over it with the bandages (the kind that are used to make plaster casts)
Then glue the 'eyes' in later
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2004 08:45:23 AM »

Thanks!  We had thought about rubber or maybe just basing a the mask around sunglasses...such as attaching the nose and area around eyes to a pair of dark sunglasses and painting our faces white.  I'll have to check out Michael's and such and see what sort of plaster they have.
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2004 08:52:03 AM »

you can also buy latex that you paint on and let dry at art supply stores.

the plaster bandages I'm talking about are more drug store than craft store.  I made masks that way (on mannequin heads covered with tinfoil and vaseline) in a summer drama class when I was about 10.  We added clay parts to give the faces expression before the whole vaseline and plaster treatment.

Cut the bandages into like 6" pieces, dip in water, slap on mold, and smooth them out.  Continue adding layers just like papier mache(heck you could do papier mache, instead, probably easier, but you'd have to paint it).  Then let dry overnight.
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2004 12:21:38 AM »

maybe make the mask out of foam? like for upholstering? or styrofoam... it spraypaints well and you could work with it easily. And it doesn't have to dry.
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2004 08:57:31 PM »

maybe make the mask out of foam? like for upholstering? or styrofoam... it spraypaints well and you could work with it easily. And it doesn't have to dry.

ack!!! i searched and SEARCHED last year for good foam to carve a mask out of for my costume last year (i desperately wanted to be mayor mccheese, and i WILL one day, darn it!).  the only stuff i could find was cushiony foam at joann fabric, and it was way expensive, so i gave up and became an owl.

anyway, if anyone finds a good place for huge hunks of styrofoam, let me know!
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2004 07:47:22 AM »

spy vrs spy rocks. every considered paper mache? weird face shape ya know? hmm... or you could get real into it and make a wire frame and glue white felt over it, but if you want the nose to be able to go crooked, you might want to try the foam padding stuff i dunno what it is called but it's used to make crib lining for babies and i know they have it at joanns because i bought some ghaaa what is it called, because it is pretty stiff and would hold the shape

my costume is currently under the clothing section of craftster, under "discuss future projects" it's the one that says "costume prgress thus far" go ahead and take a peek if you like. it's modeled after the queen of spades on this deck of cards my brother has.
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