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« on: June 02, 2009 05:04:50 PM »

I modeled the mask off of a gas mask, using cast material and acrylic paint. The glasses are leather, and the inside has foam padding. I also made the dress and the rest of his costume. Pretty much everything other than the necklace and the incense holder. Lots of makeup on me to make me look ill, it looked good in person, in the photos kinda like I am bruised.

We had so much fun dressed up there, even though only a couple of people knew what we were supposed to be. Most people thought we were Spy vs. Spy and a Crack Head.

For those of you who don't know about plague doctors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consequences_of_the_Black_Death#Other_effects

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009 07:19:32 PM »

Very nice.  I knew that was a plague doctor! Wink

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009 09:19:51 PM »

Nice! what a creative idea Smiley
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009 10:02:35 AM »

That's a great ren-fair costume, heck it's a great any time costume! Sorry more people didn't understand what you were dressed as, had you passed me in the costume I would have known and taken your picture  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009 09:55:23 PM »

That is beyond awesome

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009 10:20:08 AM »

this is great!  I showed my husband and he said this would be very appropriate costumes for us as I was at risk once for getting the black death Smiley

Great job!  I especially like the mask on the plague doctor Smiley
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009 06:34:26 PM »

Hey I recognized that plague mask too!
Suddenly I feel all at home, surrounded by other history geeks!

And thanks for posting the photos! I'm totally inspired and off to try something in paper mache!


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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2009 09:29:30 AM »

That is eerie and incredible. Smiley Gave me the heebie jeebies. Great work, it looks fantastic.
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2009 06:12:45 PM »

I let out a little squee of delight when I saw this post. Completely brilliant! That's actually in a similar vein to a costume that I have had planned for my fiance and I for a while but never gotten around to making. Kudos, m'dear  Grin
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2009 05:15:33 PM »

So way back when I posted I then became all interested in the plague doctor, spent a long time googling and found all sorts of online info, and even began some paper mache things - more on those when I get closer to finishing. Here's a woodcut that so many costumes are based on:

When you compare that image to what andiemoon made - well, it's immediately clear how well that costume turned out!

But the fun part is that I stumbled into a lot of other folk who are also inspired/fascinated by the plague doctor and posting photos of it on Flickr. I started off making a gallery of them - and then found so many I just gave in and started a group:
Lots of costumes, some museum pieces, and some art work in there!

Just wanted to pop back and say thanks again for posting the costume and inspiring me to research and create stuff! See what you started?!  Cheesy


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