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« on: October 14, 2013 08:19:47 PM »

I wanted to share a teeny tiny "tutorial" of sorts on making my mask.  I debuted this costume at NYCC 2013 (more pics to eventually follow). The mask was a scary thought at first, since I've never made a prop before. I always choose costumes that require only a sewing machine, fabric, and notions.  I sculpted a lot in HS in various ceramics classes and as a hobby, so that part was easy to remember, but nothing ever had to be wearable before.




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I started out with a plain white costume mask from the art store ($5) and sanded the surface with a rough grit sand paper all over the front.  I then cut the eyes to look more like the actual ones (as close as I could given the shape they were already).  Afterwards I cleaned the surface with rubbing alcohol to get off any sanding dust and drew on the details that would be added in clay; I used a reference image from google for help with the details.  Search "Clockwork Droid Mask" and a lot of images pop up.


I then bought "Paperclay" (http://www.paperclay.com) from the art store for about $6. If you've never worked with it before, it's great stuff!  You can smooth it out with a little dab of water and when it dries, if you need to add more detail you can.  Keep in mind that the more water you use and the thicker the clay, the longer it will take to dry.  I started by adding in the facial features themselves to build up the mask's dimension.  Sure you can simply paint on the design, but the 3D effect will look more stunning in the long run.


When I was done adding in the facial structure, I added in the "carved" details of the mask using rolled strips of clay smoothed out onto the mask.


I then broke that mask above by dropping it... DO NOT DROP IT :  I learned that lesson the hard way.  Thank goodness I had that back up mask in the previous photos!
Repeat the steps above on your new mask, take into account what worked the first time around and improve up on it... I actually like this version better Cheesy


I then painted the whole thing white with two coats of gesso, painted on the purple (female droid) cheeks, the red lips and "eyebrows" and used a metlalic gold painters pen on the details.  I then went crazy and DREW ON the crackle effect (I'm insane) with a mechanical pencil (nice fine point).  The whole thing was then gently rubbed with a tissue to give it that aged look by using the pencil's natural smudging ability.  It was then sealed with a few top coats of clear acrylic spray.


Seeing as laundry day usually results in a few single socks now and then, I knew I had a black laying around that I had hoped a mate would be found.  I made sure to stretch it out and hold it up to my eyes to verify if I could see out of it.  After a few tries, I found a single black dress sock worked best lol.  Why buy fabric when single socks are plentiful!?  I hot glued the bottom eye edges, let it dry, and then pulled it tight and glued the sides and top.  I am able to see out of it remarkably well, I just have tunnel vision is all.  Hold it up to your freshly teased/styled wig, and you have a clockwork droid mask!


Your final step is to pair it with a beautiful Georgian period dress and you are set!  I actually reused my Marie Antoinette dress for this costume since I didn't have money to make another period gown.  That's a whole other story though in it's own http://imageevent.com/benaequee/costumes/completed/movietvartcostumes/marieantoinettedaydream.
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013 09:04:42 PM »

You hit it spot on!  That episode was sooo creepy!
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013 09:54:36 PM »

Wicked cool!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013 10:25:04 PM »

I have no idea how this dude is but this is incredible!!! Wow! The detail. Thank you for sharing the process. Wow!!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013 02:05:24 AM »

Incredible job on this! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013 04:38:14 AM »

Ack! I still have nightmares about that episode! Very accurate job!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013 04:25:26 PM »

WOW Shocked 
Your mask looks so creepy. . . in other words perfect!
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013 05:34:09 PM »

Thanks!  It was definitely creepy and I fully enjoyed scaring people who would walk up to me.  One girl went as far as to run away screaming at top speed!  Several friends didn't even know it was me in there since it was a surprise for the DW photoshoot at NYCC.
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2013 06:16:22 PM »

This is amazing! Seriously, spot on. And I love the crackle effect!
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2013 08:06:59 AM »

That is so creepy awesome!
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