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Topic: Huge Shark Head/Mask - NOW WITH PICTURES!  (Read 5968 times)
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« on: November 02, 2009 01:11:57 PM »

I wanted to be a shark for halloween.  So I rummaged around my house for some sort of medium to make a big mask out of.  I found an aluminum beach chair in my basement and it looked perfect.  I cut and bent the chair till it resembled somewhat of a shark head, then I bent around 15 wire coat hangers and and duct taped the crap out of everything.  I covered the frame with some plastic fencing.  I baked a bunch of shark teeth out of sculpty clay and put them around a curved hanger for the top teeth.  Then I put foam for the bottom gum to pierce and glue the bottom row of teeth into it.  I baked the eyes out of clay as well.  There's a fin on the back that helps balance the weight of the mask.  I covered the mask in felt and hot glued it all on.  It's actually not too heavy at all.  

The beginning of the frame

Its starting to take the form of a shark

Sorry about the horrible picture quality. These are the best I have of the finished thing. In this one you can sort of see the fin sticking out of the back.

The mouth

From the side

Here it is sitting in the corner. This is the only picture I have where you can see the entire thing.

« Last Edit: November 05, 2009 10:01:42 AM by Cannibal Lover » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009 10:05:04 AM »

Why doesn't this have any responses? Its clearly amazing! Grin

« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009 12:25:22 PM »

I love this my son would wear this around the house just cause.
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009 12:44:20 PM »

Hahaha I have to make this for a friend of mine, he is terrified of sharks (yes, I am a good friend like that).

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009 08:05:50 PM »

hehe yeah I like to wear it around the house sometimes and I chase my dog with it.
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009 07:05:57 PM »

haha! It totally reminds me of the Landshark from the old Saturday Night Live sketch. Love it!
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