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« on: January 09, 2010 06:17:28 AM »

In my country we don't dress up for Halloween but for Pust Smiley which is in February. This year I want to be an Amazon and I really like the "masks" I saw in a very old Xena episode. I would like to ask if you have any ideas how to make it so I can wear it as a mask but it stays on my head even if I put it on top of my head (I know it doesn't make sense thats why I added pictures).
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Any ideas? Thank you very much  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010 06:38:42 AM »

The only think I can think of is paper mache...you could build a simple model and then build up on it as you like after it dries.
Good luck! I'd love to see photos. It looks like it would be a very fun mask to wear/own.

« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010 06:58:46 AM »

oh man this brings me back - i used to love watching xena Smiley there's a mask tutorial over at threadbanger that's pretty good, but you'd have to cover your whole face instead of just half. good luck!

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010 07:33:41 AM »

you could probably rig two headbands together to make a base for the mask. put one on your head and put the other across your forehead so that its ends cross over the one you have on your head. mark where they meet and drill holes in both at that point. attach them using a short flat-headed nut and bolt (with the nut's head against your head, the end facing outward) and it should work like a hinge so that it rests on your forehead but you can also swing it up to rest on the top of your head. attach your mask to the front headband.

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hope it can help you!

« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010 08:53:18 AM »

Thank you all for helping me Smiley
I just finished making the paper mache base for the mask. Now I have to wait until it dries. then I'll paint it ...
Cherry_blossom55 thank you very much for the great idea. I will try making something like that.
Of course I will post the finished mask and the entire costume Smiley

« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010 09:34:59 AM »

Just out of idle curiosity, is Pust like Purim?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010 09:47:00 AM »

I don't know what Purim is Smiley But Pust is the celebration at the end of Winter. People celebrate longer days and more sunshine. I think it comes from an old pagan tradition. There are also some traditional masks like Kurent ...
Nowadays children dress up and some adults Smiley I think it is like Mardi Gras in France.
I hope I helped you Smiley
If you want to find out more you can read about it here http://www.slovenia.info/si/Carnival-celebration.htm?carnival=0&lng=2

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