For all you Legend of Zelda fans out there (or for those who simply appreciate incredible creative craftsmanship), we have THE ULTIMATE Halloween costume for you!
Mitch: I printed out a template to determine the size, copied the outline onto parchment paper and stacked foam to the proper depth for the mask.
Mitch: I used push-lights as the eyes. Cut holes out of the top foam layer to contour the lights.
Mitch: I rounded the sides with scissors. Mixed paint with modge-podge to make a semi-transparent coating for the lights and filled cardboard cones with wooden beads so the mask would rattle when you shake it. Then I hot glued horns to the foam.
Mitch: I coated the mask with Gesso to seal/ hot glued the handles to the back of the mask for the support straps. Then I covered the mask with a layer of paper mache/newspaper.
Mitch: I used another layer of Gesso on the mask and added the details using Paper Clay. Then I used Gesso again over everything, to seal it all together.
Mitch: Finally I added a whole bunch of elastic straps for heavy-duty support. I used painters tape for fine detailing and painted the mask with acrylic paint.
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