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Masquerade! Paper faces on parade! Masquerade, hide your face so the world will never find you!
This mask uses a combination of mask-making techniques and can be made to suit any desired face shape! I wore this mask to my school's masquerade-themed prom and all my friends thought it was lovely. :D Hopefully you'll find this How-to quite helpful and try it out yourself~
-GOOD LUCK-

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  • How to make a masquerade. Diy Lace Masquerade Mask Using Hot Glue - Step 1
    Step 1

    If you have a lace mask template ready to go, skip straight to step 3.
    If not, start off by putting your face in saran wrap.
    Breathe in the air so the saran wrap sticks directly onto your skin.
    Yes, it sounds silly. But trust me, it works.
    NOW QUICK, BEFORE YOU SUFFOCATE, indicate with a marker:
    -Where your tear-ducts, tip of your nose and sides of your head are.
    OR
    -Outline how your mask sits on your face (Eye holes and stuff)
    If you really need to breathe, peel the saran wrap off your nose and mouth and breathe and put in back.

  • How to make a masquerade. Diy Lace Masquerade Mask Using Hot Glue - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take off the saran wrap from your face and breathe; you have SURVIVED.
    Lay your marked saran wrap flat on a sheet of paper or a flat surface.
    Draw your desired template on the saran wrap with a marker and let your creativity FLOWW~
    Don't worry about mistakes, you haven't made the finished product yet.

  • How to make a masquerade. Diy Lace Masquerade Mask Using Hot Glue - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take a piece of parchment/ non-stick paper and put it on top of your beautiful template. It should be visible through the paper.
    Plug in your handy-dandy glue gun and line your surface with newspaper so the glue doesn't destroy your surface.
    (you can use coloured glue sticks so you don't need to spray paint it later but I couldn't find any until 2 months after I made my mask)
    Dance or eat or drink something while waiting for your glue gun to heat up.

  • How to make a masquerade. Diy Lace Masquerade Mask Using Hot Glue - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, FOR THE FUN PART.
    Use your glue gun to draw on your template on the non-stick paper.
    (I recommend testing it out on other parts of the parchment/non-stick paper to see if your glue gun allows for an even flow)
    (Also, start with the eyes first!)
    You may have to use up quite a number of glue sticks but the results are worth it!
    Don't worry if you mess up a few parts, you can use a cutter to carve it off later on!

  • How to make a masquerade. Diy Lace Masquerade Mask Using Hot Glue - Step 5
    Step 5

    Dance again or eat or drink something else while waiting for your mask to harden.
    When the glue dries, peel it off the parchment/ non-stick paper.
    (It should come off fairly easily, rather than putting the hot glue on the saran wrap because that will cause it to stick and ugh)
    Carve off any bits you feel are ugly or uneven. Add more glue to some parts if you need.

  • Step 6

    When you're happy with your mask, flip it over so that the flat side is facing you and put fabric glue all over it so your fabric can stick to all parts of your mask.
    Take your fabric, lace or netting and stick it onto the fabric glue.
    Put something heavy on top of it while it dries if you want.

  • How to make a masquerade. Diy Lace Masquerade Mask Using Hot Glue - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut away the excess fabric from the eye openings and around the mask using a pair of scissors and make sure there aren't many visible threads showing. (I didn't do a very good job with that sadly)

  • How to make a masquerade. Diy Lace Masquerade Mask Using Hot Glue - Step 8
    Step 8

    Oh its coming together so nicely~
    Now, here's another interesting part.
    Run some hot water over the mask to melt it so that its easily mouldable and bends easily almost like a sheet of saran wrap.
    NOW QUICK, put it onto your face and mould it to the shape of your face, making sure the eye openings are where you want them to be.
    Press down into the sides of your nose and wherever else.
    Keep holding it in place while it dries.
    (Sit in front of a fan, it helps!)

  • Step 9

    I hope your arms aren't too sore now!
    When the mask is successfully moulded to your face, take it off and set it on something curved so that it keeps its curved shape. Allow the fabric to dry completely before continuing to the next step!
    Don't worry if your mask doesn't remain curved, the dried hot glue is pliable enough to curve even when its completely dry.

  • How to make a masquerade. Diy Lace Masquerade Mask Using Hot Glue - Step 10
    Step 10

    NOW FOR SOME COLOUR :D
    Spray your mask with spray paint and make sure you don't breathe in any of the fumes.
    Make sure your whole mask is completely painted and leave it to dry again.
    (This method causes both the fabric and the mask to be the same colour. If you want them to be in different colours, try painting the mask with acrylic paint or nail polish instead!)

  • Step 11

    Rhinestones? Sequins? Glitter? Add what you like!
    Or you can leave your mask plain like I did! It's glamorous like that anyway!

  • How to make a masquerade. Diy Lace Masquerade Mask Using Hot Glue - Step 12
    Step 12

    VOILA! YOUR MASK IS COMPLETE~ Now give yourself a pat on the back as you try on your new mask and look like a million bucks!

  • Step 13

    EXCELLENT~
    So how do I put it on?
    Well, there are a couple of methods on how to put your mask on.

    1. Eyelash glue:
    -Dot it on the back of your mask on some points and stick it on your face. Hold it in place for about 30 seconds for the glue to dry. (it'll dry clear if you buy the one that dries clear)
    -Fuss free and ensures that no stupid elastic strings are visible
    BUT
    X> Eyelash glue sticks to your foundation (if you're wearing make up), and could ruin the mask + I'm too scared to use make up remover on the spray paint and hot glue.
    X>Not easy to repeatedly put on and take off your mask.

    2. Elastic string/ Ribbon:
    -Attach it to your mask by threading the string through the fabric and glueing it/ tying it in place
    -Easy to put on and take off the mask over and over again.
    BUT
    X> String/ Ribbon is visible and causes your hair to be in a mess
    X> Risk of your string or ribbon detaching from your mask/ snapping.

    3. A Stick to hold your mask to your face
    -Take a stick (like a chopstick etc) and stick it onto your mask with glue or tape.
    -Good if you want to be like YO DUDE ITS ME
    -Won't mess up the rest of your face/ hair
    BUT:
    X> Kinda annoying to always hold up and put on a table or something
    X> You may need to add flowers or other things to cover up the joint between the mask and the stick.

    Questions? Leave them in the comments below and I'll reply as soon as possible! (I've always wanted to say that)
    GOOD LUCK GUYS

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jeny S.
jeny S.
So we all can know where is recycle bin in windows. http://recyclebinwindows10.com/
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jala w.
jala w.
Please respond to me by tomorrow u need it for Friday
Pudding Sorcerer
Pudding Sorcerer · Singapore, SG · 1 project
HI! Oh my gosh I'm so sorry I didnt see you comment earlier! Unfortunately I don't have a scanner so I cant send you the template! So sorryy >< It really helps to look at masks online and copy them though! Good luck at your ball!
Pudding Sorcerer
Pudding Sorcerer · Singapore, SG · 1 project
HI! Oh my gosh I'm so sorry I didnt see you comment earlier! Unfortunately I don't have a scanner so I cant send you the template! So sorryy >< It really helps to look at masks online and copy them though! Good luck at your ball!
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jala w.
jala w.
Hello May i please get your template I really like your mask and i want to make it for my masquerade ball because I can't find the better please help I really really really like ur please send me the template as soon as possibleHappy
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Qui P.
Qui P. · 2 projects
This is brilliant! I actually made an account just to comment on how much I liked this. Happy I might suggest as a way of attaching it to your face: liquid latex, like you'd do for latex makeup prosthesis. You'd put the mask on your face, trace around where it sits with a thin eyeliner pencil, then you'd paint a line of liquid latex just inside the pencil like and affix your mask. I'm not sure how it would affect the glue (probably not very much) but it's easy enough to remove, although much like the eyelash glue, it'll hurt a bit and you can't take it on and off.
Pudding Sorcerer
Pudding Sorcerer · Singapore, SG · 1 project
Hi!! ^^ Aww I'm so touched! I do stuff like that too! And I would love to try your method of using liquid latex, but unfortunately they don't sell that stuff where I live D: I haven't seen it anywhere but if they did sell it, it would be reeally reeaally expensive :/ I'll try it if I ever get a chance to though! Thanks for that suggestion and being so sweet Happy Show me pictures if you try this out!
Joanne C.
Joanne C.
Hi,sorry to butt in - I'm a beauty therapist & I had a thought that might help. It combines both of ur ideas actually - latex false eyelash glue. The free glue that comes with false eyelashes is really cheap & not very good, but if u buy a good brand brand like Duo (or whatever they have where u live), they'll have both latex & latex-free.
Be prepared to use a lot, because ur mask is much heavier than the adhesive is designed to hold. You will need to warm the tube up before squeezing it out, as the contents separate a bit & need to be mixed. Once squeezed, allow glue to dry just a little & become tacky before applying pressure. Good luck Happy
Pudding Sorcerer
Pudding Sorcerer · Singapore, SG · 1 project
Hi! Thanks for your suggestion! Actually I did use DUO eyelash glue during my prom! Happy I only had to dot it on some points on the mask and it stayed pretty well until I decided to take it off! The mask isnt that heavy surprisingly! haha I'm glad people still look at this a year after I made the tutorial! Happy Thanks for your help again!
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joanne
joanne · New Zealand, Prince Edward Island, CA
It looks so awesome! i wanna make onee! >:3 you made it really easy to follow and the instructions are so cute and funny
Pudding Sorcerer
Pudding Sorcerer · Singapore, SG · 1 project
Aww thanks!! Happy Be sure to upload your version if you make one! I wanna see ^^
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Conn
Conn · San Francisco, California, US · 134 projects
I love this! Very nice tutorial.
Pudding Sorcerer
Pudding Sorcerer · Singapore, SG · 1 project
Thank you^^ I plan to upload more pictures to make it easier to follow though
Pudding Sorcerer
Pudding Sorcerer · Singapore, SG · 1 project
BTW YOUR RAINBOW KOI PROJECT IS AWWEESOME. I wish I had space in my room to do one!
Conn
Conn · San Francisco, California, US · 134 projects
Thank you! :3 It actually doesn't require much space; the one I made is about 14" by 12". And you could always just make, say, five koi only. I have to add that your profile picture is really clever with the rainbow coming out of the oreo halves. It accurately describes the party in my mouth caused by oreos.
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Jess W.
Jess W.
cool
Pudding Sorcerer
Pudding Sorcerer · Singapore, SG · 1 project
Thanks HappyD
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Mary P.
Mary P. · London, GB · 13 projects
This is such a creative idea! I visited venice recently and all of these masks were so expensive, so this is a great alternative. Thank you for sharing x
Pudding Sorcerer
Pudding Sorcerer · Singapore, SG · 1 project
Awww! Thank you! HappyD I went to Venice a few years back too! The masks there still look awesome though! I'm SO glad you guys find this useful because I was really happy how my mask turned out as well ^^
Pudding Sorcerer
Pudding Sorcerer · Singapore, SG · 1 project
YOU'RE THE ONE WHO DID THE CUT HERE BRACELET!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT IDEA!! HappyDDD Thanks for sharing!!
Mary P.
Mary P. · London, GB · 13 projects
Haha, thank you x
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rosa r.
rosa r. · Reading, Pennsylvania, US · 8 projects
hello this is awesome but could you add pictures if you have any im lost"?
Pudding Sorcerer
Pudding Sorcerer · Singapore, SG · 1 project
D: Sorry, I didn't take any other photos while I was making this one but I could try to make another one and upload them as soon as I can!
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