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Halloween must-have!
Make your own masquerade mask from aluminum foil & masking tape, then embellish it ...

Posted by Peggy W. from Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia • Published See Peggy W.'s 3 projects »
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  • How to make a masquerade. Masquerade Mask - Step 1
    Step 1

    For moulding the shape of the mask, I used 3 layers of aluminium foil (those you use in the kitchen) and pressed it up against my face. Making sure I get those brows, eye sockets, nose & cheekbones.

  • How to make a masquerade. Masquerade Mask - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then, I cut into the eye sockets in flaps and folded it to the back. I tried to check in the mirror once in a while until I get the desired eye opening, for one eye first.

  • How to make a masquerade. Masquerade Mask - Step 3
    Step 3

    To get the (close to) exact opening size, I traced the first opening, cut it out, flipped it over (mirrored) to the other side and traced it into place. And, repeat the previous process for the eye opening.

  • How to make a masquerade. Masquerade Mask - Step 4
    Step 4

    After that, looking through both openings, I sketched the outline of the mask, by pressing it up against my face and in front of the mirror. Then, I folded the extra aluminium foil along the edges, to the back. This should also make the mask have a stronger and more defined edge.

  • How to make a masquerade. Masquerade Mask - Step 5
    Step 5

    I chose to add another base to the aluminium foil, by wrapping it up in strips of masking tape. This also holds those loose aluminium flaps in place before applying the paper mache, using toilet paper & craft glue.

  • How to make a masquerade. Masquerade Mask - Step 6
    Step 6

    Application of craft glue and layers of toilet paper strips later, I finished it off with a final coat of water with diluted craft glue, and left it to dry.

  • How to make a masquerade. Masquerade Mask - Step 7
    Step 7

    On the dried mask, I glue on a layer of black tulle (salvaged from other sewing projects). I chose to not cut openings at the eyes, since there was visibility through the tulle. Since most of the garnish I chose was already in black, I also did not paint the paper mache finish, so I could get a bit of contrast with the tulle lined on it. Then I garnished it further with black sequins, black feathers, black lace trims and an elaborate ‘diamond’ button.

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Jeanniece M.
Jeanniece M. · 1 project
Sooooo ingenius!
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emUHlyy
emUHlyy · 6 projects
this is so cool i love it. defently making one!
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Rifath  H.
Rifath H. · Royal Oak, Michigan, US · 4 projects
Just what I needed. Cheap supplies, and easy!!
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SilverFilmRoses
SilverFilmRoses · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 8 projects
WOW, you can't even tell it is such an inexpensive project! Nice work. I'm so going to make one.
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Cara D.
Cara D. · 4 projects
its really amazing , i looks expensive yet i can make it from things around my house, well done Happy
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Peggy W.
Peggy W. · Kuching, Sarawak, MY · 3 projects
thanks! it's not expensive, and it's made fm household stuff and can even use fabric scraps or trimmings for embellishments.

enjoy! ;)
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
woooow soooo beautiful an pretty, well done!!!;-D
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live2create
live2create · Ottawa, Ontario, CA · 13 projects
you did a beautiful job! Happy
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Hot Coco
Hot Coco · Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CA · 8 projects
This would be perfect for my Halloween costume! Thank you so much!
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Janessa
Janessa · 1 project
This is such an awesome project!
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