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The White Rabbit with a difference
I needed a white rabbit costume for a few different events, but I didn't want anything tacky-looking and I wanted something slightly creepy and menacing.

I Googled up some images of rabbit skulls and thought this would be a great mask to make, a la Donnie Darko. (Needless to say the mask got named Frank, and everyone kept asking me if I was the Donnie Darko rabbit).

This mask was made with entirely free-form papier mache. I had a general idea for the look I wanted but I didn't use a wire frame. I started with a thick newspaper band and just kept adding layers from there, occasionally placing the soggy newspaper thing over my face to see if the mask matched up.

I left it to dry for two days, added another layer of white paper and painted it with acrylics.

For the ears I'd bought a pair of secondhand wire bunny ears from a costume shop. I'd left two holes in the mask to push the ears through, and the headband allowed the mask the sit comfortably on my head and over my face.

Posted by frabjous from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • Published See frabjous's 12 projects »
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Bat Ma'am
Bat Ma'am · Seattle, Washington, US · 13 projects
YIKES that is terrifying!! (Coming from someone who is deathly afraid of the Easter bunny but NOT worried about Frank) ;) nice job!!!
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Elki
Elki · Sunshine Coast, Queensland, AU · 1 project
this is awesome! I'd love this!
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clumeclo
clumeclo · St Louis, Missouri, US
As soon as I saw this, I thought "Dnnie Darko". Great job!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
awesome its so beautifull, wel done, love it;-D
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maria s.
maria s. · Greece, New York, US · 42 projects
i really love that movie...and when i saw your mask donnie darko was the first thing that came in my mind Happy well done
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