Death Eater Mask Materials:
- Plaster Gauze Rolls
- Vegetable Skewers
- Silver spray paint
- Black acrylic paint
- Rubbing Cloth/paper towels
- Silver paint (acrylic or other)
- Tie of some kind (rope, fabric, etc)
- Hole Punch (or drill)
- First I covered my face in Vaseline so that the plastic gauze do not stick to my face and hair. This is extremely important over your eyebrows, eyelids, anywhere you have hair. It will even stick to peach fuzz! I cut the plaster gauze rolls into smaller strips and set up in front of a mirror (I did this by myself, but it’s easier with someone else to apply the strips). I dipped the strips in water and began to apply them to my face, making sure to cover all areas I wanted for the mask. Be sure to leave space for you to breathe our your nose, especially if you are covering the mouth. I plastered over my eyes, mouth, just under my chin and jaw line, and back to my hairline (again make sure you used lots of Vaseline!). Be sure to do at least 3 layers (overlapping) so that your mask will be strong. It doesn’t take long to harden, but one it does, simply wiggle your face and the mask to pry off easily enough (if you used enough Vaseline!)
- I let the mask dry completely (make take a day or so, or use a hair dryer/fans)
- Next I cut out the eyes, drill through the nostrils to make sure they are clean, and cut out part of the mouth for the added “grill” detail. I use extra gauze strips to “hem” the seam around the outside, as well as around the eyes, nose, etc. You can even sand down the areas to make them look nicer. I hot glued the skewers (cut to size) and place plaster strips over them to integrate it into the mask. I also drilled the side holes where the ties will go to attach the mask to my face. Let it dry again.
- Next comes the painting! I started with a base coating of metallic silver. For a deatheater you could use any combo of silver, black, gold, copper, etc to achieve your unique mask look. I sprayed the inside and outside in order to “seal” the mask, otherwise sweat could dampen the plaster and fall apart.
- Once the base coat is dry (you may have to coat a few times) I generously applied black acrylic paint to the raged surface of the mask. When doing this, you must wipe the black off as you go, so it only sticks into the crevices, creating an old, metallic, evil looking mask.
- Lastly, I decided to add some extra lines of “decoration” to the mask, such as swirls and patterns. I used silver paint to accomplish this. It takes some practice (I had to re paint mine more than once cause I messed up).
- Lastly add the ties to the sides and now you can be a bad guy! I love how the mask fits perfectly to my face, making it very comfortable and menacing to wear.
** this post brought to you by my insanely talented friend Jeremiah Boehr. Feel free to go friend him on face book! this was his mask and his write up and geez hes nice for sharing it! THANK YOU!!!!!