The mask in action!!
What you'll need:

Two 8" pumpkin or cauldron pails 

Exacto-Knife

Heavy duty scissors

Masking tape

Paper mache (optional since I chose to skip it and it still worked)

Wood filler 

Sand paper (A LOT)

Gesso primer

Acrylic paint

Pantyhose 

Blue LED light (I used blue LED dog collar)


Cut the top rims of the pails with your knife, i highly recommend using the knife only to make a good slit , then finish it off using heavy duty scissors! 


Once you have them in perfect bowl shapes, stack them as you would in order to fix the shape of your liking. I had to position the bottom pail on an angle where the bottom of it was showing so that it would create a larger jaw. 


Masking tape the living poop outta these two to keep them intact! Then use your knife again to cut out the room needed to fit your head in like a mask. MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM ON THE TOP so it will hang onto your crown. Aka, just cut nostly the bottom half and leave room at the top. This way, you dont need to install a strap!


Draw on the eyes and use your nice to jab a hold, use scissors to cut out the design! A lot of people would paper mache at this point, but instead I just chose to double/triple up on masking tape where the two pails meet so in my book, it was sturdy enough!


Wood primer the whole mask! I used a butter knife for this and it honestly felt like icing a cake! ^__^ if you have time, i HIGHLY recommend you make thin coats, let it dry, and keep on doing this until you're happy. I was cut for time so I ended up using the whole tub by slapping it all over and it took WAYYYYY too long to dry ;-; it also dried with cracks too.  Thin layers at a time will prevent cracks! If you do have cracks though you can use extra wood filler for it.


Sand the mask!! I recommend starting with a loser grit at first because using finer grits in the beginning will just ruin your paper real fast. Once it's smoooooothe like a baby's bottom, you can start priming! I used my fingers for this but slap on that gesso! It prevents streaking like a brush would and I noticed smaller cracks were being covered too :) 


Once it's dry (recommend you leave it in front of a fan for speedy drytime) you can now tape cut circles of the pantyhose behind the sockets. I also decided to tape the LED light on one side too! Nowwwww PAINT ON YOUR DESIGN :) 


I didnt have enough sand paper so it came off a little more rough than I had hoped. But nonetheless for something done in two days rushed, I'm pretty satisfied! My friend was too ^_^

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