Mache materials?

What if I wanted to make a mask or something of that sort? Should I stick with paper or try my luck with something like gauze? I know there is stuff like plaster gauze but I already have a lot of other stuff to work with. Also if I wanted to speed up the drying process so I can take it off of my face could I used something like a hair dryer or heat vent?

Are you making it on your own face? I describe how to make a mask with paper mache in this instructable, but you don't actually form it on your face. Plaster gauze strips work well, and dry pretty quickly if you are actually making it on your face. I think paper mache doesn't work super well directly in a face, but if you use a wire mesh base like I did in that instructable you can make a pretty good one.