After the first night of playing we made it about half way through the game before people had to go to sleep (or at least try to without jumping at every sound in the dark). I always loved playing with video game immersion and bringing game elements into the real world, so when I saw how much people freaked out at the Amnesia pig masks I knew I had an opportunity to pull off an awesome prank. We still had a couple of days before the next game session was scheduled so I had time to construct a mask of my own while the terror is still fresh in people's minds.
This project was designed to be executed in one or two nights, so my methods here are not ideal for a prop, nor are they documented very closely. The aim was to create something as quickly as possible that is convincing and recognizable, and despite the fact that it was built mainly of cardboard and craft foam I believe it still functions as a decent prop.
The results of this prank are included on the last page of this Instructable.
This prop is made using crafting foam and cardboard, held together with tape and hot glue. It is decorated with red, white and yellow acrylic paint.
Step 1: Framework
Step 2: Basic Skin
I reassembled the head with the foam panels on top of their corresponding cardboard parts. Then I worked out a cardboard stencil for ears and a cap of the snout, using them to trace and cut those parts out of foam. The ears include tabs that were glued on under the overlapping edge at the sides of the head, hiding their anchors where there was already a seam.
Step 3: A Little Color
Step 4: Prank Time
We played through to the end that night, and when we finished we all went back to the apartment to do something cheerful since we were all still jumpy from the game. As we were planning out the rest of the evening my friend decided to use his bathroom...