Introduction: "Anglerman" Mask

Picture of "Anglerman" Mask

I began this mask in early 2012 and have just recently completed it. Creating the lure protruding from the head of the mask was the final step and a newer challenge for me. It is also my first battery operated mask!

Materials:
Ethafoam
Polar Fleece
Acrylite (for the eyes)
Chicken Wire and Mesh (for the vision screen)
Paint (airbrushed and hand painted)
Glue (3M spray, hot and cement)
Thread
Lure: LED flashlight, electrical wire, 3 AAA batteries, Glass cover from a snow globe

Tools:
Olfa knives
Airbrush/Paintbrushes
Glue Gun
Curved Needle

Hours: approximately 100

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Comments

awesomecreations (author)2013-09-16

Danny Trejo + Anglerfish combo!

Lango84 (author)awesomecreations2013-09-16

It was only a matter of time. Someone was bound to put the two together.

anguauberwald (author)2013-10-12

Terrifying and amazing! Only one thing....it should be Anglerwoman technically. :P

Lango84 (author)anguauberwald2013-11-14

hmm.. I wrote a long response to this a couple of weeks ago but it seems to have disappeared.

To sum up: Thanks for the clarification! That was a major research fail on my part. I guess I can only fall back on the whole 'artistic license' thing.

I was really interested in having a phallic shape protruding out of a male's head. It was supposed to be a play on destructive ideas, being self-centered on them as well as using them as bait to get others on your side. I always try and have a bit of a narrative going on in my masks, but keep it ambiguous enough to all people to interpret them how they'd like.

This helped clarify things even more: http://www.sundancechannel.com/series/green-porno/videos/anglerfish-green-porno-season-2

webgomer (author)2013-10-29

You should be working in Hollywood - or New Zealand; That prop is the bomb. It looks fantastic and very professional!

Lango84 (author)webgomer2013-11-07

Thank you! I appreciate that sentiment, though the people that get involved with those gigs are talented in working with a huge variety of mediums. I am content doing these sort of props for the time being.

badideasrus (author)2013-09-22

this is amazing.... i woulda never thought you could get something so detailed with foam bits glued and carved.... the choice of inspiration is great too XP

badideasrus (author)badideasrus2013-09-22

(wish i could edit posts XP) looking at it again, i think part of why it looks so good is cuz of the fabric and how it ripples a bit. it adds life to it, breaks the symetry and stuff. where' dyou get the idea to cover it in felt? (or whatever you used XP)

Lango84 (author)badideasrus2013-09-22

Hey,
thanks for your comments. Much appreciated.
I do like the little errors that add life to them. Though I will admit that days after these photos were taken, I redid the parts near the temples of the head. The wrinkles bothered me a bit.

Covering the foam with polar fleece was definitely not my idea. I used to work at a company that makes mascots in Toronto, and that was just the process that they used there, and I think it is the same process used in most mascot fabrication shops. I just wanted to start creating my own designs as well as take on commissions.

Gregbot (author)2013-09-16

Nice!

poofrabbit (author)2013-09-16

WOW turned out awesome!

Lango84 (author)poofrabbit2013-09-16

Thank you as always!

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