Every year, I get caught up in the spooky season and try different projects.
For example two years ago, I was inspired by:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Velociraptor-Statue/ and spent about 30 hours making my own monster creation and a good old BP Oil spill costume http://www.instructables.com/id/BP-Oil-Spill-Clean-Up-Costume/.
And last year, I was Steve Jobs.
This year, I thought I would go a few steps further with my costume creation and get all "Baned up." The project took about 30 hours to complete and the mask was a pleasure to build during my spare time. What inspired me to do it was the complexity of the mask and of course the trendiness of it.
Now that it is complete, I am happy to say that I can fit the mask tightly up against my face and it does not obstruct my view too much. But, I will likely trip a few times on Halloween night.
Tent mattress ($10)
Enjoy my instructable!
Step 1: Pattern
I eventually had to correct the height of the straps as they were too low. They had to be raised nearly and inch and the pitch was also adjusted so they could cover my ears.