In OotP the masks look more metallic and have swirls and other designs on them, whereas in GoF when they're all in the graveyard, they all have these half skull masks.
*This requires you to cut the mask, so if you don't think you'll like it, go back to the other instructable and do that one instead. https://www.instructables.com/id/Death-Eater-Mask/
Step 1: What You'll Need...
- White Mask ($4.99)
- Elastic Strips ($1.99)
- X-Acto Knife (Tool I already had)
- Paint Brushes (Already had)
- Brown Paint (Already had)
- Black Paint (Already had)
- Sealer (Already had)
- Pencil (Already had)
- Rag or something else to wipe spraypaint
Step 2: Mark Where You'll Cut
I used a pencil to mark where I wanted to cut, and found out that Empire No. 2 worked the best, well the eraser did anyway (it didn't smudge).
I used a picture of a GoF Death Eater mask as a guide, because I've never drawn a skull or skeleton, so I had no idea how to go about this.
Step 3: Now That You Have Your Line...
When the lower half is separated from the top, clean up the edges so that you aren't scratching up your face when you wear it. I also took off the corners so that I wouldn't be poked in the cheek area when I talk.
And you can go ahead and discard the lower half, or put it on and pretend to be Hannibal Lector like I did. :)
Anyway, moving on...
Step 4: Adjustments
So I marked what would have been the eye sockets (it is a skull after all), and enlarged the eyes.
Step 5: Color!
After that, I decided that I was just going to treat this like a 2D drawing and use shading to give the impression that there was depth...
That didn't work out so well.
What I ended up doing was finishing what I'd started, then I went over it with a light misting of brown. After that, I used my little propane torch with it's heat gun add-on and softened up the mask a little. I used a little metal tool that I formed and pressed into the soft spots to kind of create the hills and valleys. Again, it didn't turn out exactly how I'd wanted it to. But it still fit, so onward!
Step 6: Cut Your Holes
Step 7: Sealing
Step 8: Measure Your Noggin!
Step 9: Sewing
Step 10: You're Done!
I hope that yours came out looking like you'd hoped, if not, Halloween is once a year, and it's dark anyway, lol.
However it came out, I hope that it was fun.