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Do you, or does someone you know, embrace the attitude of a feline who "embodies" a particular serious president? Well, why not make your own grumpy cat mask!

This was a cheap-and-quick mask I made for my friend Colin - who doesn't wear costumes, can't wear costume makeup, and whose frown is reminiscent of an internet-cat-celebrity's-sulk.
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Step 1: Supplies

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Here's what you'll need:

- Cheap Plastic Cat Mask (I got mine at the dollar store for $2 around Halloween - during the rest of the year, a craft store might be your best bet.)
- Pink (Acrylic/Craft) Paint (...or Red and White Paint!)
- Paint Brushes
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- White or Beige (Faux) Fur Scraps
- Brown and Black Marker
- Ribbon, elastic or painted dowel - depending on how you want to wear your mask

- Optional: Acetone

Step 2: Prep Your Mask

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Clean your mask of paint, glitter, trim, etc, before you get started. You don't have to do this, but I recommend it.
I easily peeled off a ribbon trim from my mask, then wiped it a cloth soaked in acetone to remove the paint. Do this outside or in a well ventilated room please!

I actually made two masks - for the first, I couldn't get these dang glittery swirls off of the cat mask just by using the acetone cloth, so I just left them on. For the second (completely-glitter-coated) mask, I soaked the mask in a small amount of acetone - this proved to work against the glitter.

If you are to wear your mask by tying it around your head, tie a piece of elastic/pieces of ribbon through the holes at the side. (I'd be very surprised if the cat mask you buy didn't have holes punched already - but if it doesn't, carefully take some scissors and puncture in two).

Step 3: Paint the Ears and Nose

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After cleaning and drying the mask, paint the ears and nose pink!

(...blast those glitter-swirls! blast them!...)
I commented on an instructable once.... it was horrible
Grumpy cat is the cat version of Simon Cowell. like the instructables though!:)
MicioGatta1 year ago
Too nice! >^.^<
Centure1 year ago
It looks great!
But it's a shame that this wasn't posted before Halloween!