Step 1: SUPPLIES LIST
- 1 Printed Harley Quinn Mask Template See: http://velouriabunny.deviantart.com/art/Harley-Qu... or http://velouriabunny.deviantart.com/art/Harley-Qu...
- 1 heavy-duty black cat mask (Could use another type of black mask and cut out the eye holes to match the template in a way you wan it.) Mine was an Artminds brand black cat mask from Michaels Crafts
- 1 black paint marker
- Spirit Gum and Spirit Gum Remover (found at Halloween or theater supply stores)
- Dremel Tool with the following attachments: Bit changing wrench, 1/16" Drill bit (or approximate), Cutting bit (for plastic), Sandpaper bits
- Sand Paper - Fine Grit, and Extra fine grit
- Heat Gun (low temperature)
- Xacto/Craft Knife
- Clear double-stick tape
- Sharpie (or other fine-tipped permanant marker) in a color able to be seen on the back surface of the mask
- Sturdy work surface
- Particle or Respirator Mask
- Saftey Goggles/Glasses
Step 2: Step 1: Print, Cutout, and Tape Template
2. Trace template on tissue paper, and cut out around the outside (and inside eye holes if there are not correct eye-shaped holes in your mask. 3. Cut out template (including eye holes if cutting out eye holes on mask).
4. Remove any ties or elastics from mask.
5. Use double stick tape to tape tissue paper inside of mask, making sure it is centered. 6. Using Sharpie marker in a color able to be seen on the back side of the mask, trace around the template on the inside of the mask. Remove the template.
Step 3: Step 3: Cut Out Mask
7. Using a Dremel tool (or something similar), drill holes around the outsie edges of about 1/16" away from the traced lines on the mask. 8. Using the Cutting Bit on the Dremel tool (you could also use a small saw or something similiar), start cutting along the traced lines from the back side of the mask. Make sure you keep the Dremel tool at a 90 degree angle to the surface you're working on, so that it doesn't bevel one way or another (you can do this later if desired).
Step 4: Step 4: Sand/Smooth Mask
NOTE: Plastic from the mask can become melted onto the cutting bit of the Dremel tool. If this happens, turn off Dremel tool, and remove the plastic with your hands, or use something to pry it off the bit. 9. Once the mask is cut out, use the sandpaper bit on the Dremel, and smooth the edges of the mask. If there are any extra bits handing off, use the Xacto/craft knife to cut it off. At this point, you can also make a beveled edge on the edge of the mask if you like. Continue sanding using the Dremel, then use fine sandpaper, and then super fine sandpaper to continue smoothing the edges.
Step 5: Step 5: Fix Any Scratches / Paint
Step 6: Step 6: Heat Mold Mask
Step 7: Step 7: Apply Mask