Named by my friend Christine during a 'Name This Mask' poll on Facebook, Dr. Whoo is a fun, versatile mask/goggles combo that you can wear several ways and display as art when not otherwise in use.
What you'll need:
5-6 oz. vegetable tanned leather
Russian GP-5 gas mask from military surplus or e-bay
Two harness needles
X-Acto knife with #11 blades
Acrylic paint or dye and sponge or brushes for applying
Tandy Line 24 snaps and snap setting tool
Ball point pen
Leather hole punch
Oil tanned or similar pliable leather for straps
Something with texture - shoe soling rubber, screen, wire mesh, etc. (I used a piece of metal grating with a ball peen hammer, a scrap of plastic shoe soling material, and the golf ball itself).
Optional (but highly recommended) upgrade:
Scratch resistant polycarbonate to replace the glass gas mask lenses
Letter opener or similar to pry off lens cover tabs
Laser cut or print and cut out the leather pattern pieces. If laser cutting, be sure to do a few small sample cuts to get the settings right for the leather thickness.
If printing and cutting out from a paper pattern, hold the pattern firmly in place and trace on the smooth side of the leather using a ball point pen. Use the X-Acto blade to cut the pieces out. This will require firm downward pressure. Careful not to stand in the path of the blade as you're pulling it toward you!