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In this case, I will be making a slipknot mask. However, it doesn't have to be a slipknot mask, it can be whatever you want since this is a general guide. My favorite band is Slipknot. I love playing their songs on my guitar. I decided to make a mask, but I just bought a new guitar, so I didn't have any money on me. So I used items around the house that I found. These items can be found in most houses, too.
Anyway, after about 20 minutes of work, I had made my first slipknot mask. It looks better than it does in the pictures, but I the flash made it look weird. There are a few dings here and there that I will take into consideration for my future masks.

If you make a mask, I would like you to show me it on the comments. It would be fun to see your own version of it.

Anyway, I hope you have fun if you make a mask and please feel free to comment and rate.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

You will need:

Foil If you don't have at least 4 feet of foil, you will have to buy more.
Leather I found an old leather jacket and cut up the leather from that.
Zipper (optional) For my mouth I used some of the zipper from the old jacket, but you can do whatever you want.
Sewing Needle Get a large one for it will have to be sharp to sew up the mask.
Thread You will need thread the same color as your leather and some red thread as well.
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Scissors A large, sharp pair is recommended.
Newspaper For the paper mache part.
Flour You will need 1/3 cup of flour.
Water You will need 1/2 cup of water.
Glue I used a glue stick.

Depending on what you want your mask to look like, you may use some other items.
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So cool! Two questions. One, did you get the zipper actually working, or is it just for show? And two, could you use any other type of material, or just leather?

http://craftcompulsion.blogspot.com/2015/01/hot.html

I did fine until this step: "Next, bite onto the foil..."

3366carlos2 years ago
good start, should do a full head - kinda luchador style!
Maggot forever! I just made one out of latex!
Clayton H.5 years ago
slipknot is a copy of mushroomhead
Indeed
no...theres a lot of bands who wear masks and slipknot is different because they all have different masks
virusX6 years ago
instead of doing so many steps, why can't u just cut out some leather, eye holes and tie it around your head? as in, what does the other stuff do?
PineapplebobTheGreat (author)  virusX5 years ago
That would seem reasonable, except that it wouldn't work (so its not reasonable). The foil makes the shape of your chin, nose, lips, etc. Leather alone would be flat and pretty much featureless. The paper mache holds the shape of the foil and the overall mask so that the mask still has its features, even when its not on. Finally, the leather tops it all off to make it look cooler. But I see where you were coming from and I wanted to point that out.
cereal665 years ago
(slipknot masks)
cereal665 years ago
some time i will show every one how to make all there mask's :D
Do U know how to make the mask of Mick Thompson? Restecp! all this is "wicked"! \m/ "metal is my game"
sstarrm6 years ago
dude! awesome instructable...I never thought I'd be able to make a good quality mask with, like no money, 'til I saw this
The Jamalam7 years ago
slipknot!!!!!!!!
Awsome
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Hey, if you like, could you give it a vote?
okay, done!!!
thanks.
leeboy096 years ago
well done lad slipknot ROCK! mom,uncle and aunt oin to see them live
peach_fart6 years ago
why not make the drummer's mask? you know, the one withe the spikes on it? itll look freakin awesome!
Uhh no Joey the DRUMMER has a spiked crown like the one jesus had on when he was crusified.....so yeah he has spikes...
thats frkn wrong. craig jones is the drummer, and hes always headbanging. he has got the greatest looking mask, so everybody knows him, and knows that he has got the spike mask!
JESUS!!!!!!!!
The drummer doesn't have spikes. The sound producer does.
oh. i watched the duality video on youtube and i THOUGHT that he was the drummer because he was playing the drums.
joey jordinson is the drummer and craig jones is the smapler(pin head)
Rikasu6 years ago
Alternatively you could, assuming you have one, go to your local Spencer's Gifts store and just, again only if you're good at it, steal one. Dunno just sayin'.
hey...if i want to make the corey tailor all hope is gone mask............................. should i make it with paper machet or just cut leather and start from there like what virus x said...???? answer now
hippojoe7 years ago
I don't care who you are you have to give them credit for keeping that many people on beat, especially on those parts where they all stop for a second then pick up where they left off. Personally I love them. If you don't that's YOUR opinion don't try to enforce it on me.
FREAKING AWSOME!!!!! SLIPKNOT ROCKS!!!!
nice job its not perfect but its good for a first try i'll be looking forward to the full face one! just to add to the musical debate: slipknot may not audibly be amazing if you dont like corey's screaming but musicly they are realy good. joey jordison' a fantastic drummer (and i don't just mean fast double pedal work) also, corey can sing quite well apart from just screaming, you only have to listen to stonesour songs like 'through the glass' or 'bother' to hear his actual singing
thanks. Yeah, the mask in this instructable was my first one. I also have never sewed before and didn't have any help on this. Yeah, listen to "duality", I like how corey sings in that song. Joey, i mean, he's right out there. If you play 'wait and bleed', some parts of that song, he is drumming so fast that it's seems that he's drumming slowly.
Yeah thats a good song, but whats up with pushing his fingers into his eyes? anyway, by preference Mick's mask is certainly the coolest to make, possibly a project for me to put on instructables sometime in the future. Slipknot is a pretty good band, as well as godsmack, korn, pantera, papa roach, disturbed, seether, breaking benjamin, and others.
he pushes his fingers into his eyes coz its the only thing that slowly stops the ache...(duh!) haha ye, i havnt been proply into metal since i was in year 7 but i love metal drumming
Ironic, im 7th going into 8th
I've given up on metal. I don't really like it any more. But if you like the instructable, please rate.
i've just learnt all the drum parts for duality :) wait and bleed's awsum aswell! those two are actualy probably my favourites! haha
looks good
thanks. Please rate if you like.
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