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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.
Elastic Bands
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?

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
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"
alfpwns6 years ago
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PineapplebobTheGreat (author)  alfpwns6 years ago
okay, that is an opinion
just sayin' runs off to listen to Paridise city
PineapplebobTheGreat (author)  alfpwns6 years ago
yeah, whatever... *runs off to listen to Duality*
*feuer frei*
Slipknot is awesome and the Jonas Bros can (random explicit mumbling) Best song is The Nameless... I have all there CD's (on iPod) and can recite all the band members and there instruments and there Cd's from memory. I am also working on obtaining Crowz (2nd Cd from MFKR, also unreleased)
spudling9 Azor5 years ago
do you have mfkr with donnie,anders,josh and the gang?
Azor spudling95 years ago
I was working ok getting it but, no offence to slipknot, the album kind of sucks. Slipknot is just not that good with out corey and the gang..... Killers are quiet is an alright song though.....
spudling9 Azor5 years ago
no I agree compleitly I don't think that Anders is as good of a singer as Corey it's just kinda rare and thats the only reason that people want it. XD I would miss Jim, Sid,Chris, and Corey if they went back to the original line-up. And one more thing Do nothing has RnB Jazz which sucks. It's just not their style
we have all heard it and most people I know hated it. And axl rose ruined it basically...
I dont hate it i like it
lets not forget the greatest industrial metal band in the world. *turns on Ipod to listen to ' Nobodys real' P.S. best listened to when neighbors complain about the 'Noise'
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Hmmm slipknot owns Psychosocial
WTHAI alfpwns6 years ago
Not that I like slipknot all too much, but there is no way that GNR is better. The grating squeal that is Axl Rose's voice is the worst thing to happen to the music industry since barry manilow. Finck should have stuck with NIN. but if you're actually into slipknot, I guess this kind of project would appeal to you. Good job.
PineapplebobTheGreat (author)  WTHAI6 years ago
Thanks, and this can also make a good halloween mask too.
sstarrm5 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 Jamalam6 years ago

Hey, if you like, could you give it a vote?
okay, done!!!
leeboy095 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 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!
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