Step 1: Supplies
- Foam board 16x20 -(Although this can be substituted for any sturdy medium, such as cardboard, I highly recommend using foam board. It's lightweight, durable, easy to cut and work with and you should be able to find a good size piece for under $10)
- Fur - For the mask, you will not need as much as I have pictured. Go to your local craft store and see if you can find them in the 9x12 sheets. It's much cheaper, and you can choose from a few different colors. 3 sheets should be more than enough for the mask.
- Ruler - Used for measuring and making cuts in the foam board. I recommend a metal ruler, but it isn't mandatory.
- Masking tape - Highly essential. Used for adding durability and shape to the frame of your mask.
- Cutting Tool - I use an X-acto knife, but anything with a sharp blade will do, such as a box cutter.
- Needle/Thread - This is for sewing the beanie to the foam board for one of the later steps. You don't have to have any sewing skills to do this, I am proof of that! But if you aren't comfortable with using this, you can always hot glue the cap to the foam board.
- Hot Glue Sticks/Gun - I cannot stress how important this is. You will need a lot of glue sticks, mostly for fur attachment. Just make sure you get more than enough, they aren't very costly. I found a pack of 20 at the dollar store for a dollar and it was enough for the entire project.
- Beanie Hat - This will be sewed to the foam board to give it a secure fit to your head. I found one at the dollar store for a dollar.
- Elastic Bands - Another dollar store special. Used to make the jaw movable.
- T-shirt/Fabric - used for giving the mask skin and structure. Don't get anything special, it won't be worth it in the long run. Something cheap will do, but I do recommend stretchable fabric.
- Model Magic/Clay - You will need very little of this. If you can substitute it for anything else, feel free to.
- Rebar Wire - You will need very little of this also. If you choose to substitute it, make sure that your substitution is very sturdy!
- Super Glue - Not necessary, but could prove useful.
- Leather Scraps - Got this at my local craft store for around $3 for an entire bag of scraps. Makes the ears, nose, and mouth look more realistic.