Introduction: How to Contruct and Paint a Death Eater Mask

This for me was on the fly and no time and no money. So paper mache was out.

1. Made paper template using my husband's face :D
2. Cut out main face and nose out of Duck Clothe
3. Painted base color on the face and nose pieces
4. attached nose pieces with hot glue gun
5. penciled in design to get a sense
6. cut out eyes and area under nose pieces
7. painted more layers to the base without detail
8. painted final detail
9. sprayed final coat of lacquer
10. glued board on the back in the forehead area to keep the mask from curving too much around the face when worn
11. attach a head band to make it wearable with hot glue gun (the best device EVER). 
12. Made singular hoods. Too hot here in TX to have full on capes.
13. Final product is light, breathable and wears easily.

Pretty stoked about the finished product.
CHEERS

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joe.esq1 (author)2011-07-21

"hot glue gun (the best device EVER)"
I have to disagree, a Dremmel is the best device ever!
Besides that, sweet 'ible, very nice painting skills!

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tech dawg (author)joe.esq12012-06-08

i totally agree!

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kieshar (author)joe.esq12011-11-06

Wisdom. :)

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jessyratfink (author)2011-11-13

I love that you were able to get so much detail out of the materials you used. Some of the best Death Eater masks I've seen!

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kieshar (author)jessyratfink2011-11-18

O_o Wow, thank you very much. I'm very happy how they worked out.

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scoochmaroo (author)2011-07-19

Wow, really well done! I +1 Tin.Man's comment too. I've had luck in the past with papier mache masks made out of just paper towels and glue actually. Wood glue is the strongest.

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kieshar (author)scoochmaroo2011-11-06

Whoh, wood glue? How did it hold up to humidity? Like from your mouth and sweat? That is interesting.

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scoochmaroo (author)kieshar2011-11-07

Wood glue is amazingly sturdy. Once it's set, it's set!

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Trainiac (author)2011-09-16

Lovely every time i search for "death eater mask" I always think yours is a real molded kind of mask so i always click it xD
If only i had patience and the stuff to make it with :/

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kieshar (author)Trainiac2011-11-06

XD Crazy how that works. Really kind of cool that it comes off 3-D. Hope you find something that works for you.

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Mermaid716 (author)2011-10-26

You Rock! I think that is a very crafty and professional looking job. Nice mask!

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kieshar (author)Mermaid7162011-11-06

Wow! Thanks so much. I really enjoy painting effects like this so I am so glad it worked out the way it did.

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Tin.Man (author)2011-07-14

That's an awesome paint job you did! They look great!! You should scan them onto your computer and share them so other people can print out and use your awesome design!

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kieshar (author)Tin.Man2011-07-15

that's a good idea. I'll do that.

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Tin.Man (author)kieshar2011-07-19

Awesome! Also this is the costume I was checking out your instructable for >> https://www.instructables.com/id/Harry-Potter-Classy-Death-Eater-Costume/ I wish I had had time to make one of your masks!

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sunshiine (author)2011-07-18

Very good! Thanks for sharing. I am anxious to see more!

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insomniaSAH (author)2011-07-12

Awesome, for low budget :D

I'm curious what these would have turned out like on a more 3-D base (like a modded mask mold) - you have excellent painting ability. Great job!

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kieshar (author)insomniaSAH2011-07-14

You and me both. I usually stay away from making masks because you could get as complicated and detailed as you want and I am anal about stuff like that. Buffet before the starving. I guess in some ways it was nice to be limited and see where that takes you.  Like a challenge I guess. I just updated the rest of the images since I completed the masks. However, it takes a while for my page to refresh so I attached the final image to you.   Thanks for your words. It really made my day. :D</p>

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