Introduction: How to Make Twisty the Clown's Mask

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This tutorial will show you how to make a mask inspired by Twisty the clown from the tv show American horror story! :)

(I apologise for any mistakes in my English, I am from Belgium)

Step 1: You Will Need...

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-Black, beige and cherry red Fimo clay (or any other kind of polymer clay)

-A sharp knife, a toothpick or a needle

-Black and copper brown paint (or crushed chalk)

-Paint brushes

-Dollar store plaster mask

-Tin foil


-Hot glue gun or blue tack


-Polymer clay Polish or clear nail polish

-Red food coloring

Step 2:

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Start by cutting the mask right beneath the cheekbone and trim off the excess if necessary (my mask was very large, I had to trim off a lot of plaster).

If needed, make a quick drawing of Twisty's mouth (make sure it fits the mask).

Take half of your beige clay and roll it out. Cut out each tooth (as shown in the pictures), then soften the edges with the stick of your paintbrush.

Step 3: Adding Details...

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Carve small indents with a needle in each tooth and lightly paint the corner of the teeth with copper brown paint. Use a thiner brush to darken the edges with black paint.

Step 4:

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Mix a little bit of beige clay with cherry red clay, roll it into a big snake then flatten the clay.

Wrap the base of each tooth in red clay to sculpt the gum. Then, trim off the excess clay.

Use black and brown paint to darken the gum until it looks creepy enough! :)

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Make a long snake with the black clay. Sculpt the lips by lightly pressing the clay with your thumbs as shown in the pictures.

Step 6: Bake the Clay (follow Manufacturer's Instructions)

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(Tips: Fold a sheet of tin foil into a curved shape (just the same size as your mask) so the mouth will bake slightly curved.)

Step 7: Finishing Touch

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For this last step, I glued the mouth to the mask with some blue tack and I glazed it with clear nail polish. Then, I added a few drops of food colouring around the gum and let it dry. I also added some black paint around each tooth and I lightly painted the mask (using a dry brush).


19kevers (author)2015-12-22

Xavier and me we love it so much we like am

19kevers (author)2015-12-21

That looks sar

Benjichoun made it! (author)2015-11-01

merci beaucoup pour le tuto ;) Thanks you so much !! I made it thanks to you ;)

ProfGenki (author)Benjichoun2015-11-02

De rien :) superbe costume! Merci pour les photos je suis contente que mon tuto ait pu aider à lâcher un clown psychopathe de plus dans la nature! :D

kcblueboii made it! (author)2015-10-27

Still have a few finishing touches to do! I am using a cheap plastic mask that i cut and extending the sides out a bit with paper mache before i glue the mouth on! Not perfect but I'm proud of it.

ProfGenki (author)kcblueboii2015-10-28

It looks perfectly creepy, you did a good job! :D

G33z3 (author)2015-10-27

I love this!! By any chance can you send me a copy of the sketch? I dnt draw to well...

ProfGenki (author)G33z32015-10-27

Hello :)
Sorry I didn't keep the sketch but you can use this picture instead:

I hope this helps!

G33z3 (author)ProfGenki2015-10-27

Thank you so much for your help! :) one more question what kind of paint did you use?

ProfGenki (author)G33z32015-10-28

You're welcome :) I used acrylic paint and crushed chalk on the teeth.

Please let me know when your mask is ready. I'd love to see the finished result :)

MarkAnthony88 made it! (author)2015-10-04

Little different but followed all the steps just altered them to my mask shape.

ProfGenki (author)MarkAnthony882015-10-27

Looks great! :)

TeganB2 made it! (author)2015-10-05

Thanks for the tutorial ? I had a really hard time finding a plaster mask that would work so I got a plastic one and molded thethe inside of the face with foil and wadding and cooked it on that, once it was cool but still bendable molded it to the face. Not as kool as yours but pretty good for my first time.

ProfGenki (author)TeganB22015-10-27

Hello, sorry for my late reply.

Your mask looks really cool indeed! You did a great job especially for your first time.


AntonV7 made it! (author)2015-10-05

Very happy with mine, turned out better than I expected. Thanks a lot for this tutorial, very nice! :D

ProfGenki (author)AntonV72015-10-27

Wow it looks awesome!

You are very welcome, I am really glad you liked it. :D

(sorry for my late reply)

rookiept (author)2015-02-03

Hello, first of all I want to say that I loved it and wanna try to make my own. But got a question. How do the different parts attach to each other? I mean, when you bake all, in the end, how does the Teeth dont fall off and stay all together in one piece? Thanks.

G33z3 (author)rookiept2015-10-27

By any chance do you still have the sketch she sent you? I can't draw and would love to make this mask.. ?

ProfGenki (author)rookiept2015-02-07

Thanks! :) The polymer clay is sticky so if you slightly press all the differents parts together, they will stay attached even stronger once the clay is baked.

I hope my instructions could help! (English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes)

IsabelaI (author)2015-09-21

Hey!! Love what you did! I'm thinking of doing it myself.

I dont quite understand the tin foil part. I don't get the picture of the plaster mask and the tin foil. What's happening there?

MarilynM10 (author)2015-09-14

I bought a plastic mask can I use that

Firstdalek (author)2015-05-02

i would love to modify this for a creepy mask with fangs.

david.hess.3950 (author)2015-02-26

Great step by step!!! Now,can you teach us how to make the scalp piece of Twisty's costume?

whoovian97 (author)2015-02-03

Hey! really liked it! I want to make it but i can't draw the mask like you! Can you send me a photo of the mask you paint so i can print it and make it please?

ProfGenki (author)whoovian972015-02-07

Hello! Sorry I didn't keep the drawing I made, you can still print this photo to make the mask. :)

jimmi.dixon (author)2014-12-28

This is a great tutorial! Did you buy the mask at a local dollar store or did you find one online? I can't find one anywhere :(

ProfGenki (author)jimmi.dixon2015-01-09

Hello! :) I bought the mask at a local store, I think any white mask will do the trick. (this mask was too large and a bit heavy, I don't recommend buying the same model)

You can still find this mask online ;)

stringstretcher (author)2014-11-26

Fantastic! Great instructions.


mikel.ferwerda (author)2014-11-21

This could be very usefull for my 52 joker mask.
I dislike my mask teeth alot

ProfGenki (author)mikel.ferwerda2014-11-23

Thanks! Let me see how it turns out! :)

mnmama (author)2014-11-10

Wow, that's really creepy. I haven't seen the show, but the mask could give me nightmares all by itself! Nice effects.

ProfGenki (author)mnmama2014-11-10

Haha thank you, I must say this white plaster mask alone was already creepy!

DjPR3S (author)2014-11-10

This is sick! Nice job!

ProfGenki (author)DjPR3S2014-11-10

Thanks! :) I love your Super Mario inspired candy box dispenser, that idea is awesome!

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-11-10

Woah that masks looks perfect! I love all the little details it came out really creepy and awesome!

Thanks! :)

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Bio: Hello! I am a psychology student from Belgium. I hope you'll enjoy my tutorials! :)
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