To make this mask as realistic as possible, I decided to make it out of latex. There are a lot of special materials required for this. I got all of mine from Monster Makers
, whom you know I love. It's one-stop shopping from a very helpful shop in Ohio that specializes in making only superrad stuff.
I happened to have a plaster cast of my own face, but this could also be done on a styrofoam head with the prominent features mapped out to match your own. Using my own face allowed me to follow the contours more closely to create shapes that would look like my own natural aging.
I gathered some reference photos to help me along, and sculpted on top of my face cast with plastalina clay. Here you can see my first rough sculpt, followed by some refining I did. Since I was going to cast this in latex, I knew that every detail was important.