Step 5: Adding Hair

I bought some long white tracks of hair to add to the mask.  I was able to sew the hair through the wool cap and the latex to build up the layers of hair from the bottom.  For the front and part in the hair, I wanted a more realistic finish.  To achieve this, I added a lace piece and ventilated pieces of hair like making a proper wig.

Ventilating is exactly like the latch kit rugs of ages ago.  You feed a loop through one hole in the lace, and pull the loose ends through the loop and tighten the knot.  This technique gave me lots of control about how the visible edges of the hair would look, and I'm really please with the final result.  

Since facial hair is usually much coarser, I needed a completely different set of hair for the moustache.  I scavenged a cheap, frizzy white wig, and sewed the hair directly through the latex.
Wow, what a great piece of work! Nice job on the paint too. Where did you get the mold for the face?
oh, it's difficult for me to finish.
Harry potter mask please!!
Congrats on this Grand Prize-winning Entry, Scooch!
Thank you! How did you know? I didn't realize it was posted anywhere?
Carleyy announced it <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Winners-Autodesk-Employee-Halloween-Contest/" rel="nofollow">here.<br> <br> C</a>an you tell us what everyone won? &nbsp;Bet the prizes were great... and I'd love to know!!!
One does not simply make a Gandalf mask. <br>Great Work!!
Scoochmaroo, you always make things look so easy!!! Well done! I may finally get the guts up to do something like this.
Thanks! I hope you do try it, it was fun!
I will I'm inspired, I'm downloading the PDF now. :) BTW you look slightly freaky in the mask, having seen your picture as your user picture for a few years now it is plain WEIRD to see you as an old man, lol
Really well done! Is this your first latex mask? Very nice sculpting. They could have used you on Cloud Atlas.
Very nice indeed! It's almost a pity my own facial hair would mess up any cast of my own face (kids today think I'm trying to&nbsp;look like Hagrid, but I was more inspired by Grizzly Adams) - and it'd make it tricky to wear. But maybe I wouldn't need to...<br> <br> A tip for those who might wish to follow in your footsteps would be <strong>PLENTY</strong> of reference photo's - not just of yourself, but 'wizards' in general <em>and</em> any ancestors/older relatives&nbsp;you're told you resemble. Or you could try and find somewhere/some software that can 'age' you electronically.<br> <br> Of course, that may be more time (and, potentially, cost) than people might be able to devote to this, but it might be worth consideration..;-)<br> <br> And finally, Scooch, could you&nbsp;re-design your glasses or try some coloured contacts, please..?
Colored contacts? My eyes are brown, so they would look super weird. What color were you thinking? I like my glasses! But my face is crooked so they look weird sometimes.
I have brown eyes, too - personally, I've always wanted a <em>really</em> bright and rich&nbsp;emerald green, with flecks of ruby and gold. I doubt they make such things (affordably), though :-(<br> <br> Whether that would suit either of us, I don't know - but the 'super weird' look&nbsp;would certainly add a dimension or 2 to your Wizard persona.<br> <br> I should have made myself clearer, but I just don't think your glasses work&nbsp;in the 'Scoochmaroo The Grey' picture - they're too 'Earth-bound', rather than being rooted in Middle Earth.
WOW, just amazing!
Seriously, Scooch. Is there anything you CAN'T do? You're one of the only people on here that seriously intimidates me. lol
I'd like to think there's nothing I won't try. To that end, before this year is out, I hope you'll be seeing a project form me that involves Arduino too - but I'm scared! :D
It should be a walk in the parc with your skills!
Amazing! So skilful.
Just WOW !
Amazing :)
This is fantastic!

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