Introduction: Making Fiberglass Masks

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Hello, this is how some friends and I made fibre glass masks, one day we decided to make some masks and have been making them since.

Things we used include:

- Clay
- Styrofoam Head
- Carving Tools,
- Plaster of Paris
- Safety Respirator
- Safety Glasses
- Fibre Glass
- Fibre Glass Resin
- Dremel
- Cutting Discs
- Paint
- Clear Coat
- Elastic Straps
- Files
- Wire Brush

Step 1: Carving

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Using referrence pictures and our imaginations, we starting piling clay onto the foam heads, forming cheeks and brows.

Step 2: Plaster of Paris

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One you've got your clay version how you want your mask, mix your plaster of Paris according to the instructions on the bag. Spray your clay with clear coat generously, ( this will stop the clay from sticking) and pour the plaster of Paris over your clay to make your mask mould.

Step 3: Cut Fibre Glass

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Using scissors, cut your fibreglass into strips making then easier to apply

Step 4: Fibreglass

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In a well ventilated area mix your resin and apply to the inside of your mould. Apply a decent layer or two of fibre glass will reapplying the resin. Do this until the desired thickness of your masked is reached.

Step 5: Pull Mask Out

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After letting it dry and cure for 24 hrs pull it out of the mould. They're May be some plaster that has stuck to the mask so using files and wire brushes to clean it up.

Step 6: Cut Off Excess Fibre Glass.

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Using a dremel to cut off excess fibreglass and giving the mask it's final shape.

Step 7: Prime and Paint

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Once everything is cleaned up. Give it a good wipe, and give it a layer of primer. Painting the masks is up to you. However you want your mask to look is how it should look. All of these masks were painted by applying layer after layer of paint. Different colours, different areas. Lots and lots of layers. Once happy with your mask give it a couple layers of clear coat.

Step 8: Demon Mask

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Step 9: Clown Mask

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Step 10: Clown Mask

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Step 11: Torture Victim Mask

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Step 12: Ogre/Orc Mask

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Step 13: Fox Mask

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Step 14: Clown Mask

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Step 15: Goblin Mask

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Step 16: Mouse Mask

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Step 17: Skull Mask

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Step 18: Attach Elastics

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Cutting little holes in the side of your mask will allow you to put your straps through them. Giving you a way to hold your mask on your head. Any other way that you can think of will work as well.

Step 19: Happy Mask Making!

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Comments

gabgra11 (author)2015-10-25

These costumes are really freaky! Great job!.

jstrut21 (author)2015-01-07

When placing the fiberglass did you use any vacuum bags or anything to press it in?

Dr.Duckhunt (author)2014-05-19

Thanks! Sorry. Haven't sold them.

Ironicsoup (author)2014-05-08

The clown mask with the blue hair is AMAZING. And do you guys sell these because if so I would buy it from you.

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