Introduction: Mardi Gras Mask
my friend threw a mardi gras party this saturday, complete with beads and king cake. she did, however, ask that people dress up and/or wear masks. since my wardrobe has ended up consisting of, apparently, only greyscale values, i opted for the mask. i started by buying a paper mache form from the art store and cutting it down to something manageable. i then photographed and modeled the results in rhino, adding a “cage” of triangles over one eye, across and under the other. i laid out these triangles in 2d and cut them out of transparencies using my cutter. i assembled the pieces with scotch tape and filled the form with feathers. finally, i glued the shape to the base mask with some sobo and added an elastic band. a large amount of eye makeup and some heels later, i was ready for the party.
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