Introduction: Mardi Gras Mask

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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.


kabir_shayer (author)2013-10-22

Its nice but, Realy nice,,,,,,,,,,, But I am objecting to you that you have to explain the complete work you done on it, Step by Step....... Tc

LucDaRocka1 (author)2012-06-28

From Louisiana?

themadjeweler (author)2011-10-16

You have very pretty eyes :D

Chek (author)2011-04-21

Wow. That is really impressive looking. I wouldn't have thought of filling a transparent form with a 3D material. The effect is much better than anything you could achieve with a painted or printed pattern, with a better, less structured appearance than just attaching objects directly to the mask.

It makes me wonder what other materials you could fill it with for texture.

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