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Picture of Masquerade Mask DIY
If you need a last minute Halloween costume, look no further. I found inspiration from various places like Free People and Screaming Mimi’s (of which this DIY is based) and figured out a way to get the chic look for less. I wanted to recreate this intricate mask with things you’d find at home in your craft cupboard. This way you can save major money and have fun at the same time. (A great thing about a mask is that it’s not just for Halloween— if you have any other holiday masquerades or costume parties in the next few months, you can use this mask!)

Check out my blog for the gold glitter mask version!
 
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Step 1:

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You’ll need tulle or sheer fabric (I used tulle), fabric scissors, ribbon, black fabric paint, saran wrap, tape and my mask template that can be downloaded here.

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Print out the template and place on table. Then tape a piece of plastic wrap over it. Cut out your tulle to at least 10″x5″ and tape on top of plastic wrap.

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Make sure everything is taped down securely and start tracing the black part of the template with fabric paint. Let it dry overnight.  Gently peel tulle away from saran wrap.

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Cut out around the mask, including eyeholes.

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Cut two pieces of ribbon 20″ each. Spread a little fabric glue on the tips and attach them to the mask. Let dry 1-2 hours. (You can trim the strands shorter if you like, just make sure it will tie around your head before cutting!)
thehbird3 months ago
Well I knew puff paint was amazing but wow
evacooper made it!4 months ago

followed your idea.

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pie popper6 months ago

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I went to a masquerade dance last spring and was able to make a mask both for me and my friend!

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garling379 months ago
love this idea thanks for sharing it...
Keznaa1 year ago
So the Tulle didn't itch or irritate your face? What other kind of material would you recommend if you had sensitive skin. I want to make thus for my niece but I'm not sure if a 5 year Olds skin would do well with scratchy materials.
poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
sprinklesprings (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
Thanks! (And thanks for letting me know I'm a finalist lol!)
Gorgeous! I saw this on pinterest weeks ago, and am so glad you published it here. I had thought to try it, using liquid latex to adhere it directly to my temples instead of using a ribbon. I'll let you know if I try it out!
I wouldn't recommended liquid latex but rather "spirit gum" it is a theatrical adhesive and can be found at any costume shop this time of year
sprinklesprings (author)  SWV17871 year ago
I tried it with eyelash glue and it worked perfectly if you have that as well. Here is the link for that post: http://sprinklesinsprings.com/2012/09/delicate-glitter-masquerade-mask.html
mjursic1 year ago
I teach a Grade 7-8 class in Toronto, Canada. This is going right into my art program in a couple of weeks. THANKS!
sprinklesprings (author)  mjursic1 year ago
Wow, that's great! I'd love to see photos after your class makes them! You can post them to my fb page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sprinkles-in-Springs/146762998696304
That looks so cool, and it sounds simple enough that even a non-artist like me might be able to accomplish it. By the by, it kind of looks like you have a henna tattoo instead of a mask. Really neat. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks! Yes, it's so easy anyone can do it. And you're right- it does kind of look like henna, how funny!
ildegiron1 year ago
This is a very apropriate mask for such a beautiful face: it hides almost nothing.

Cheers
jreefer11 year ago
I'd run out and do this right now...
I so love this! Thank you for sharing. I think I may try this one soon.
I just love this! I have no reason to wear it, but I want one and I want to wear it all the time!
Lorddrake1 year ago
simple, yet brilliant.
l8nite1 year ago
thats thinking outside the box !
wow. nice mask.
This is fantastic - what a neat way to make a mask! :D