Motorcycle Riding Facemask

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About: I live with my wife and children in Fort Worth, TX. We enjoy day-trips and junk stores. I'm a firm believer that homemade food tastes better and I love to try new recipes. When I can, I like to head out to t...

When I ride my motorcycle, I usually wear a full face helmet with a drop down face shield.

While this is really effective with keeping dust and bugs out of my face, it gets pretty hot.

I have a half helmet that I wear sometimes, but then I end up with bugs and dust. Quite the conundrum.

I have seen face masks for sale before, but I'm cheap and I really wanted something besides the standard skull mask. So as usual, I decided to make something.

As always, thanks for reading!

Step 1: Fabric

I decided to use an old t-shirt for the material, as I have plenty of them and the stretchy, lightweight fabric will be perfect for a mask.

Step 2: Make It.

I slit the shirts up the back.

Then I squared the materials.

At this point, I wrapped the shirt around my face to estimate size.

After determining the rough size, I trimmed the ends and cut it into a triangle shape.

After that, I simply laid the first one over the second piece of t-shirt and used it as a template.

I used a marker to draw a mouth on the first one I made, but I was pretty unhappy with it.

Time to make the next one better!

Step 3: Make It Better!

I traced the bottom of a Guy Fawkes mask onto some plain printer paper and cut the design out with a razor blade.

I used machine washable stick stick glue to attach the template to the mask.

I had some fabric paint leftover from another project. Technically, you could use brush on paint or regular oil based spray paint.

I sprayed it and let it dry. Afterward, I removed the paper and washed it on gentle to removed the glue.

Step 4: Wear It!

When you have a nice clean mask, put it on and fire up your bike. It ties at the back like a do-rag. Go for a ride and enjoy the non buggy/non dusty-ness of your ride, while at the same time enjoying the wind in your face!

By the way, please don't walk into a bank with this thing on........ I don't think they would appreciate it.

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    Impressive, very nice.

    going to make one for my brother. thanks for sharing

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    don57

    1 year ago

    I think most Americans would be surprised to discover the the real Guy Fawkes was not the romantic anti-hero we see in V for Vendetta. Today he would be called a religious-terrorist for his failed plot to blow up Parliament.

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    I simply chose the mask because it looked interesting. Thanks for checking out my instructable.

    Sorry I wasn't trying to criticize your mask, it's actually a very cool project. Just an observation that the English view Guy Fawkes as a bit of a buffoon and of course burn him in effigy every November fifth, amazing what one movie can do.

    His face has been chosen to represent something other than his original message though. I would conclude that due to that fact, a Guy Fawkes mask no longer represents anti-Church of England/pro-Catholic but now represents anti-oppression.

    That's the case at least in 'Murica.

    Cleverly executed! Post a photo of your wife's too (if she has one).

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    Thanks! I haven't made one for her yet. I will have to find out what face she wants. I have a feeling Guy Fawkes ain't gonna cut it.