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.