Hi-di-o fellow instructables users!

The other week I made a dragon mask that used dry ice to spit smoke for class, and (per the usual) I had for hours to do it! Now some of you may say "It took you four whole hours to make that?" Let me be the first to tell you this isn't as easy as it seems, and honestly if I hadn't had a lovely partner (*see girl Modeling dragon mask) then I doubt this would have went so well.

This head is made of a healthy mixture of materials including:

Wire mesh

an old bed sheet

Newspaper Comics (RIP my collection)

Oven Bake Clay




Wire coat hangers

Masking tape


Tools used included

heat gun (or the hairdryer on steroids) optional

hot glue gun


wire cutters

a clean and a dirty pair of hands ( this can be one pair of hands, but will take much longer)

Step 1: Metal Head

Because both my partner and I had our hands full during this process we didn't actually take any pictures of how to do it, however here is a link to Dan the Monster Man's youtube channel which shows you how to do it.

We found our mesh at hobby lobby, but it's sold at any craft store. Some tips while doing this is be very careful. This stuff is pokey and can cut you, so try folding any sharp edges outward before putting it on your head. Also it needs to be comfortable enough that you can wear it without pinching but at the same time tight enough not to fall off.

<p>Awesome. I noticed you use both paper mach and cloth. Why do you use one method rather than the other?</p>
<p>Cloth mache can give textures that paper just can't. I also think it's more time effective because you put on whole sheets at once. Theoretically you could use plaster to make similar textures, I just didn't have any.</p>
<p>Thanks. I'll have to try cloth on my next project.</p>

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Bio: I am a student at Berry College. Most of these projects are created at Hackberry Lab for Creative Technology classes.
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