Picture of Scary Mask
Make this scary mask! It's easier than it looks.

Step 1: Materials

You'll need:
  • A styrofoam head or a cast of your face
  • Wed clay (I love Monster Makers)
  • sculpting tools
  • Thermoplastic like Wonderflex or something similar. Plaster bandages will also work.
  • Cheesecloth and Ping pong balls for eyes
  • White glue
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Heat gun
  • Wig
  • Baseball cap or something similar
  • Paints and brushes- acrylics work fine
  • Zip ties
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WilliamD174 months ago

for those of you wondering this is a Red Jack mask designed by Erich Lubatti

Love the design, and I had very little difficulty adapting it for a Ryuk* mask (only minor differences like slightly different wig, no hat, and slightly different paint job--the neck is separate) . However, I have a bit of a beginner question. I am using a Styrofoam head form as a base, but the clay seems to be cracking. I tried once just soaking it and covering it, and the cracks went away, but then they came back when it dried. Should I be using a thicker layer of clay or is it something else?


ffrisell made it!1 year ago

Thanks Scoochmaroo for this brilliant idea for a halloween mask! Me and the kids loved making our simple version of it. My daughter used for the "Shockholm Halloween parade 2013" (in Stockholm obviously.) It was a big success!

ffrisell1 year ago
Me and the kids made our own version of this great mask. We didn't come close to the craftmanship of your maskbut it turned out scary enough. Not sure how to post our picture of it though...
thanos651 year ago
That is so creepy, love it.
mslaynie1 year ago
Is it bad that I want to have dinner with you to pick your brains, or maybe have a craft day? OOh, I know, a crafting afternoon with mixed drinks and lots of laughter!!

This is phenomenal, but then again, most stuff you do is!
I actually just came across the words 'wonderflex' and 'fosshape' after watching "Heroes of Cosplay". Is it very expensive to purchase and how simple is it to use?
That my dear friend looks like the mad hatter only MADDER!!!!
madenairy3 years ago
never mind the kids! thats scaring me, and im 31!
tinker2343 years ago
what type of wig did you use he is very creepy
rjordan-13 years ago
is it just me or does this mask look like it would be from a Tim Burton movie?
it does
tinker2343 years ago
wow a 7ft tall man in a pinstripe suit would make children scream
U4563 years ago
If somebody were in that mask and go loo loo loolooo would you laugh or be scared?
If the purpose of this is scary the people.

You have achieve it, LOL.
Really This mask give me goosebumps!
shantaram6 years ago
Creative people are just the best....
You are so ugly.
BraisedDuck4 years ago
that mask is going to scare th crap out of some three yr olds
diannagail4 years ago
How do you see out? This is so cool!!!!
scoochmaroo (author)  diannagail4 years ago
The eyes are made of a material called buckram. It's like a stiff mesh. If you get up close, you can see that they're mesh, but from a distance you can't. And it's easy to see through!
diannagail4 years ago
Do you think something similar could be made with paper mache?
scoochmaroo (author)  diannagail4 years ago
grundisimo5 years ago
this is AWESOME!!!!!
broken_eko5 years ago
talk about scary, this thing's like the mad hatter from hell! great detail in your guide
finfan76 years ago
I just want the hat. That is an awesome hat.
scoochmaroo (author)  finfan75 years ago
Did you ever end up making the hat?  It's sooo easy.  I recommend you give it a shot for Halloween, if you haven't already!
oh god your avatar is the creepiest loop EVER!!!!
Hephestus5 years ago
if were to sell this mask or make another one to sell how much would you want for it?
Jedistruth6 years ago
wow that is really creepy
scoochmaroo (author)  Jedistruth6 years ago
goosezilla6 years ago
Awesome! Also, I know some people who put celophane over their clay sculpts and then make multiple paper mache forms. It's a bit longer to set than the technique shown here, but also very effective.
csmiler6 years ago
I'm lucky!I don't need a mask to freak people out!
Awesome mask!
OMG! That look amazing! When I first saw it, it reminded me of a Tim Burton style character. Good job, I'm definitely wanting to try this!
Wow, same thing I thought. Guess its not just me.
yeah, me too
That's what I was thinking Oh and 5/5 stars. High-five.
nave6 years ago
hahaha its slash...
Skreetsha6 years ago
Holy ....! Thats awesomely scary and cool at the same time. 5 stars :D
hey it's top hat slash XD! nice best mask I have ever seen!.
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