This is my second step-by-step tutorial on making a mask but I believe this one is much simpler than the Corvo one. This was for my redux Halloween costume this year but decided to add the mask portion for this Instructables. I hope you all enjoy and, possibly, make this mask one day!
(NOTE: This is only a full face mask, not an over-the-head mask. Hat, dress, and shoes not included in tutorial... Neither is the knife.)
Step 1: Gathering Items
For this tutorial you will need to obtain the following items:
A foam head (I got mine at a wig store)
Plaster bandages (at a craft store such as Alard's or possibly Michael's)
Activa Fast Mache (Or any other brand of papier mache)
Inks (red, orange, and yellow), food dye works just as well
Paintbrushes (not the makeup brushes shown)
Newspaper or plastic tablecloth (so you keep a clean workstation)
Step 2: Prepping the head
To begin, start by gluing down the styrofoam head to a stable base, such as a block of wood or other object so it does not wobble when you are wrapping it. Then begin by wrapping your styrofoam head in the plastic wrap, making sure to wrap it as tightly as possible and getting the entire head and neck area. This will ensure that you will be able to cover your entire face with the mask when it is prepared. The added use of pins and hot glue will help hold down any loose pieces that stick out too much.
(EDIT: Not shown in the image, I added some cloth over the front of the head and face to round it out and then wrapped that up in extra cling wrap to add more volume to the head so it will have more of the 'bubblehead' look)