Introducing Barbara and Adam Maitland!

Every year for Halloween I usually take a face/sex altering route.  One year I was an old man complete with the liquid latex face and all.  This year after some inspiration from Pinterest I decided that Matt and I would be the Maitlands, and the peach fuzz on my face would get a break from being ripped out at the end of the night.

Here are the majority of the materials that I used for these masks.  The other materials that I used will be in the upcoming steps and I will point them out.  Some steps can more than likely be modified for ease, but this was my first time making masks, so I had to learn the hard way!
  • Plaster of Paris (aka, MAGIC/LIFESAVING SAUCE)
  • Vinyl spackling (probably not necessary, in hindsight)
  • Masking tape
  • Newspaper
  • Plaster wrap
  • Model Magic

Step 1: Forming the Masks

You just have to dive in! I started with two foam toy "hard hats" as a base to build off of. Then, I searched our apt. to see what materials we already had that I could use.  I ended up sacrificing two metal s'more skewers to form her jawline, which was totes worth it no matter how much I loved that s'mores kit. From there I used newspaper and masking tape to build up each mask and position everything as best I could.  I also used model magic and a foam cone to form Adam Maitlands stretched out nose.
 New Materials Used:
  • 2 Toy foam hard hats
  • Metal skewers
  • Foam cone
<p>These are great! These are the best costumes I've ever seen for these characters, and most true to the designs. I will certainly be borrowing your model for my costume. Thanks so much for sharing your process and giving such great tips. </p>
Thank you so much! I worked very hard on them and was super proud, so that means a lot :D <br><br>Good luck on your own adventure! :)
<p>Very well done, and very well documented.</p>
Thank you! :D
Beetle Juice! Beetle Juice! Beetle Juice!
This is absolutely fantastic! Really cool &amp; well-made costumes!
Thank you Alanna! :D
very cool!
Thank you!! :)
Fantasic work!
Thank you so much! I had so much fun doing it, I'm looking for excuses to pick up a new project asap haha :D
Beetle juice movie &lt;3

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