Minecraft Enderman Mask
Approx. build time 15-30 minutes
Tools you’ll need for this project:
1 Small to Medium Sized Cardboard Box
1 Roll Black Duct Tape or Black Spray Paint
1 Roll White Duct Tape or White Spray Paint
Box Cutter or X-Acto Knife
Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Box
Find a box that fits head well
Step 2: Fit
Rest box all the way down on head and mark box approx. 1″-2″ above shoulders
Step 3: Cut
Cut excess cardboard all the way around till the box rests on head without hitting shoulders (save this excess as it will be used inside to make a headband).
Step 4: Headband
Create headband by taping each corner like shown in the picture above.
Step 5: Fit Headband
Test fit the headband on head, it should be snug.
Step 6: Glue Headband
Glue Headband to inside top of box with hot glue
Step 7: Test Fit
Once glue dries, test fit on head and press down on the top of head for a snug fit. Make sure head moves box without touching shoulders.
Step 8: Mark & Measure for Eye Holes
With box on head, use a ruler to best measure to the center of eyes and mark, take box off head and draw a line on the box above and below the mark so that the cuts will be centered on the eyes.
Step 9: Cut Eye Holes
Cut rectangular eye holes out and test on head for visibility.
Step 10: Check Visibility
After initial cut I found the eye’s were too far apart so I had to cut them further toward the center in order to give good visibility.
Step 11: Wrap or Paint Box Black
Now its time to begin wrapping the box in Black Duct Tape. I started at the top and used strips that overlapped the edge by about 1″.
Step 12: Wrap Sides
Once the top is complete, begin wrapping sides using roll of duct tape, cut each row and start next row to keep lines even.
Step 13: Complete Wrap & Cut Out Eye Holes
Complete entire wrap, then cut out eye holes with x-acto knife or box cutter using an X from corner to corner of eyeholes allowing you to push tape into eye holes for a cleaner look.
Step 14: White Duct Tape or Paint
Center white strip of duct tape on eye hole and place to edge of mask on each side.
Step 15: Cut Eye Holes
Once again cut eye holes in X pattern and push tape into eye holes.
Step 16: Finish Mask
Your mask is complete check final fit and finish on child’s head and make any necessary adjustments.
Step 17: Complete the Costume
Round out your Minecraft Enderman costume with a black long sleeve shirt, black pants, black shoes, and black gloves, and enjoy your DIY Minecraft costume!