How to Make Twisty the Clown's Mask

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About: Hello! I am a psychology student from Belgium. I hope you'll enjoy my tutorials! :)

This tutorial will show you how to make a mask inspired by Twisty the clown from the tv show American horror story! :)

(I apologise for any mistakes in my English, I am from Belgium)

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Step 1: You Will Need...

-Black, beige and cherry red Fimo clay (or any other kind of polymer clay)

-A sharp knife, a toothpick or a needle

-Black and copper brown paint (or crushed chalk)

-Paint brushes

-Dollar store plaster mask

-Tin foil

-Scissors

-Hot glue gun or blue tack

(Optional)

-Polymer clay Polish or clear nail polish

-Red food coloring

Step 2:

Start by cutting the mask right beneath the cheekbone and trim off the excess if necessary (my mask was very large, I had to trim off a lot of plaster).

If needed, make a quick drawing of Twisty's mouth (make sure it fits the mask).

Take half of your beige clay and roll it out. Cut out each tooth (as shown in the pictures), then soften the edges with the stick of your paintbrush.

Step 3: Adding Details...

Carve small indents with a needle in each tooth and lightly paint the corner of the teeth with copper brown paint. Use a thiner brush to darken the edges with black paint.

Step 4:

Mix a little bit of beige clay with cherry red clay, roll it into a big snake then flatten the clay.

Wrap the base of each tooth in red clay to sculpt the gum. Then, trim off the excess clay.

Use black and brown paint to darken the gum until it looks creepy enough! :)

Step 5:

Make a long snake with the black clay. Sculpt the lips by lightly pressing the clay with your thumbs as shown in the pictures.

Step 6: Bake the Clay (follow Manufacturer's Instructions)

(Tips: Fold a sheet of tin foil into a curved shape (just the same size as your mask) so the mouth will bake slightly curved.)

Step 7: Finishing Touch

For this last step, I glued the mouth to the mask with some blue tack and I glazed it with clear nail polish. Then, I added a few drops of food colouring around the gum and let it dry. I also added some black paint around each tooth and I lightly painted the mask (using a dry brush).

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19kevers

3 years ago

Xavier and me we love it so much we like am

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19kevers

3 years ago

That looks sar

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G33z3

3 years ago

I love this!! By any chance can you send me a copy of the sketch? I dnt draw to well...

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ProfGenkiG33z3

Reply 3 years ago

Hello :)
Sorry I didn't keep the sketch but you can use this picture instead:


I hope this helps!

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G33z3ProfGenki

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you so much for your help! :) one more question what kind of paint did you use?

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ProfGenkiG33z3

Reply 3 years ago

You're welcome :) I used acrylic paint and crushed chalk on the teeth.

Please let me know when your mask is ready. I'd love to see the finished result :)

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rookiept

4 years ago

Hello, first of all I want to say that I loved it and wanna try to make my own. But got a question. How do the different parts attach to each other? I mean, when you bake all, in the end, how does the Teeth dont fall off and stay all together in one piece? Thanks.

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G33z3rookiept

Reply 3 years ago

By any chance do you still have the sketch she sent you? I can't draw and would love to make this mask.. ?

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ProfGenkirookiept

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

Thanks! :) The polymer clay is sticky so if you slightly press all the differents parts together, they will stay attached even stronger once the clay is baked.

I hope my instructions could help! (English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes)

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IsabelaI

3 years ago on Step 6

Hey!! Love what you did! I'm thinking of doing it myself.

I dont quite understand the tin foil part. I don't get the picture of the plaster mask and the tin foil. What's happening there?

Great step by step!!! Now,can you teach us how to make the scalp piece of Twisty's costume?

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whoovian97

4 years ago on Introduction

Hey! really liked it! I want to make it but i can't draw the mask like you! Can you send me a photo of the mask you paint so i can print it and make it please?

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ProfGenkiwhoovian97

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

Hello! Sorry I didn't keep the drawing I made, you can still print this photo to make the mask. :)

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jimmi.dixon

4 years ago

This is a great tutorial! Did you buy the mask at a local dollar store or did you find one online? I can't find one anywhere :(

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mikel.ferwerda

4 years ago

This could be very usefull for my 52 joker mask.
I dislike my mask teeth alot