Terror Bird Mask




A mask based off of a terror bird. Made in 2009. I lived in Toronto and had a membership to the Royal Ontario Museum. My favorite section to visit was the dinosaur exhibit. After some initial photos and internet research I came up with this design. The wings are roughly to scale of what they would have been on this prehistoric creature. To make it a bit more surrealistic I kept the head as a skeleton and had a human heart protruding from the top.

- Skull, wings, tongue and heart carved out of Ethafoam
- Covered with Polar Fleece using 3M spray glue and airbrushed
- Hallowed eyes heat molded from sheet styrene


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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I worked at a mascot production facility for a couple years. That's how I learned.
    The closest thing I have to a lesson are these two instructables:
    - this having the stills and video of the process

    this has the same video, but I have a longish comment there that explains more


    Let me know if you have any other questions.
    I am slowly working on a step by step of the cat one.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Incredible. You're just going to have to make a new mask now with full step-by-step because we are all dying to see one!

    The black material for the skull - is that foam? Did you carve it into shape?

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I have pictures for all the steps in the Zombie Cat mask, I just need to write them all out. I made this one back in 2009 and unfortunately these were the only in progress pics I took. I have started documenting my latest ones at every step, so there will be lots to share in the future.

    The black material is Ethafoam. I prefer it in black too since it's easier to see the form when you're carving it.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, this is great - I'd *love* to see more details of the actual Making process, though.