Introduction: Led Uv Costume Gas Mask

Its sad i need to add a disclaimer due to several messages I've received over the last few weeks and over the years this is a costume piece this has no filtration system whatsoever the UV LEDs do not kill germs they do not prevent or destroy viruses all they do is light up the glow in the dark paint that you are adding to the mask if any please do not comment asking how well this works against covid-19 or how well this works against filtering anyting the first step in making this mask is to remove the actual filters so therefore all of the dust particles in the air will still come through the UV does nothing is not strong enough to do anything other than light-up glow in the dark paint. If this was a practical someone would already be making and selling it

I started with the typical $5 Chinese gas mask you can find online like ebay or amazon and pretty much all the steampunk / cyber goth/ cyber punk type gas masks are made from these then resold for $30 - $200.

the first thing i did was remove the stock filters and trace them onto a piece of disposable grill liner, then cut out 2 circles of mesh with a pair of wire cutters. once i made sure they were the right size i glued them inside of the caps/ lid to the mask with some gorrilla glue, the foam helped keep it in, just make sure you don't use to much or it get into the mesh and makes it look all messy. once that was done i went about making the led circuits i used 2 cr 2032 batterys + clips, 3 black light uv leds, 1 large blue led a double pull double throw switch with a center off position then i used some per circuit board. i also used uv paint on the grills of the mask, some red paint on the center vent hole to paint the molded in cross, then a handful of spikes and small accent pieces.

i made this for under $20 counting all the electronic components paint spikes and mask

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