How to make a nice flush mask
I am wokring on Yokai (the bad guy from Big Hero 6). It looks like in the movie that his mask fit really really close to his head. So I wanted mine to be as flush as possible.
I spent 2 weeks on a pepekura mask that just got worse and worse.
So I gave up on that and took a head mold I had made. I covered the head mold in vaseline. And put the worbla right on top. I shaped it to my head. My head is very lumpy.
I then cut out the eyes. I kind of eye balled this. Ohhh.
Once that was done I did some wet sanding with 800 grit to try to get it smooth, super smooth.
I used an opaque projector to get the lines right on the mask. I set it up in my bathroom. And traced away. An opaque projector is a awesome little gizmo.
I painted 1 coat of cheap-o white paint. 3 coats of fancy satin white paint. 3 coats of the red and black in poster paint. And then 3 coats of glossy enamel.
Below is the inside of the mask. I hot glued some gold reflective sunglasses lenses on the inside. I also contact cemented some craft foam around the edge, so the mask can kind of breath, and doesn't get to sweaty. I also used some terraflex scraps to add some D-ring on the inside to attatch the loop so I can wear it. I think it worked ok. I would give this make a high 'C'. I have a group cosplay with this character in November, so I will re do it.
Below is how this masks looks at its first convention.