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An Alien Mask Based on a Lanternfish? Sure – Why not?
My alien mask is a little weird, but the 12-year old kid next door says it’s pretty cool, too. 🙂
This was a fun, easy project, and the lanternfish eyes on the mask would make it impossible to ignore, either on the street or at a party. It isn’t a fast project, though, because there are a lot of times during the build that you have to let it get dry.
Don’t tell anyone, but I intended to make a mask of that deep-sea fish with a mouth full of needle-like teeth and a lighted thingy dangling on a pole in front of him. It would have been a very scary mask, but for an older crowd into all things weird, it would be a lot of fun. They’re called lanternfish occasionally, but their real name is anglerfish.
Then I saw photos of the real lanternfish, with his huge lighted eyes, and I knew I had to make a mask like that, instead. (I may have taken a few creative liberties… 🙂 )
Links to stuff mentioned in the video:
- Cooked paper mache paste recipe.
- My original paper mache clay recipe.
- “Fairy Lights” – the LED lights I used in the mask (they came with six sets. I used two of them for this project, and two for the skulls in my last video).
- WED clay (any modeling clay works, but this is the kind I happen to like best).
- How to Make a Mask video.
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