Last week I asked for some ideas for Halloween masks, and I received over a hundred exciting suggestions!
I spent hours going over the list here on the blog and out on YouTube, and finally chose the Murder Hornet mask idea from Baba Daza, one of our YouTube subscribesr.
There were so many great ideas on the list, both for masks and sculptures, that they could keep me busy for a year! I’ll be doing more of them, as soon as I can. Thanks to everyone who sent in their ideas!
So, why did I choose a Murder Hornet for this Halloween mask?
- Murder hornets are kind of scary. That seems appropriate for a Halloween mask.
- When you look closely, they have beautiful faces, but all the shapes are fairly simple and easy to sculpt.
- They’re black and orange – perfect colors for Halloween.
- They look like something that a movie character designer would come up with – but they might put balls on the end of the antennas.
I started with a bowl turned upside down, added aluminum foil and hot glue, then applied one layer of paper strips and paste.
Then I added a thin layer of paper mache clay.
In the next video I’ll smooth the surface with a paper-thin layer of joint compound, then paint him.
I’m only making the murder hornet’s head…
But if you make the whole hornet, with all his body segments attached, please let us see how it comes out!
And for an even crazier bug mask, watch the video series about a cicada mask, starting here. This mask is sort of a bug, sort of an alien – made with epoxy clay. And this one is definitely not a bug – but it’s really weird. ?