With something as outlandish as what has been percolating in my head, concerning the mask to accompany the barn owl ensemble, I feel it necessary to put as much planning, forethought, and research into it as possible. I ran another search for owl masks to see what the rest of the world has done, and came up with quite a few images of some really fantastic examples. Some are actually quite simple, some incredibly complex, and some aren’t even “masks” but makeup! I have found masks made from paper mache, leather, wood, metal, and plastic. I’ve decided on paper mache for my go at it, as it is a breathable material, easily sculpted, and inexpensive. I intend to wear the mask all night (or for as long as I can), so I will need something with the utmost comfort.
Take a look at these wonderful photos from across the web-verse:
This is facepaint! I believe the model’s eyes are closed. I wonder how it would look with the eyes open.
I wanted to know more about this image, but all I could find out was that the feathers have been applied to her face, like prosthetics. I think the top part is some kind of cap. Pretty amazing stuff, huh? I’m not against doing some kind of feather makeup thing, if I can figure out how to do it – it is Halloween, afterall!