This year was the first year I attended the Labyrinth of Jareth masquerade ball in Los Angeles. Creating a mask for it was an amazing experience that I look forward to doing again and again - because honestly, once you've made one mask, you're going to start getting ideas for more. My great friend Abby - an experienced maskmaker with a shop at Etsy that sells her fabulous creations - helped me figure out the nitty gritty of maskmaking along the way. Here's a pictorial overview of all the fun!
Neoprene was stitched to the mask through these holes, with Mod Podge used for extra stability. Some much-needed facial padding was glued around the nose and forehead area. As a last minute touch, pieces of sheer fabric were glued into the eye areas (because nothing is more terrifying than an eyeless wolf...actually, an eyeless anything moving with purpose in the right lighting can be pretty intimidating).