Final costume

I am so pleased with my final outcome. I think it captures the character I envisioned perfectly. However, if I was going to do this again or had more time id try casting in different more lightweight materials for the mask. I trust the jesmonite is strong enough and therefore durable but as it’s attached to the horned headdress the weight pulls the full headdress downwards and so isn’t as practical as it could be especially as my play involves a lot of dancing.

In future id like to keep experimenting with latex and really push the material to its limits. Id like to try using a lightweight foam filler in a latex shell to create a solid latex mask so it holds its structure but weight next to nothing. Id have to experiment with different mould making processes if I wished to cast in latex rather than make the mould from it. All explorations I am very much looking forward too.

 

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