It’s that time of year again! The time when all your obligations and hopes and dreams go down a dark hole because the new season of Game of Thrones is right around the corner. With that said, we are going to make a Game of Thrones inspired crow’s mask.
Game of Thrones throws around crow imagery as often as characters die. Which is like pretty flipping often. Three eyed crows (well ravens in the tv series) are recurring. And what are the night’s watch called? Crows. Hell yeah. Crows.
Anyways — we are going to be making this badass mask.
Some things we’ll need:
First, rub your face in vaseline.
Because its really really fun.
This is to prevent the plaster from becoming a permanent fixture.
Concentrate on the eyebrows and areas with hair.
Cut the gauze into strips.
Dip the strips in water once to moisten. This part is a bit tricky because there is a sweet spot where the gauze will stick to the face perfectly. Too much water and it becomes a glop pile.
Time to mummify yourself! I’m doing a half mask and avoiding the eye area as much as possible.
Its much easier to go back and forth — right and left to create a symmetrical mask.
You can also use foil to create a beak but thats not on our agenda today.
This is an experimental crow.
When the mask is done (10-20 minutes), slowly peel away from the face.
Wait overnight for the mask to fully dry.
Prep the feathers. Look at which way the feather naturally curves and determine whether or not that will go on the right or left side of the mask.
Glue the feathers to the mask. Try to glue in the same direction.
I fanned out my feathers which gives the mask a much more structured look.
Layer and glue smaller pieces to fill in the gaps. If necessary, sharpie the visible plaster.
When the mask is done, adhere the ribbon with tape and reinforce it multiple times.
And we are done!
It might be a bit more avant garde than expected but never the less — a beautiful, delicate crow’s mask.
I can’t wait for the new season of Game of Thrones!
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