The best thing about this print? It's that when you're tired of it, you can cut out the mask bit and keep that.
Kinda brings whole new meaning to phrase "wearable art," doesn't it?
Well, Internets, it's the last Monday of October, which means that today is the last Mask Monday for this blog (until maybe next year [if I decide to bring it back, that is.]) Looking back over the past month, we've seen a lot of masks made of all sorts of different materials--leather, papier-mâché, plastic, and so on. But I couldn't help noticing that this month has been a little light on the paper mask front, and that just doesn't seem fair. Considering how a mask made from a simple paper plate or construction paper was the first mask for many of us, it just doesn't seem right to have so few posted here.
And so, to wrap up both Mask Monday (and the entire month of October, for that matter,) today's post is all about paper masks. Because it seems like the thing to do.
...And yes, I'm starting the post off with a paper beard. But it's still a mask, so it counts.
Remember the Edgar Allan Poe mask from last week? Well, that's shop's got more where that came from, as this mask of George Washington amply proves.
Also, is it just me, or does the mask work a little too well with the pose the model is striking? 'Cause from where I'm sitting, I'll never be able to look at the Father Of Our Country the same away ever again.
Of course, for those who still want to have the hands-on approach to paper masks, there are these coloring-page masks available. Because even if you don't feel like you're capable of designing your own, you can at least color the crackerjacks out of one.
All I have to say about the above mask is that it dovetails nicely with this post from a while back. Y'know, in case you're stuck for ideas for a mask and happen to have recently hit the grocery store or something like that.
And finally, just because I can, here's some paper Star Wars masks:
The only thing that saddens me is is the lack of stormtrooper masks. Because Imperial armies comprised of clones of Boba Fett's dad deserve to be rendered in paper mask form, too.
And on that note, Happy Halloween, and I'll see you Wednesday!