Just wanted to share some progress shots of my first plague doctor mask
I'm planning two plague doctor outfits : one for a medieval fair this summer, and a steampunk inspired one for november. This first mask is for the medieval version, so I wanted it to be white, plain and simple. I didn't need it to be exactly symmetrical, in fact I liked the idea of a more organic look due to asymmetry. The only obligation I had is that I need to be able to wear my prescription glasses underneath as I have a very bad eyesigh and photophobia.
First, I made a base out of aluminium foil.
I covered it with paper mache.
Lots of layers.
Testing the lenses fit.
The general shape finished. Quite creepy, right ?
I tried plaster but it didn't work...
So I used filler instead. Lots of layers and loooots of sanding. It allowed me to correct the general shape and get it smoother.
Then I added the lenses (taken from round sunglasses)
Almost finished !
I painted it, and now I need to attach straps. I made some holes under the beak to breath more easily.
I'm definitely planning to make more, as I loved making this one.
Bonus : the sketch for the steampunk inspired outfit (the cape thing is inspired by Bloodborne aesthetics