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Black Unicorn...Leather Mask

I actually toyed with the title "Leather n Feathers"... ;-)

This is a brand new mask design that I am having SO much fun with. It was a special commission; the buyer wanted a unicorn without the snout. I agree...a long horseface isn't everyone's idea of a glamorous mask.

So this is more like a Venetian half-mask with a horn. The part I'm happy about; After I designed this, I went online to see what other unicorn masks look like. I found out that everyone's big complaint with unicorn masks; the horn breaks off. But mine is all one piece so the horn can never break off! And, I punched holes and sewed the feather boa on by hand, so it can't fall off either. Nothing is glued. I like making durable art, because for me it's not good enough that it looks has to be something you can wear and play with as well.

So, even though I blinged this up, it still fits within my criterion for art that is solid enough to use. And that makes me happy happy. ^_^

Also, to me it totally looks like something you might see in "Amadeus" or "Labyrinth", and I love those movies. They were both definitely catalysts for me, even if I didn't know it at the time.

And am I working on another white one? O hells yeah! I'm going to add purple accents to it I think. I still want to give it cute shell-pink ears though. I like the ears too...I intentionally made them less horse-like and more impish, because impish = fun.

This is up in my Etsy shop, for sale. [link]
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2260x2260px 1.21 MB
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10/1600 second
Focal Length
5 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 1, 2009, 5:05:56 PM
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GyptianOwl's avatar
This is lovely.