Masquerade masks have been around for many years now and they are still today very popular. Many people today use masquerade masks for special occasions such as fancy dress parties, costume parties and many festive celebrations also. They can be used for any party and it really can be quite fun. However, why buy a mask when you could make your own DIY masquerade mask from home! Making your own DIY masquerade mask from home can be quite fun and so simple to do also.
So the first thing that you need to think about is whether you wish to make a half or whole DIY masquerade mask. The half masks can be a lot easier to make as it takes less time and you can easily add a piece of string to each side of the mask and that’s you really done. Though, with the half masks it is going to be your eyes and at times, your nose too. This can still look really nice but a very popular option is the whole masks as they cover the entire part of your face.
No matter what mask you are going to make, you are going to want to measure out carefully when making your own DIY masquerade mask. You can easily make the base from paper Mache or strong flexible cardboard but paper Mache can be the best option. You can choose casting stripes also if you so wish. However, you can easily pick up a pre made base for very little at a craft store and you can still make the design your own. If you want to save some time you can pick up a pre made base.
If not, you will want to make sure you measure out carefully as well as make sure you have proper breathing space for your nostrils and mouth. When it comes to your eyes, you will want to make the eyes shapes almond shaped – this is the most popular shaping for masquerade eyes.
You can even choose the sideway tear drop as this can be very elegant and beautiful. You can choose cats eyes if your want a more feminine shaping.
Once you have completed the step, you can then go onto decorating your DIY masquerade mask. You might need a hot glue gun to help you with this part so that your decorations stick to the mask correctly. You can add some lovely feathers and sequins as most masquerade masks are decorated with these items. Though you can choose from any colours including gold, red, purple, green, or a variety of colours combined.