DIY Mask for Catwoman costume tutorial. Halloween fun!
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DIY Mask for Catwoman costume tutorial. Halloween fun!

August 8, 2019

Thanks mom! Hi, my name is Chris and I like to make things. Today’s project: cat mask the tutorial. Ok, print out the pattern, cut it out carefully
and start tracing around it on the craft foam, making sure to mark all the alignment points. Now flip over your pattern, mark those points
on the back and trace it again. Once all your pattern pieces are traced, cut
them out using a very sharp knife and being very careful. We’re going to construct one half of the mask
first and this is how it looks before we start gluing. Apply contact cement to the edges of piece
1 and 5 along the side that has the A on it. Let the contact cement dry until it is no
longer tacky and then firmly press the two pieces together, starting at the centre of
the mask and trying keep the alignment marks matched as you go along. It’s ok if the marks don’t match perfectly
but try to keep them close. You can stretch or compress the foam a bit
as you go to help fit it in. Make sure you wear gloves and do it outside
because this is nasty chemically gooey gluey stuff. And if you are stuck inside, ventilate the
area well and wear a respirator like me, because remember, putting weird chemicals in your
body is bad. Alright, now glue piece number 4 to piece
number 5. Line up the front to get it started but then
go around to the back and line that part up, then finish with the centre bit because it’s
really important that both those edges line up well. Like that. Next is piece number 2 which you want to start
in the corner as shown. Again I’m going to line up the other end of
the piece before I glue the middle bit. That way I can force the foam to cooperate
with me. Now glue piece number 3 and you’ve got half a cat
mask. See how the pieces all line up to make a nice
straight line down the centre? That’ll make it really easy when I put the
two halves together, which apparently is what I’m doing right now. The nose is the trickiest part because it’s
a bit curved but if you can set it on a flat surface and push it together it works pretty
well. If you have a nice hard round surface about
the size of a head, you can put your mask on it and heat it up with a blowdryer to smooth
it out. I have a foam head I use and it’s great,
especially for shaping the nose. Heat up the foam and then hold it in the place
you want until it cools. Sweet! All we need are some ears. Find the point where pieces 1, 2, and 5 all
join together and line that up with the point of the ear marked here with a semi-circle. Line the other point of the ear on the centre
line where pieces 2 and 4 come together and then apply glue up to the dotted line and
stick those ears on. For this part I prefer to use superglue or
hot glue. There’s still a gap at the back of the ear
which we’re gonna sort with a little bit of superglue. Now go paint it black and run around like
a cat. Or you might just want to sit in a beanbag
chair and read a book. It’s up to you. ‘Cause you’re the cat. If you want a copy of the cat mask pattern
click the link provided. When I was a kid my family had a rule that
you had to be able to wear your glasses with your Halloween costume. Which makes sense because otherwise you might
run into a pole. So this Halloween don’t run into poles. If you don’t wear glasses you probably should
because there’s really no other accoutrement that makes you quite as cool. And it’s really good for seeing. And you can’t have a…like sticks don’t poke
you in the eye either. I’ve not had many sticks poking me in the
eye this week. Because I wear glasses.

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  1. Alguien de Mรฉxico que haya comprado el patrรณn, que me diga cuanto le costรณ en pesos mexicanos

  2. @Lost Wax, i bought the pattern and i have a rather small head and the mask was still to small for my head.. Not to sure why that is? Thanks

  3. Hi Chris Could u please create a tutorial on how to make the small gears and wheels etc of that era..u r doing a fab job on the larger projects but I want mini gears etc. so I can stick em on my boxes and styrofoam forms…luv the steampunk art and THANK YOU.

  4. I bought your pattern bundle and noticed when I printed this pattern that there are no print guides to measure against. I'm going to cross my fingers.

  5. could I use a soft leather instead of foam?? looking for something more durable. maybe instead of glue I can sew it together?

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