COSTUMES.ORG -- THE COSTUMER'S MANIFESTO WIKI

Difference between pages "254pagesProjectsFilmessayrealism" and "254pagesProjectsFoamairballmask"

(Difference between pages)
(254pagesProjectsFilmessayrealism-- HTML Import)
 
(254pagesProjectsFoamairballmask-- HTML Import)
 
Line 1: Line 1:
Film Costume Analysis Essay Project at The Costumer's Manifesto Costume Design & Construction I '''Film Costume Analysis Essay Project "Realism" in Design (5D)'''
+
Foam and Airball Mask Project made on a Plastic Base, at The Costumer'sManifesto Costume Design & Construction '''Foam and Airball Mask Project made on a Plastic Base (5D+5C)'''
  
'''Step 1:'''
+
[[File:254images254projects55029.jpg]]
  
Look over the outline
+
For this project you will need
  
[[Advice1pagesReadplay|READING THE PLAY]]
+
a plastic base mask from a craft store
  
'''Step 2:'''
+
cheesecloth or tobacco cloth
  
Watch two or more of the following films whose costumes are in the "realistic" style:  
+
craft scissors
 +
 
 +
acrylic glaze, flexible glue or white glue
 +
 
 +
Hot Glue Gun
 +
 
 +
bits of foam, cardboard, and/or poster board as the design requires
 +
 
 +
Non-toxic paints, decorative do-dads like feathers, fake flowers or rhinestones, as the design requires.
 +
 
 +
Step 1: Make a sketch of the design you wish to produce, including a plan for the 3-D bits.
 +
 
 +
[[File:254images254photos33084.jpg]]
  
 
[[File:h.t]]
 
[[File:h.t]]
  
[[File:AmazonVideoRoomwithviewdvd.jpg]]
+
Step 2: Take your plastic mask, compare it with the rendering, mark it and cut to match the plan:  
  
[[File:h.t|Saturday Night Fever]]
+
[[File:254images254photos33079.jpg]]
  
[[File:h.t|Pulp Fiction]]
+
[[File:254images254photos33080.jpg]]
  
[[File:h.t|A Fish Called Wanda]]
+
[[File:254images254photos33081.jpg]]Step 3: Cut and shape pieces of foam, cardboard or poster board to make the 3-D parts of the mask. Hot gle them to the mask on a "cool" setting.
  
'''Step 3:'''
+
[[File:254images254photos33082.jpg]]
  
Write an essay on the costume designs of the films you watched. Explain the following:  
+
[[File:254images254photos33083.jpg]]
  
What were some details of costumes that stood out as indicators of character?
+
[[File:254images254photos33085.jpg]]
  
How were the costumes used as symbols of the characters or groups?
+
[[File:254images254photos33086.jpg]]
  
How were colors or textures used to indicate what was going on?
+
[[File:254images254photos33091.jpg]]
  
Describe at least one scene in each film where a costume told you something important about what was going on.
+
Step 4: Take your tobacco cloth or cheesecloth and lay it over the whole of the mask, stretching and tucking it around the 3-D parts. Tack it loosely in place in a few spots with hot glue so it won't shift.
  
'''Step 4:'''
+
[[File:254images254photos33092.jpg]]
  
Post a copy of your essay to the
+
[[File:254images254photos33093.jpg]]
  
[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thr254|Class Message Board]
+
Tuck the outer edges under the mask and tack them with hot glue, being careful not to pull them too tight. You want to keep the wrinkled texture, and a little extra material to be tucked in the crevasses at the next step.
 +
 
 +
[[File:254images254photos33094.jpg]]
 +
 
 +
[[File:254images254photos33097.jpg]] Trim off the excess.
 +
 
 +
[[File:254images254photos33099.jpg]]
 +
 
 +
[[File:254images254photos33102.jpg]]
 +
 
 +
Step 5: Using the acrylic glaze or glue, dampen the cloth thoroughly and use a paint brush to tuck the cloth into the crevasses. Dry.
 +
 
 +
[[File:254images254photos33106.jpg]]
 +
 
 +
[[File:254images254photos33116.jpg]]
 +
 
 +
Paint the surface of the mask with the colors and design you want, and allow the mask to dry again.
 +
 
 +
[[File:254images254photos33122.jpg]]
 +
 
 +
[[File:254images254projects55030.jpg]]
 +
 
 +
[[File:254images254projects55039.jpg]]
 +
 
 +
[[File:254images254projects55040.jpg]]
 +
 
 +
Step 6: Finally you can use hot glue to affix any other decorative elements like feathers, ribbons, rhinestones, artificial leaves, etcetera. You can use
 +
 
 +
[http://www.allspecies.org/edu/maskmaking.htm|Mask Making Instructions] or one of the sets of additional instructions below, to get ideas about how to further build/decorate your mask. Try to get the mask to look as much like your intended design as possible. Any material is ok as long as it works.
 +
 
 +
When it is finished, photograph the mask as jpeg files and post them to your File folder at the class
 +
 
 +
[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thr254/|eGroup]. Post a message to the group letting everyone know you have posted these pictures so you can get feedback.
 +
 
 +
If this project really excited you, here are more online tips to help you make other types of masks that may interest you after doing this project:
 +
 
 +
[http://www.library.yale.edu/~lso/drama/mask.html|Milliners way of Mask Making with Buckram]
 +
 
 +
[http://www.gis.net/~puppetco/|68 Ways to make Really Big Puppets]
 +
 
 +
[http://members.ozemail.com.au/~dhell/diy.htm|Masking with Felt]
 +
 
 +
[http://www.gis.net/~puppetco/page58.htm|Making Faces With Cardboard and Mache]
  
 
Return to
 
Return to
Line 48: Line 102:
  
 
==Product Links==
 
==Product Links==
 
[[File:AmazonDvdWildespecial.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005V5NU/thecostumersmani| Wilde]]  Wilde
 
 
[[File:AmazonVideoAmericangigolo.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004SPYK/thecostumersmani| American Gigolo]]  American Gigolo
 
 
[[File:AmazonVideoTalentedmrripley.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00003CX6P/thecostumersmani| The Talented Mr. Ripley]]  The Talented Mr. Ripley
 
  
 
[[File:AmazonBooksCompletebookofsewing.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0789404192/thecostumersmani| Complete Book of Sewing]]  Complete Book of Sewing
 
[[File:AmazonBooksCompletebookofsewing.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0789404192/thecostumersmani| Complete Book of Sewing]]  Complete Book of Sewing
Line 69: Line 117:
 
[[File:AmazonBooksCostumeconstruction.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1577660757/thecostumersmani| Costume Construction]]  Costume Construction
 
[[File:AmazonBooksCostumeconstruction.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1577660757/thecostumersmani| Costume Construction]]  Costume Construction
  
[[File:AmazonBooksElegantlyfrugalcostumes.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0916260887/thecostumersmani| Elegantly Frugal Costumes : The Poor Man's Do-It-Yourself Costume Maker's Guide]]  Elegantly Frugal Costumes : The Poor Man's Do-It-Yourself Costume Maker's Guide
+
[[File:AmazonBooks3Maskingandmadness.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0970933614/thecostumersmani| Masking and Madness: Mardi Gras in New Orleans]]  Masking and Madness: Mardi Gras in New Orleans
 +
 
 +
[[File:AmazonBooks2Thepropbuildersmolding.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1558701281/thecostumersmani| The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook]]  The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook
 +
 
 +
[[File:AmazonBooks2Thepropbuildersmaskmaking.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1558701664/thecostumersmani| The Prop Builder's Mask-Making Handbook]]  The Prop Builder's Mask-Making Handbook
 +
 
 +
[[File:AmazonBooks2Maskmakinggettingstarted.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0785810080/thecostumersmani| Mask Making: Get Started in a New Craft with Easy-To-Follow Projects for]]  Mask Making: Get Started in a New Craft with Easy-To-Follow Projects for
 +
 
 +
[http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0785810080/thecostumersmani| Beginners]
 +
 
 +
[[File:AmazonBooksMaskwork.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0325001677/thecostumersmani| Maskwork]]  Maskwork
 +
 
 +
[[File:AmazonBooksMasksofmexico.gif|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0890133255/thecostumersmani| Masks of Mexico : Tigers, Devils, and the Dance of Life]]  Masks of Mexico : Tigers, Devils, and the Dance of Life
 +
 
 +
[[File:AmazonBooksMaskmaking.gif|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0871921782/thecostumersmani| Maskmaking]]  Maskmaking
 +
 
 +
[[File:AmazonBooks2Masksfacesofculture.gif|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0810943794/thecostumersmani| MASKS: Faces of Culture]]  MASKS: Faces of Culture
 +
 
 +
[[File:AmazonBooksMenmakeupandmonsters.gif|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312146787/thecostumersmani| Men, Makeup, and Monsters : Hollywood's Masters of Illusion and Fx]]  Men, Makeup, and Monsters : Hollywood's Masters of Illusion and Fx
 +
 
 +
[http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0240800990/thecostumersmani| Special Make-Up Effects]
  
[[File:AmazonVideoRestoration.jpg|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/6305428379/thecostumersmani| Restoration]]  Restoration
+
[[File:AmazonBooksThefaceanaturalhistory.gif|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0316588121/thecostumersmani| The Face : A Natural History]]  The Face : A Natural History
  
[http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/6305907951/thecostumersmani|A Room With A View]
+
[[File:AmazonBooksAfterafashion.gif|link=http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0963651730/thecostumersmani| After a Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear Vintage Styles]]  After a Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear Vintage Styles

Revision as of 00:58, 23 January 2014

Foam and Airball Mask Project made on a Plastic Base, at The Costumer'sManifesto Costume Design & Construction Foam and Airball Mask Project made on a Plastic Base (5D+5C)

254images254projects55029.jpg

For this project you will need

a plastic base mask from a craft store

cheesecloth or tobacco cloth

craft scissors

acrylic glaze, flexible glue or white glue

Hot Glue Gun

bits of foam, cardboard, and/or poster board as the design requires

Non-toxic paints, decorative do-dads like feathers, fake flowers or rhinestones, as the design requires.

Step 1: Make a sketch of the design you wish to produce, including a plan for the 3-D bits.

254images254photos33084.jpg

File:H.t

Step 2: Take your plastic mask, compare it with the rendering, mark it and cut to match the plan:

254images254photos33079.jpg

254images254photos33080.jpg

254images254photos33081.jpgStep 3: Cut and shape pieces of foam, cardboard or poster board to make the 3-D parts of the mask. Hot gle them to the mask on a "cool" setting.

254images254photos33082.jpg

254images254photos33083.jpg

254images254photos33085.jpg

254images254photos33086.jpg

254images254photos33091.jpg

Step 4: Take your tobacco cloth or cheesecloth and lay it over the whole of the mask, stretching and tucking it around the 3-D parts. Tack it loosely in place in a few spots with hot glue so it won't shift.

254images254photos33092.jpg

254images254photos33093.jpg

Tuck the outer edges under the mask and tack them with hot glue, being careful not to pull them too tight. You want to keep the wrinkled texture, and a little extra material to be tucked in the crevasses at the next step.

254images254photos33094.jpg

254images254photos33097.jpg Trim off the excess.

254images254photos33099.jpg

254images254photos33102.jpg

Step 5: Using the acrylic glaze or glue, dampen the cloth thoroughly and use a paint brush to tuck the cloth into the crevasses. Dry.

254images254photos33106.jpg

254images254photos33116.jpg

Paint the surface of the mask with the colors and design you want, and allow the mask to dry again.

254images254photos33122.jpg

254images254projects55030.jpg

254images254projects55039.jpg

254images254projects55040.jpg

Step 6: Finally you can use hot glue to affix any other decorative elements like feathers, ribbons, rhinestones, artificial leaves, etcetera. You can use

Making Instructions or one of the sets of additional instructions below, to get ideas about how to further build/decorate your mask. Try to get the mask to look as much like your intended design as possible. Any material is ok as long as it works.

When it is finished, photograph the mask as jpeg files and post them to your File folder at the class

[1]. Post a message to the group letting everyone know you have posted these pictures so you can get feedback.

If this project really excited you, here are more online tips to help you make other types of masks that may interest you after doing this project:

way of Mask Making with Buckram

Ways to make Really Big Puppets

with Felt

Faces With Cardboard and Mache

Return to

Class Index

Return to

Projects List

Product Links

Complete Book of Sewing Complete Book of Sewing

The Costume Designer's Handbook : A Complete Guide for Amateur and Professional Costume Designers The Costume Designer's Handbook : A Complete Guide for Amateur and Professional Costume Designers

The Costume Technician's Handbook : A Complete Guide for Amateur and Professional Costume Technicians The Costume Technician's Handbook : A Complete Guide for Amateur and Professional Costume Technicians

[2]

Costume Step-By-Step : The Complete Guide to Designing and Making Stage Costumes for All Major Drama Periods and Genres

The Magic Garment : Principles of Costume Design The Magic Garment : Principles of Costume Design

Costume Construction Costume Construction

Masking and Madness: Mardi Gras in New Orleans Masking and Madness: Mardi Gras in New Orleans

The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook

The Prop Builder's Mask-Making Handbook The Prop Builder's Mask-Making Handbook

Mask Making: Get Started in a New Craft with Easy-To-Follow Projects for Mask Making: Get Started in a New Craft with Easy-To-Follow Projects for

Beginners

Maskwork Maskwork

Masks of Mexico : Tigers, Devils, and the Dance of Life Masks of Mexico : Tigers, Devils, and the Dance of Life

Maskmaking Maskmaking

MASKS: Faces of Culture MASKS: Faces of Culture

Men, Makeup, and Monsters : Hollywood's Masters of Illusion and Fx Men, Makeup, and Monsters : Hollywood's Masters of Illusion and Fx

Special Make-Up Effects

The Face : A Natural History The Face : A Natural History

After a Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear Vintage Styles After a Fashion: How to Reproduce, Restore, and Wear Vintage Styles

This Page is part of The Costumer's Manifesto, originally founded by Tara Maginnis, Ph.D. from 1996-2014, now flying free as a wiki for all to edit and contribute. Site maintained, hosted, and wikified by Andrew Kahn. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License; additional terms may apply. See Terms of Use for details. You may print out any of these pages for non-profit educational use such as school papers, teacher handouts, or wall displays. You may link to any page in this site.