Making Halloween Costumes Using Paper Masks

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Paper Pulp blank Masks

Make a dramatic impact at your Halloween party with simple paper masks! Scary enough as they are, the paper surface takes Acrylic Paint, Pen, Pencil and embellishments to create uniquely creepy characters.

A Halloween skull paper mask

Using Acrylic Paint with lots of sharp contrast between shadow and highlight, a 3D effect can be achieved without having to build up, glue on, cut out or bend the paper into shape.

Halloween Skull Mask in progress

After you have roughly plotted out the design, use Acrylic Paint to create this scary skull. Keep the colours simple and really exaggerate those contrasts in shadow and highlights.

Halloween Skull Mask

To make your mask even more realistic, you can shape the edges. The stiff paper is easy enough to cut but you will need either a sharp pair of scissors or scalpel – with care!

The shaped Moth Mask

This design completely changes the shape of the mask to stunning effect.

Halloween Moth Mask in progress

The shape is then accentuated again with strong lights and darks in a beautiful graduation of mean and moody colours.

Copic and Sakura Pens were used to create the Moth design