No Face, part 2

July 30th, 2014

With the base for the head done (in part 1), I was able to measure how big the mask should be. I sketched it out on some pattern paper.

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I decided to make the mask with fabric because it’d be light and easy to attach. I started with white Kona cotton and cut out an oval. It’s interfaced in the back with light interfacing, then I cut out a hole at the bottom. The details on top are more fabric that’s been attached with iron-on adhesive.

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I didn’t want the stitches to show on the mask, so I made another one to go behind. I added batting to this one to make it puff out a bit, and this is also where I sewed the shear black fabric. I used 4 layers of the black fabric so that it looked black but was still see through.

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No Face, part 1

July 28th, 2014

I finished No Face a couple months ago… but I’m just now getting around to writing about it XD;; This will be in a couple parts since I have many photos. Making the base for the mask took the longest!

My friend Jack would be wearing No Face, and I wanted to make sure the costume was taller than his actual height. I decided that the part that looks like a mouth on No Face’s mask would be where Jack’s eyes were.

See how much taller he is! Photo by Ed Martinez

See how much taller he is! Photo by Ed Martinez

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Spirited Away photoshoot

July 27th, 2014

We got our photos back from our photoshoot with Ed at A-kon! I love how they came out :D

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Here are a few more favorites:

Check out the full gallery on my Haku page! I also filled in more info on the costume and moved it from the “In Progress” section to the “Completed” section.

I took several in progress photos while I was making No Face, so I’ll have an entry about that soon :)