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Plague Doctor Mask by Zwid Plague Doctor Mask by Zwid
For Spamspamspam
Okay so heres my first ever attempt at a leather plague doctor's mask.
First Spam and I took life casts of our faces. On the life cast I sculpted a beak, from there I taped up the sculpt. I then cut the tape into pattern pieces and transfered it to paper. I tweaked the pattern a little then cut out the pieces. It's held together with leather lace. We then moulded the leather to the shape of Spam's delicious face. I painted it with acrylic paints to give it that rustic look and filled wide gaps that were created when we inserted the lenses with some clay. I then painted that shit up.
TA DA.
Oh, Spam's mask has only a little leather on the bottom pattern piece cause she wants to breathe...cause she's some kind of freak.

Yaayayya now I get to start mine!
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:iconrigam0rti5:
RIGAM0RTI5 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
where can I find the template for a cool one like this? 
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taytaym2 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are the eyes made out of?
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:icontwistedbobbay:
TwistedBobbay Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very cool. I'm trying to get a mask started but I cannot figure out how to get the underside shape right that will cause the sides to stick out.
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MyGreenApplePhotos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
fantastic!!!
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:iconmyrrhkuri:
myrrhkuri Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool! i want to lern how to shape the leather and harden it..i love plague drs.
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:iconwhynormal:
whynormal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
any special clue needed to form the hard round shape like that? amazing...
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:iconthe-old-exorcist:
The-Old-Exorcist Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
If you could kindly lend a hand and instruct me as to how to construct one of similar make, I would be really grateful for even the slightest hint. This mask is by far the best one I have ever seen. Others look bulky and short, cumbersome and awkward. Long have I searched for one with a beak as slender, narrow, and long as yours, and this one is perfect.
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:iconchroias:
Chroias Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I am now going to beg shamelessly for a tutorial!!!!!!!!

I have been hired to be a Renaissance Faire performer for this year and we get to create our own characters. I desperately want to be a plague doctor but all the masks are far too expensive to afford. I need to be able to make a sturdy one that will last about 3 months of long weekends.

Help a girl out! I want to convince people their going to die before they leave the faire!
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:iconsteamjunkprops:
Steamjunkprops Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing work. Real craft persons ship. I'm working on a similar project for a project, Do you have a set of templates?
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:iconslaughterose:
Slaughterose Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Damn good.
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:iconshadowlord84:
shadowlord84 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Dud that's so Cool
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:iconcammy21:
cammy21 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it :)
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:iconlunarmancer:
LunarMancer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Awesome! Do you have a pattern you could share, by any chance?
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:iconcottencandyprince:
CottenCandyPrince Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Nice.
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:iconeveline-felice:
Eveline-Felice Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011   General Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconzwid:
Zwid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconeveline-felice:
Eveline-Felice Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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:iconmegabambam:
megabambam Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
My god! How did you do that?! (Me want!)
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:iconluminescentowlxiii:
LuminescentOwlXIII Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Hello, i am an actor, and stage play writer, who is writing a steampunk play. One of the characters wears a plague doctor mask but cant find a template or make my own. Is there a way you can explain to me how to make it, or keep me updated if you decide to sell them. thank you for your time.
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:iconswim2birds:
swim2birds Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
wow! amazing!
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:iconraveyote-joe:
raveyote-joe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Reminds me i need to do something with those gas mask lenses i have from a fallen apart gas mask.
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:iconkopogtias:
Kopogtias Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
i want this o.o
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:iconzwid:
Zwid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I might make some to sell. If I ever get around to it I'll let you know!
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:iconkopogtias:
Kopogtias Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
sound good :3
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:iconeatmysik:
eatmysik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
creepy! niiiiiiiiice =D
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:iconesotericfreighttrain:
This is very cool. I am well impressed with your craftmanship. [link]
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:iconkristafee:
Kristafee Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!! Isn't it amazing how their perceived practicality created such a unique look.
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:iconbetachan:
Betachan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
MOTHER OF GOD.
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:iconsarcastic-coffee:
Sarcastic-Coffee Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pure awesomeness.
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:iconchangingcactus:
changingcactus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
thats really cool.
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:iconasaltybanana:
ASaltyBanana Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Wow!
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:iconkabub999:
Kabub999 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Zwid, THIS IS AMZAING!!! I didn't know you were a wicked sculptress.... you need to make one for me!!!! O.O
Seriously though, proportions are wonderful, the way you painted it gives it a very rusty leather look, the detail is amzaing (thread, googles, screw, etc.) Spam doesn't get to wear it because I will steal it in her sleep!!!
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:iconzwid:
Zwid Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Kat I'll totally make you one! Just after I finish mine lol.
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:iconkabub999:
Kabub999 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's okay, just as long as I get one too!!!!! O.O
You just otally made my day (and it was going to suck)
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:iconunderbase:
Underbase Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EPICNESS OF EPIC PROPORTIONS!

May I ask, how did you make a life cast of your face?
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:iconzwid:
Zwid Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Using alginite I casted my face then filled it with plaster of Paris to make the positive. ^.^
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:iconunderbase:
Underbase Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, I see.
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:icondaeouse:
Daeouse Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
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:iconmiss-dutch:
Miss-Dutch Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, what a cool mask!
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:icondok-alexa:
Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Original and incredibly wicked. I digggg.
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