For more excellent printables from toe tags to potion labels to a ouija board go here: halloweencrafts.tumblr.com/tagged/printables
This DIY Veiled Cat Ear Headband is an elegant alternative to plain animal ears. There is easy but minimal hand sewing for this DIY.
For about $7 you can download templates for a DIY paper Mask.
There are about 40+ designs to choose from and you can also get them a teeny bit cheaper at wintercroft.com.
To make these masks:
You will also need access to a printer to print the templates, cardboard, some glue to stick the templates to the card, scissors or a craft knife, and some tape.
For a creepy free pattern for a mask, check out this DIY Beak Mask Tutorial and Pattern from jos.net.au. It has that scary Medieval plague mask feel to it. TIP: After one of my favorite Halloween blogs just disappeared (Seeing Things), I’d suggest if you find a free PDF or free pattern to download it ASAP. For more DIY Halloween masks go here.
Over the weekend I put together a photo shoot to show off my masks in action and to give just a few costume ideas to go with my Cut&Fold Costumes. When Nikki (Yay Nikki! Check out the work she does at The RealReal and get some more styling ideas!) and I were working on this shoot we talked a lot about the power of masks and their ability to create characters. The masks of Cut&Fold Costumes are designed to have a hint of a character already inherent within them, and when you put on the mask that character completely takes over. Those characters manifest in different ways depending on who’s wearing the mask. Because of Nikki’s personality and amazing wardrobe, my collection of masks transformed into a Demonic diva, a disco Kitty, and a Skeleton slacker. How else would you remix these costumes? I’m already formulating my plan for Halloween….
(Many thanks to Nikki for the styling AND modeling and to Adam for the photography!)
Halloweencrafts: Seriously good Printable masks for a last minute Halloween Costume. These are available in small and large sizes. I would have posted them separately but I don’t reblog text posts because of how they look in my archive.