Midsummer Mask-Making Part 4

  It’s difficult to find a comfortable mask. It’s even harder to find a comfortable mask that still makes you feel alluring. Plastic and leather will make you sweat in a nice, air conditioned room. If you wear such a mask to an outdoor event, your make-up will survive approximately 5.3 seconds. Here is an […]

Midsummer Mask-Making Part 3

Nothing has the same alluring mystery as a filigree mask, does it? It’s iconic, but the endless possibilities of lace make each disguise unique. Thing is, I don’t know how to make lace. And I certainly don’t have a laser cutter to whip-up a metal mask. Fortunately, there is hot glue.

Midsummer Mask-Making Part 2

Full face masks are a great way to confuse your friends and troll your enemies. Or, of course, you might just want the classic look of a Venice masquerade. While designs for half face masks are tremendously varied, sometimes it’s just tough to deal with a full face of white. It’s like staring a blinking […]

Midsummer Mask-Making Part 1

Let’s face facts. The Midsummer Masquerade is little more than a month away. Is your costume ready? Is your mask? Probably not. Even if you’re the rare soul who’s ahead of the game, there’s nothing wrong with planning for next year. Or the year after. Right? With this in mind, I am pleased to present […]

Illuminated Menagerie – DIY on a Budget

With the introduction of the new year and the ending of the holiday season, we are surrounded by clearance sales. This is a wonderful time for crafters. Hello, LED Christmas lights! But what to do with your haul? Have any faeries the attic? A manticore loose in the garden? A few small dragons in need […]

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