ANBU Mask Tutorial!!

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#16 Mikomi Hatake on 13 years ago

Ah, this is just what I was looking for for my cosplay! Thanks!

#17 Saitou_Nami on 13 years ago

[QUOTE=Mikomi Hatake;1696142]Ah, this is just what I was looking for for my cosplay! Thanks![/QUOTE]

No problem!!! C: Glad it helped!

#18 Ashla on 13 years ago

Wow, that's a really helpful tutorial :) Thank you!

I was just wondering, is the mask heavy when finished? I can't imagine it would be too heavy though ^^

#19 Saitou_Nami on 13 years ago

[QUOTE=Ashla;1700871]Wow, that's a really helpful tutorial :) Thank you!

I was just wondering, is the mask heavy when finished? I can't imagine it would be too heavy though ^^[/QUOTE]

Good question C:

Acutally, the mask is fairly lightweight and shouldn't be a hassle to wear around for a few hours at a convention or anywhere else for that matter.

#20 Saitou_Nami on 13 years ago

[QUOTE=PenguinPerson;1703926]Yo, guys! I decided to give this tutorial a whirl since I'd be going as an Anbu myself.

I have to admit, I love it. It took a little muscle to get the clay flat enough to put over the mask, but it looks fantastic and really smooth if you're careful. I didn't take any in-progress shots because I was so tired and intent on getting it finished. Also, it was at around 3am. xD

You can see one of the pictures here.
[url]http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=966926[/url]

Also, I used a really soft charcoal pencil to lightly draw on the markings, and then paint them in using red paint. And a black sharpie for the black around the eyes/nostirls/mouth.

I am in looooove~ Thanks so much for coming up with this idea! xD[/QUOTE]

^___^ OMG that is an adorable ANBU mask!! I think you did an amazing job!

I'm super happy that your mask turned out beautifully!! Lol I might need to take some craft tips from you.

#21 dor1987 on 13 years ago

As i told you on PM, Very Good tutorial you helped me alot!
as soon as i will find model magic in israel i will start make my mask :D
Hehe

#22 Miracle on 13 years ago

Well, I tried it, and let me tell you, this was not as easy as I thought it would be (don't worry, this tutorial is perfectly fine, and I'm sure this would work great for actual anbu masks or masks with larger eyes, but my eyes...well...).

I bought all the materials that I didn't have, and after a bit of planning, started altering the mask. To make the eyes I wanted I had to -cut- the plastic of the mask and tape it so it was thinner. The eyes I wanted were thin slits that were thinner than the eyes, but on a vertical length outside the actual eyes. I had to use masking tape to form the foundation where it was lacking, some repeated layers where needed. I tried using paper, but paper stuck to the clay as did cardboard so with a bit of creative thinking I decided to use tape.

So, I mixed the two clay, balled it, smooshed it, rolled it, and stretched it, but all along the sides where finger marks. I tried over and over to fix it but it was very hard for me @[email protected] So, with a little help from my mother, I began smoothing the edges by hand and again, it started to look like it would be wonderful, very smooth (except for weird swirly lines (up, not into the clay)), looking good, but then as I went to poke the eyes in I realised that my fingers would not work so well. I eventually came to the conclusion that by pushing a sharp knife carefully through the inside of the mask, using my thumb to keep the clay from just stretching, I could get the eyes in. Sadly, sometime in the process the chin of my mask must of came against something and became entirely flat (it needed to be round) and so I had to start again but when I did there were large chunks of what I'm guessing was dried clay inside.

Anywho, I found the results I wanted were very difficult to achieve. I think this is a wonderful cheap alternative to some other methods, but I'm afraid *dramatic sigh* it and I were never intended to be. I still think a perfectly beautiful keaton mask could be constructed from the material, but due to lack of time and my inability to travel to micheals more than once a month (I actually was -not- able to get to any store in town for over five months, just to give you an idea @[email protected] it sucks living in a small town), I'll have to choose something I'm a little more practiced and assured with. A bit more expensive, I'll admit, but it will do what I need it to do in the time I need it to.

Thanks again anyway, this is a great tutorial and I plan on using it for another project of mine that is much better suited to the medium and the texture especially (ooo, that is actually something I'm most looking forward to oddly *laughs*). When I -do- complete that project I will be sure to post the results of it in this thread. n_n Good luck and good cosplay to everyone.

#23 Saitou_Nami on 13 years ago

[QUOTE=Miracle;1711616]Well, I tried it, and let me tell you, this was not as easy as I thought it would be (don't worry, this tutorial is perfectly fine, and I'm sure this would work great for actual anbu masks or masks with larger eyes, but my eyes...well...).

I bought all the materials that I didn't have, and after a bit of planning, started altering the mask. To make the eyes I wanted I had to -cut- the plastic of the mask and tape it so it was thinner. The eyes I wanted were thin slits that were thinner than the eyes, but on a vertical length outside the actual eyes. I had to use masking tape to form the foundation where it was lacking, some repeated layers where needed. I tried using paper, but paper stuck to the clay as did cardboard so with a bit of creative thinking I decided to use tape.

So, I mixed the two clay, balled it, smooshed it, rolled it, and stretched it, but all along the sides where finger marks. I tried over and over to fix it but it was very hard for me @[email protected] So, with a little help from my mother, I began smoothing the edges by hand and again, it started to look like it would be wonderful, very smooth (except for weird swirly lines (up, not into the clay)), looking good, but then as I went to poke the eyes in I realised that my fingers would not work so well. I eventually came to the conclusion that by pushing a sharp knife carefully through the inside of the mask, using my thumb to keep the clay from just stretching, I could get the eyes in. Sadly, sometime in the process the chin of my mask must of came against something and became entirely flat (it needed to be round) and so I had to start again but when I did there were large chunks of what I'm guessing was dried clay inside.

Anywho, I found the results I wanted were very difficult to achieve. I think this is a wonderful cheap alternative to some other methods, but I'm afraid *dramatic sigh* it and I were never intended to be. I still think a perfectly beautiful keaton mask could be constructed from the material, but due to lack of time and my inability to travel to micheals more than once a month (I actually was -not- able to get to any store in town for over five months, just to give you an idea @[email protected] it sucks living in a small town), I'll have to choose something I'm a little more practiced and assured with. A bit more expensive, I'll admit, but it will do what I need it to do in the time I need it to.

Thanks again anyway, this is a great tutorial and I plan on using it for another project of mine that is much better suited to the medium and the texture especially (ooo, that is actually something I'm most looking forward to oddly *laughs*). When I -do- complete that project I will be sure to post the results of it in this thread. n_n Good luck and good cosplay to everyone.[/QUOTE]

I'm sorry that your mask didn't turn out the way you wanted it too. T__T

I'm upset at myself because I thought I told you that if you put small sections of the molding clay in the microwave for 15 seconds that the clay would go back to its original elasiticity. T__T I'm sorry.

If you need any help with other stuff please don't hesitate to ask me. C:

#24 Miracle on 13 years ago

Aw, don't be upset with yourself. You made a good tutorial, I've just decided that for this particular mask another material would suit it better. Besides, with that little tip you just gave me I can re-use the modeling clay that I was using (as I kept in in a plastic bag). Besides, I think you may have already said something about that, I just might have missed it or was confused. Anyway, I still think this is a nifty tutorial and good for a number of mask projects, just not this one in particular XD.

#25 Saitou_Nami on 13 years ago

[QUOTE=Miracle;1713113]Aw, don't be upset with yourself. You made a good tutorial, I've just decided that for this particular mask another material would suit it better. Besides, with that little tip you just gave me I can re-use the modeling clay that I was using (as I kept in in a plastic bag). Besides, I think you may have already said something about that, I just might have missed it or was confused. Anyway, I still think this is a nifty tutorial and good for a number of mask projects, just not this one in particular XD.[/QUOTE]

Ahh I see. :3 Well, I wish you luck with your mask.

If you don't mind, I would love it if you sent me a pic of it when you finish. C:

#26 Ororo Howlett on 13 years ago

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I think I'll make my Kunimitsu mask with the extra Model Magic I have.

And also thank you to PenguinPerson for the tip about the stockings in the eyeholes!

*bows profusely*

#27 toonoobfojoo on 13 years ago

excellent tutorial, kudos to you. i might have overlooked it when reading through replies but do you have a pic of your finished product? i'll have to look into making my own now, to the craft shop!

#28 master kaze on 13 years ago

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! loved it, but i was thinking if using this technic i could make another animal mask, cause i don't like kakashi's mask, nd i want to make one that i've seen i think it's a monkey. XDDDD:rockon:

#29 Saitou_Nami on 13 years ago

[QUOTE=toonoobfojoo;1713589]excellent tutorial, kudos to you. i might have overlooked it when reading through replies but do you have a pic of your finished product? i'll have to look into making my own now, to the craft shop![/QUOTE]

I haven't finished it yet...heh. But then again, I'm not painting it because I decided to let my Uncle, who is a graphic artist, airbrush a design on it to give it a unique look. C:

However, I don't reccommend having the mask airbrushed unless you or you have someone in your family to do it. Airbrushing is sort of expensive, like I think it would take about $20-$30 to have a mask like this airbrushed.

#30 Saitou_Nami on 13 years ago

[QUOTE=master kaze;1713694]awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! loved it, but i was thinking if using this technic i could make another animal mask, cause i don't like kakashi's mask, nd i want to make one that i've seen i think it's a monkey. XDDDD:rockon:[/QUOTE]

Yup you can use this method to make other types of mask designs. Just remember, you would have to change the ears a bit.

I don't reccommend changing the eye shape though because, Miracle tried it and said it didn't work out.

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