Day 3 of 30 Days of Halloween: Lady Gaga-inspired Duct Tape Mask
Ever listen to a song and feel like you can actually be the singer?
Well, let me first say that I am not delusional. I am quite aware that I cannot sing a single note of any song in any recognizable musical key. But lately I'm obsessed with Lady Gaga's Applause (much to the chagrin of my I-can't-stand-Lady-Gaga children). I cannot help but sing--and sing loudly.
The photo for the single on iTunes is of her in white make-up and with smeared blues, yellows, and reds across her face. She's the commedia dell'arte performer gone wild, the insane clown with smokey eyes and an agenda. Whenever I play the song (usually when I'm alone in the house and drinking my 3rd cup of coffee), I am Lady Gaga and sing at the top of my lungs.
So it seemed appropriate that I make this mask today. I can put it on and traipse about the house, sing my song while typing on my computer or drawing on my sketch pad or sweeping up the floor. And when I need to quickly transform back to plain ole me, I can undo the ties of my mask and slip it off.
For the basic mask, I made a double sided fabric using white duct tape. Then I cut out the shape of my mask using a sharp pair of detail scissors. For the blue color, I made a sticker by placing a sheet of parchment paper over the basic mask and drawing dripping blob forms over the eyes. Then I placed blue duct tape over my drawings and cut out the shapes (including the eyes). Next, I removed the parchment backing and placed it on the mask.
I made eyelashes with black and yellow duct tape. You can't tell from the photo, but the front of the lashes are black and the back are yellow. I added the eyelashes to the eyes of my mask.
And that's pretty much it.