I wear glasses, so masks don’t really work for me. Except…
Except I met a master mask maker in 2014, and he showed me how he creates masks for “the visually impaired, like us (e.g. those who must wear glasses in order to see clearly). He used the clip-ons from clip on sunshades for glasses.
I wasn’t prepared to try to order any, so bought a cheap pair for $9.99, cut the sun shade off, and glued the clips into the liner of the mask.
I also had to think about the weather – the mask would come apart in rainy weather, and the flowers were very, very brittle… So I mixed up two tablespoons of acrylic resin and, using an old make up bush I’d never need again, painted and dribbled the resin onto the entire surface of the mask. It didn’t add very much weight to the mask and the result was exactly what I wanted – Win!
I decided I would need a camera case or satchel to carry things like my water bottle, asthma inhaler, and so on. But I wanted to stay “in character” and I didn’t want to spend any more money… and time was running out (Faerieworlds is tomorrow!)…
My character is Two Crow Feather Woman. I’ll make sure to get photos of the entire costume tomorrow (as well as a plethora of photos of other faeries in The Realm).
Thanks for bearing with me!