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Picture of Papier Mache Hannya
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I bought a cheap, plastic, cartoonish Hannya mask at Don Quijote here in Japan. Thought of making my own version from it, and used it as a mould instead.

Here, you can see the finished products, with the original plastic mask for comparison.

Step 1: Set Up

Picture of Set Up
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Materials:

  • the mould/original mask
  • aluminum foil
  • masking tape
  • kitchen paper
  • glue
  1. Remove the rubber string/band that goes to the back of your head when you wear the mask.
  2. Wrap the entire mask with aluminum foil. Smooth out the edges, curves, and crevices using your finger and thumb until has the original shape.
  3. Use the masking tape to fix the tears.
  4. Spread glue all over the aluminum foil.
  5. Tear pieces of kitchen paper and cover the whole mask. Smooth out the edges, curves, and crevices using your finger and thumb. Kitchen paper is best at this stage since it would easily take the shape of the mask. Glue about two layers.
  6. Let it dry and become stiff.