Lady & the Tramp- Babies 1st HalloweenFriday, November 07, 2014
This year however was special because it was baby Penn's 1st and probably the only year he'll let me dress him up as an adorable inanimate object. We went through a couple of ideas, Poppi, Olive and a can of spinach, Squints, Wendy Peppercorn and the Beast and then a couple months back while searching the web for ideas I came across this delightful costume.
I wasn't interested in:
Then I stumbled upon an Etsy listing for a leather owl mask and I though by George it's perfect. But the leather animal masks weren't cheap coming in around a $100 bucks a pop. I also knew that a custom inquiry would run even steeper, I sunk into a pit of despair....
Actually as I usually do I get myself into something I want but can't afford and decide I probably have the skills to make that. So I You Tubed leather mask making. The results were slim but I was able to decipher the basic idea.
Wet leather is mold-able.
Here's what I did:
Measured out our facial dimensions, eyes, space from forehead to nose ect and I came up with these templates.
|The blue lines indicated the measurements that match up with points on my face. Ex. sides of nose.|
Then I cut these templates out of 6oz leather with an Exacto knife. I ran the blade gently through the leather on the details as to not cut all the way through.
The molding of leather is actually pretty easy. I wet the leather and used a cheap face mask as a form. I used the form to get a basic shape and the blow dryer to set it. then I would just mold, test (on my face) blow dry until I had formed the mask into the shape I wanted.
You can purchase Lady's skirt HERE.
After Mr. Robinson saw the masks he was pretty pumped about the costumes and really after I put Penn in his spaghetti outfit who could say No to this bundle of adorableness...