Dragon Mask

For this mask, I set about creating a stylized dragon design that could be worn as a masquerade-style half masque. I really love dragons, if the multitude of them on the website didn't give me away. I hope it shows in the many details that went into every part of this mask!

Sculpting the dragon mask Sculpting the dragon mask Sculpting the dragon mask Sculpting the dragon mask

The sculpture is roughed out, refined, and detailed in Monster Clay, a type of oil/wax based clay I particularly like to use. I use mineral spirits to smooth out the final sculpture, and then a sealant spray to give it a slight sheen and make the mold come out as nicely as possible!

I also did a timelapse video showing the full process of sculpting this mask.

Making the silicone mold for the dragon mask

The epoxy mother mold for the dragon mask

The mold is done in multiple layers of a brush-on silicone called Rebound 25. Once it's finished, I create a rigid mother mold out of lightweight epoxy putty (FreeForm Air). This piece required a 3-part mother mold to make sure all sides were covered without the outer mold getting stuck on any overhangs.

Dragon mask blank

And finally, here are a couple more views of what the final resin cast of this mask (done in SmoothCast 65D) turns out like!

Dragon Mask Blank
$68.00 via Etsy
Fiery Dragon Mask
$135.00 via Etsy

Categories: Costuming, Currently Available For Sale, Masks and Props
Tags: blank, cast, creature, dragon, fantasy, mask, masque, masquerade, monster, ren faire, renaissance festival, resin
Live Date: 6/7/2016 | Last Modified: 4/14/2022