Shani (shani_miu) wrote in poto_costuming,

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Help with Poto mask?

Hiya, I'm singing Phantom of the Opera (the song, not the entire play, lol) for my school's talent show next month. I'm gonna be using a mask to show the audience which part I'm singing, but I'm gonna need some help with it.

Okay, so I'm thinking of making the classic movie 'halfa' mask out of clay, but there are a couple of snags in my plan.

Snag #1 ~ What kind of clay to make it out of?
          My ideas ~ I could use Play-Doh, but that might dry funkily and crinkle up. It'd probably be too heavy, as well. I could make it out of that baking clay that they sell, but is that too heavy? Also, does it shrink when it bakes? Or, I could even do papier-mache, but will that even work? If so, how to do it without pulling out my eyebrow?
Solved! (Answer= Sculpey) Much thanks to </a>mercat for the idea and to </a>ponchki for the input!

Snag #2 ~ How am I gonna keep this thing on my face?
          My ideas ~ I could use string to tie it like on Amazon (, but you can totally see the string on that guy's hairline. Plus, it's a poorly made mask, lol. I could use sticky tape to attach it to my face, but I'd have to take it off for Christine's part, then put it right back on again. The tape might lose its stickiness. And what if the clay is too heavy for the tape?
Solved! (Answer = attach clay to black headband and simply put the headband on) Much thanks to my brother for the idea and to </a>ihaveonlynow for the input!

And, in case anyone's interested, this is going to be my outfit (roughly):

with a black jacket and red pouffy tie over it (see below)

That'll be unbuttoned... and it'll look a lot better that this one. It was just the closest example I could find.

Exactly like that, except red.

Ignore the pink.

Exactly that shoe. Plus another one for my other foot. HAW HAW.

Thank you muchly for your time!
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