Halloween is quickly creeping up on us… do you have your costume ready?
I am a major advocate for D.I.Y. Halloween costumes. I don’t think I ever had a store bought costume to go trick-or-treating in. Every year my mom and I would craft up something new for me to wear, from animals to characters to ghouls. One year I was actually a raccoon-ballerina because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to be the most. Halloween was always so much fun then and it still is now. I love wearing costumes and I love making them even more!
So this Halloween I give you… tyrannosaurus rex and great white shark, two of the most terrifying beasts ever to exist!
I made these masks all from supplies I got at The Paper Place! The structures are made from eska board (the heavy cardboard used for making hard cover books). I covered the board with various papers, some Moriki Kozo handmade Japanese paper as well as lotka paper from Nepal. I used Fuwa Fuwa to make the bulgy eyes and painted them up with detail. They were great fun to make and a proving to be great fun to wear as well!
I am obviously a D.I.Y. die hard, but even if you are not super crafty like me, you can still have a great costume! Don’t forget this year The Paper Place has an amazing selection of paper masks. They are festive, fun, vibrant and sure to make your Halloween happy!
Fortune Teller mask from the 'Venetian Masquerade' set
Tweedledum, The Queen of Hearts and The March Hare from the 'Alice in Wonderland' set