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!