Detail: Beak, Texture
The angle of the side of the beak becomes more severe as it moves toward the back of the mask.
Ellie Milewski and Tim Lewis as the Harpies.
Penn State School of Theatre, 2017.
Costume Design: Austin M. Rausch
These flanges feature cut-outs done through a wonderflex layer overlaying a fosshape layer.
Dragon Mask: Side View
The concept of a dragon rearing back carries into the side of the mask. The silhouette is intended to mimic a dragon in flight, reared back with neck and tail arched. The scales ascending the upper crest and descending the crest of the nose accentuate this concept.
The concept of this mask is armored scales reminiscent of a dragon's scales. The gold leaf from the front view picks out the flared areas above the ears, the point at the top, and the nose. These areas are intended to suggest the wings, head, and curved tail of a dragon, respectively.
The mask is made of wired cardstock, brown gum paper, and is painted with acrylic and spray paint.
Click the "process" link for construction details.