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Harpy Mask
Harpy Mask

These two masks for the Harpies in "Argonautika" are a hybridization of a crow and raven skull. They are made of wonderflex, muslin, and liquid latex. Click the "process" link for construction details.

Detail: Beak, Texture
Detail: Beak, Texture

The angle of the side of the beak becomes more severe as it moves toward the back of the mask.

Harpy Masks
Harpy Masks

Ellie Milewski and Tim Lewis as the Harpies. "Argonautika." Penn State School of Theatre, 2017. Costume Design: Austin M. Rausch

Harpy Mask
Harpy Mask

These two masks for the Harpies in "Argonautika" are a hybridization of a crow and raven skull. They are made of wonderflex, muslin, and liquid latex. Click the "process" link for construction details.

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Mirkwood Elf Mask
Mirkwood Elf Mask

This mask is inspired by the helmets worn by the elves of Mirkwood in "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." It is an exploration of manipulating fosshape and wonderflex, texturally and pragmatically. Click the "process" link for construction details.

Mirkwood Elf Mask: Side View
Mirkwood Elf Mask: Side View

Each side features a mirrored cut-out.

Detail: Flange
Detail: Flange

These flanges feature cut-outs done through a wonderflex layer overlaying a fosshape layer.

Mirkwood Elf Mask
Mirkwood Elf Mask

This mask is inspired by the helmets worn by the elves of Mirkwood in "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." It is an exploration of manipulating fosshape and wonderflex, texturally and pragmatically. Click the "process" link for construction details.

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Dragon Mask
Dragon Mask

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.

Dragon Mask: Side View
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.

Detail: Interior
Detail: Interior

The unseen portions of the interior are entirely covered in gold leaf.

Dragon Mask
Dragon Mask

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.

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