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Tutorial: Custom-made Superhero Mask by Aigue-Marine Tutorial: Custom-made Superhero Mask by Aigue-Marine
Ladies and Gentlemen - Good Morning!

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive lately is how I made the mask for my Stephanie Brown - Robin costume. To be able to provide a detailed and understandable answer to this question I prepared this tutorial! I hope you find it helpful.

In case that you have further questions this tutorial cannot answer - please don't hesitate to ask!

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Tutorial: Aigue-Marine

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➡ Please do not share this tutorial without my permission! Thank you!

For further deviations of Robin see also:
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:icondruidkid:
druidkid Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist
Can i ask where did you get the black bat template from
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DauntlessBanana Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Hi, I'd like to ask where you got that black bat stencil. Did you make it yourself?
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aurum88 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student
This is really helpful! I've been trying to figure out how to do this for a while now. And this may be a dumb question, but... how do you make the mask stick to your face? Do you use spirit gum? No wait... that would definitely take off your eyebrows. So how does it stick?
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Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nope, I use skin-glue called mastix. :) You only need 2-3 drops on your forehead and on your cheeks to make the mast stick to your face.
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aurum88 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student
Ah, I see. Thanks a lot!
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:iconthelugia702:
TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm planning on a Robin or Kid Flash cosplay, on a budget, and I was wondering if Fosshape would work, too.
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:iconaigue-marine:
Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
To be honest I don't know what exactly Fosshape is.
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:iconthelugia702:
TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another, cheaper, thermoplastic.
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:iconaigue-marine:
Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ooh! I see. I have never heard of it, but it should work too. :)
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:iconthelugia702:
TheLugia702 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK, cool!
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SarahByronX Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Best tutorial ever! I'm personally a Jason Todd fan so I'm going as a femme version of him and I've been trying to ding this kinda mask tut. Thanks!
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Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! I'm very glad you found it helpful!! :D
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Ticow20 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Hello, I would like to know how you did to let the mask affixed to the face. I'll do a cosplay of Robin and I could not think of anything like that.

Grateful.
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:iconaigue-marine:
Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I use a special skin glue called "Mastix" to attach it to my face. :)
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:icontayyrawr:
tayyrawr Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Super handy, thanks for posting this!
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:iconaigue-marine:
Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome! :D
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darkducki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Any ideas how I can make make a the headress/mask for Amora the Enchantress?? I've got the basic shape, and I'm going to use Worblas, but how do I get it to stay on without some ridiculous strap?
source image: [link]
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Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, why don't you use a bit of Mastix skinglue? That's what I always use to keep my masks in shape as well! You only need a few drops of it. Press the headpiece to your forehead and it'll stay there.
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darkducki Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
brilliant, thanks!
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:iconwinxwarrior:
winxwarrior Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Could you give me a link to the template you used for your Robin IV mask? I'm making a Steph costume, and I really want it to look good.
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:iconaigue-marine:
Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm sorry. D: I fear I can't.
Just google for "Mask templace" or "Mask stencil". You'll get millions of hits!
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Layen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Hi, erst einmal finde ich es total super das du ein solches Tutorial gemacht hast allerdings hätte ich da ein paar Fragen wegen dem Material. Du schreibst zwar das ein Haarföhn zum erhitzen ausreicht aber auf den Bild hast du eindeutig einen richtigen Heißluftföhn aus dem Baumarkt. Außerdem habe ich auf www.mycostumes.de (weil ich das Zeug ja auch irgendwo bestellen muss) gelesen das Worbla's Finest Art erst ab ca. 90 Grad zu bearbeiten ist und das ist ja wohl definitiv zu warm um es sich auf's Gesicht zu drücken außer man möchte danach wie ein etwas seltsam geratener Twoface aussehen. Dagegen soll KobraCast schon bei wesentlich geringeren Temperaturen zu bearbeiten sein allerdings ist dieses Material ja anscheinend auch sehr dünn und ich hätte Angst das es keine dichte Struktur ergibt. Da ich noch nie selber mit solchen Materialien gearbeitet habe würde es mich freuen wenn du mir einen Tipp geben könntest was besser geeignet ist.
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Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey! Vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar! :)

Punkt 1: Ja, auf diesem Bild habe ich eine Heißluftpistole verwendet. Das lag allerdings auch mehr daran, dass ich gerade kein Bild zur Verfügung hatte, auf dem ich einen Fön verwende. Ich habe bereits 3 Masken gemacht und habe alle Masken mit einem normalen Haarfön erhitzt.

Punkt 2: Nein. Worbla's ist nicht erst ab 90°C zu bearbeiten. Du möchtest die Maske ja nicht komplett zu einem runden Ball kneten, sondern nur lediglich minimal um dein Gesicht herum verformen. Hierzu musst du das Material nicht weit erhitzen. Du kannst es aufs Gesicht legen, sobald es die Farbe nur leicht verändert hat und dabei ist es bei weitem keine 90°C heiß. :) Wie bereits geasgt: Ich habe schon mehrfach Masken gemacht, jedes Mal mit Föhn und mich noch nie verletzt oder irgendwelche Schäden oder Verletzungen davongetragen.

Kobracast hat kleine Löcher. Ich würde es zum Basteln von Masken nicht verwenden, es sei denn du möchtest es anschließend mit Leder oder Moosgummi überziehen.
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Simoneslove Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I don't know why I don't think of this myself! This is amazing!
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:iconaigue-marine:
Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :) I hope you find it helpful!
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Asianninja11 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Great tutorial! Always wanted to make one of these! Isn't worbla's finest art expensive though?
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:iconaigue-marine:
Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
A DIN-A4 sheet of Worbla's (you can make approx. 3-4 masks out of a sheet of this size depending on the shape and size of the mask) costs 5 pounds + shipping and handling.
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Asianninja11 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Oh. Great! Thank you:D
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:iconlcill:
lcill Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Wow this is so cool! How long does it hold on? Does it come off when you move violently?
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:iconaigue-marine:
Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
It depends on how much skin-glue you use. But it doesn't come off easily at all.
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lcill Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Thanks!
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sasukemadaralovr Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
where can i buy wonderflex or worbla's finest art?
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:iconaigue-marine:
Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Google for "MyCostumes". That's a German store. You should be able to get it there.
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sasukemadaralovr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
okay
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songofafreeheart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
When you take the mask off your face, does it ever pull at your eyebrows? It seems as though doing this often enough would leave you without brows eventually...

Also, what do you use to keep your mask in place?
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Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, no. :) I keep the mask in place with a special type of skin glue called "Mastix". I always make sure that the glue doesn't touch my eyebrows though.
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songofafreeheart Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
What about when you're making the mask, and it's hardening into shape?
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:iconaigue-marine:
Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excuse me, what exactly would you like to know? :)
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:iconsongofafreeheart:
songofafreeheart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Sorry, I wasn't very clear. When you press the mask to your face, which it's hardening into shape. Doesn't it catch your eyebrows then?
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Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aah! No, it doesn't. :)
The plastic won't stick to your face. It only sticks to other surfaces made of plastic.
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:iconsongofafreeheart:
songofafreeheart Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Ah. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. And sorry about not being clear before. XD
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:iconaigue-marine:
Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, you're welcome. :)
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StarDragon77 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Thanks much. I think this may help with a mask I'm trying to make. The Green Lantern's Mask (Kyle Rayner version). Which may be a bit tricky since it seems to be a two part type of mask. Would you mind discussing it further?
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Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Of course I won't mind! :) Which part to you consider to be difficult about Kyle's mask?
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:iconstardragon77:
StarDragon77 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Well, there are two parts to the mask. one layer that sits on the face and another layer that sits on top of the mask. To be honest, I've been looking around for materials and it seems to be a little outside of my budget. Which is why I've been looking around at various sites and I've found one that makes the mask. Sorry to have wasted your time. ^_^;;
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Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, no problem. It's alright. :)
I hope you'll get a nice mask for your costume.
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StarDragon77 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Yup. Anyway, I did look around for the materials that you mentioned in this tutorial and unfortunately they're not sold in my country and what sites I could find it at were really charging an arm and a leg.
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Aigue-Marine Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, you could have also gone for Wonderflex which is available world-wide. :) It's basically the same.
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:iconstardragon77:
StarDragon77 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Ah, okay. Thanks for the information. :-)
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victorroa Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this could be useful for my goal of being a raccoon adopted father and teaching them how to knock down garbage cans in the neighborhood
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