How to Put them on?
I recommend dusting the inside of the mask with baby powder to help it slide over the head. Take care not to pull it on by the neck or eyes or any of the areas that feel thinner. These are the weakest points of the mask and can tear if too much pressure is applied. There are a number of great YouTube videos out there to demonstrate the best way to put on a full silicone mask. I recommend watching one to help clarify what I’m trying to say.
I try to put the mask as far down the back of the head as possible using the backs of my hands inside the back of the neck on the mask. I Stretch it a bit as I slide it down the back of my head as far as possible. It makes things easier if you have someone helping you by balancing the rest of the mask so it does not flop over one side or the other.
Then using my fingers reach as deep into the front side of the mask as possible to stretch it down over your face. It may take a few attempts of pulling down the back then alternating to the front to get it to slide down. After it is on use your palms to adjust the other parts of the face.
Taking off the mask is basically the same process in reverse, raise it off the front of your face, then shift to the back side and raise it off the back of your head, alternating back and forth as necessary. Taking off and putting on the masks takes a bit of practice to get it right without applying to much pressure to the mask, it is difficult to explain the process in words, but really not that difficult to do.
The foam mask is made of a durable and flexible foam that has some limited stretch. On most masks you just need to open them slightly as far as the flexibility allows and slide them over your head. A few of our designs we have cut areas in the back that will allow the mask to open enough for you to slide you head in. In all cases lubricants or baby powders are not necessary.
Scarecrows and Mummies
The scarecrows and Mummies are made from a combination of silicon, flex foam and burlap or cheesecloth. These masks are cut and seamed in the back to allow them to open up fully and slide your head in. We add rope laced through the seam as part of the design elements for you to pull and tie together.
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When will my product ship?
In most cases your order will ship within 30 days unless it is a custom creature, we are making specific to your requests. We allow ourselves 30 days due to the handmade nature of the masks, but in most cases the masks that are chosen from our gallery, even with a customized paint job, can ship within a few days of the order. Custom items require a sculpt and a mold making process in addition to the casting and paintwork that can vary in time depending on the complexity of your design. That is why a custom order may take longer to ship. You will be notified via email once your item is shipped and a tracking will be provided.
Shipping will be through USPS with priority mail, but you can upgrade to UPS to expedite it further.
Do you sell display forms for the masks? Are they included with each order?
We do sell a male and female head form separately, they are not included with your order. Visit this link to purchase your head form
Do you have items in stock?
We do not typically stock items, they are usually made to order; however, we do sometimes have masks made and in stock that we take with us to tradeshows. Simply contact us if you need a mask on the fly and we can let you know what we have that can ship immediately.
Can you change the paint scheme on any mask you sell?
Yes, we can mix and match any paint scheme from any of our masks on the site. You can also contact us directly to request something specific you have in mind
What size are the masks? Will they fit me?
Our masks are one size fits most. Keep in mind that the nature of silicone is that it is very flexible so the masks will fit a wide range of the population, but they will fit differently on each individual. We offer masks in female fit or male fit which is denoted in the listing. We cannot; however, take a mask style and change the fit due to the nature of the build process. Any foam, burlap or mummy masks will also have the female or male fit inner dimensions just without the flexibility of the silicone.
The Male Head Masks measures internally 18" H x 13" W x 11" D with a circumference at the brow of 23" approximately.
The Female Head measures internally 17” H x 12” W x 9.5” D with a circumference at the brow of 22” approximately.
Do the teeth on the mask cover my teeth and will I need makeup for my eyes?
With the mask at rest position your mouth and teeth will be covered by the teeth of the mask. When you open your mouth and move your face inside of the mask the teeth of the mask will mostly cover your own teeth. If you use your lips to cover your own teeth this can help conceal them and provide more realism. Each mask has a different design and in some cases your eyes do not need any makeup to conceal. In other cases, the eyes on the mask are large for visibility and you will need some blackout makeup to blend the mask to your face better. Blackout makeup can also help in areas of the mouth or chin depending on the design and layout of the mask.
Will you be making more characters?
Yes! We are working everyday to expand our catalogue and push the limits of our artistic abilities. It is a time-consuming process to create a new design but that is the primary drive of our passion for this business. We will update the site with every new design as they are completed. Create an account on our site with your email and we can send notifications once new characters are uploaded.
Can you make a custom design for me?
Yes, if you have an idea for a design or elements with reference you want to send us, we would love to build it for you. Contact us directly with your idea.
I need to fix my mask, what can I do?
Even with our Powermesh reinforcement, excessive stretching or pulling on thin areas of the mask can cause tears. Though durable and extremely flexible, care must be taken in the handling of these masks. Should a tear occur, you can fix it with a product called Sil-Poxy made by Smooth-On. It is available for purchase on their website, and they also sell it on Amazon. Simply clean the area with alcohol and then glue the tear back together being sure it can be held in place for about 15 min. Try not to handle the mask for 30 min and do not use it for at least an hour. We can offer a repair service for a fee, contact us directly for more information.
How long will my mask last?
The mask should last for many years if treated properly. Again, keep in mind that even with the Powermesh reinforcement and the flexibility of the silicone, the masks are relatively fragile and must be handled with care. The silicone is rated for physical and chemical stability for 20 years without any dry rot, loss of elasticity or discoloration occurring. This is of course in the best of conditions and without use of the mask. In short, if you are careful with it, learn the areas that are thin, avoid pulling on or stretching these weak points, then your mask should last for years.