Red Nebula Studios

Fantasy art, costumes, crafts,
and creative endeavors.

Dragon Mask

A blank dragon mask made of durable urethane resin, ready to be painted and worn or placed as wall decoration.

For this mask, I set about creating a stylized dragon design that could be worn as a masquerade-style half masque.

Sculpting process for my dragon half mask. Sculpting process for my dragon half mask. Sculpting process for my dragon half mask. Sculpting process for my dragon half mask. Sculpting process for my dragon half mask. The finished sculpture for my dragon half mask.

The sculpture is roughed out, refined, and detailed in Monster Clay, a type of oil/wax based clay I particularly like to use. I use mineral spirits to smooth out the final sculpture, and then a sealant spray to give it a slight sheen and make the mold come out as nicely as possible!

The molding process for my dragon half mask. The molding process for my dragon half mask. The molding process for my dragon half mask.

The mold is done in multiple layers of a brush-on silicone called Rebound 25. Once it's finished, I create a rigid mother mold out of lightweight epoxy putty ( FreeForm Air). This piece required a 3-part mother mold to make sure all sides were covered without the outer mold getting stuck on any overhangs.

A blank dragon mask made of durable urethane resin, ready to be painted and worn or placed as wall decoration. A blank dragon mask made of durable urethane resin, ready to be painted and worn or placed as wall decoration.

And finally, here are a couple more views of what the final resin cast of this mask turns out like!

As with all my original masks, this piece is available for sale in my costuming Etsy shop. I also occasionally have painted versions of my masks available; check the links below!

Available For Sale:

A resin-cast dragon half mask blank, with every scale beautifully detailed. Getting a blank mask allows you to paint, finish, and wear it however you like!Mask blank - via etsy.com

© 2016 Sculpture, molding and casting by Sarrah Wilkinson

Completion date: 3/17/2016 - Page last updated: 6/7/2016

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Categories: Costuming, Costumes and Props