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Krampus / Animal Demon Mask

A finished, painted version of my horned demon mask, painted to resemble a grey granite stone gargoyle.

This toothy beast was initially created to be a Krampus mask - my own design, with a somewhat more animalistic look. It's got a goatlike nose, canine jaws, and big curving horns. The photo above is my first painted, finished version of this mask, done as a monstrous stone gargoyle.

The rough sculpture for my Krampus mask. A close-up of the fur details on my Krampus mask before they were smoothed out. The final sculpture for my Krampus mask, ready to mold.

The mask started as a sculpture in oil-based Monster Clay. As you can see, I created the horns ahead of time as a separate sculpture, molded and cast them.(I also have the horns available separately in the shop.) They would be too difficult to cast as part of the full face mask and the whole thing too large to fit in a standard-sized shipping box, so I finished the mask off with gaps where the horns could be slotted in. (I describe this technique in more detail on the Using Pre-made Objects while Sculpting tip page.)

The mask is covered in fine furry details, smoothed out with mineral spirits. The final photo shows the completed sculpture ready for molding. The shine comes from a layer of acrylic sealant spray and a misting of mold release.

Krampus face mask with the first layer of silicone brushed on for the mold. Krampus face mask silicone brush-up mold. The Krampus mask mold with an outer hard shell made from FreeForm Air epoxy putty.

The mold is created by brushing on layers of Rebound 25 silicone and finishing with a rigid mother mold made of FreeForm Air epoxy putty.

The finished Krampus mask mold with the original sculpture in the background.

When everything goes well with this process, I can remove the mold with hardly any damage to the original sculpture, as you can see!

The individual cast resin pieces for the Krampus mask. Here's a casting of the three separate pieces of this mask. If you get it as a kit, this is how they'll come (along with instructions on how to assemble it.)

The assembled Krampus face mask with horns attached. The assembled Krampus face mask with horns attached. The assembled blank resin Krampus mask being held up to my face.

Here's how the full mask looks once assembled. It's over 14 inches tall from chin to horn-tip!

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This resin horned demon mask blank was conceived originally as Krampus, but could just as easily become an animal demon, a satyr, a gargoyle, or any other snarling, devilish beast you can imagine!Mask blank kit - via etsy.com

© 2016 Sculpture, molding and casting by Sarrah Wilkinson

Completion date: 1/11/2016 - Page last updated: 1/21/2016

Keywords: Krampus mask, demon face mask, monster mask, cast resin, devil mask, gargoyle, satyr, goat demon, snarling fangs, curved horns

Categories: Costuming, Costumes and Props