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Ergo Proxy mask by ThundersSilence Ergo Proxy mask by ThundersSilence
i just thought i deserved an own submission :)

mask for my ergo proxy cosplay



made among others from wire, newspaper, acrylic colors, glue and spackle (thanks for the helpful comments to find out the right english term ;) ) it dries to a hard layer that can be sanded to a nice, smooth finish
also, for the strap i used that kind of transparent 'bra strap' which can usually bought by themselves. worked very well here, might use it for other masks too
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eondantes Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
Link please
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jbinion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
That rocks. I'm not sure what you used but it is perfect
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xxXXGH0STXXxx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the final stage of hollowfication.
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NOELKINZTEIN Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
nice job
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SkullStriker10 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
one of the many cool masks of animes
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'd have to agree with that!
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Writer
Truly amazing job!
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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Tiase Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't seem like you're much active on DA anymore but it's worth a shot. I can see what you used as materials to make the mask. But could you enlighten me as to how you made the base bask? Did you put papermache on your face and let it harden or like, yeah. If I can just find out how the base was made I should be able to make the mask!
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
hey, I still am on DA once in a while, just not very active and not in the cosplay area anymore :) 
I had a friend make a plaster cast of my face and then used that to help me to bend the basic frame of the mask out of wire. You should be able to make a wireframe even without a plaster cast though: make a general outline, "weave" some more wire in between and then press it to your face to get the right shape. then apply paper strips, later paper maché.
If you want to make more masks of course a plaster cast is of course easier to work with - don't have to stand in front of a mirror all the time. But if you have a friend make one, be careful to keep the plaster out of your eyes (it hurts!)
good luck with your costume! :)
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Tiase Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the reply!

I have looked up some videos on youtube already on how to get a a plaster cast of ones face and have a good idea.
When you say wire, what kind did you use? Like, was it chicken wire? Thin wire? Thick wire?
It's a bit hard to imagine how that went. I was thinking that once I had a plaster cast of my face that I could apply something to protect the cast, and then put a layer of paper mache over all of it, then maybe chicken whire on it, and another layer papermache and make sure it was solid enough. Draw the masks form out on it ( did you use any specific reference or just a random one? ), cut it out and apply some spackle ( did you do that on both sides or only on the outer side?

But yeah, again, thanks. This should help me a lot!
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I used just some basic steel/iron wire, mine was about 0.8mm thick I guess. I searched for a whole array of reference pictures and then made a "best of" of it (Ergo Proxy unfortunately isn't very consistent in the quality of the animation and gets pretty bad in between, I don't think you can have too many reference pictures ;) ) A lot of it I kind of made up along the way, meaning after I had the basic outline of wire and applied the first layers of paper and paper maché I still cut away some of it on some places then added more mass in others, sculpting it. applying different thickness of material, e.g. more on the "cheekbones" and other parts help to give it a more "fleshed out" look. generally, well made paper maché is surprisingly sturdy, the thickest past of my mask is only about 2 cm and that's with the spackle on it!
I only put spackel on the outside - my inside actually looks really crappy, I just checked it again and noticed I also have masking tape on the inside (that was probably my first layer to fix the wires in the right position even before the paper maché) also, the inside is stained black because the dark face paint I used for the cosplay ^^'
But your plan sounds good, too! I think it should work well :) 
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Tiase Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So you didn't use something with a bigger surface like chicken wire where you can just roll a sheet out and press it down on your face, but used like used a single line steel/iron wire?
I think I'll stick with chicken wire for that.

Because now I'm thinking I could save the money and not buy alginite and all of that stuff. It's not like I'm making special make up, but a mask.
But again, a lot of helpful and insight full things. So thanks for the help!
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KatherineKathy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
can I use it pls ? :D I will mention you deaviant page <3
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
as long as you link back here, go ahead :)
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slipBoB Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
awesome ! please tell me, what did you use to make the part that look like the hair ? i realy whant to make this mask too
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

I used fabric (white bedsheet) wound around iron wire :) 
good luck with the making!
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slipBoB Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Thank you so much, *______*
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RooKiku Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks brilliant!!! 
~Kiku
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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zorick Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Holy hell I want one so bad. I would pay for something like that.
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great to hear you like it! :)
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zorick Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Like is no where near a strong enough word for my interest in this. I LOVE it.
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:blush: thank you!!
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Semashke Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing... just. amazing <3
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much  :)
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Natakiro Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is extremely well done! I always love seeing self-made cosplay outfits. The hair and smoothness look great :D
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! yeah, for me it's kind of like bought costumes aren't really cosplay. Which is not true of course, but it just feels so wrong somehow ^^' 
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Natakiro Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! I know what you mean. It's far more rewarding creating it yourself. It feels more accomplishing :love:
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RaindropCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing!!!!!! It came out fantastic! I'll definitely need to show my bf this so he can get an idea of making it!
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
glad to be of inspiration! ;)
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SIN-BIN Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Stunning! I want one :love:
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you ^^
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SIN-BIN Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Welcome :3
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KujoDraconak Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Such a beautiful mask!
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you! ^^
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PT-Renegade Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
RAWR YOU SHOULD SELL THESE
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD that would probably get me into some trouble with the creators of the anime :)
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PT-Renegade Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Possibly QQ
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luciensgate Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
AMAZING
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:bow:
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bankai901 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I want one so bad this is the best one I've seen on the net.
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you so much ^^
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imaginationpower Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
that's BADASS!
how do you make it smooth? everytime I tried to make a papier mache it will have a rugged surface :(
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
yeah, just paper maché alone isn't enough, you still need to seal it with something else. i like to use basic spackle
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EmceeYahya Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
Love it!!!
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!! :)
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BrahManDude Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Is there any way i can pay you to make me one for my head size
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ThundersSilence Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm really sorry, and i really appreciate that you like it so much you would want me to make you one, but i am really way to busy now and in the near future. also, it would really be VERY expensive, and i would have to send it, which is tricky with this kind of mask
but again, thanks for your interest!
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Gilgamesj Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Don't suppose you have a tutorial of this anywhere? :D I'm hoping to make a successful Ergo Proxy cosplay by November but I've never made anything before.
Or, if not a whole tutorial, could you tell me how you started? (mold of your face? or did you improvise?)
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