I'll be there volunteering with OUT Jasper, taking photos for work and enjoying the festivities, along with a few delicious beverages.
So, as you can probably tell, I'm super pumped. And because I'm super pumped, today I got crafting.
Guess what I made!? You got it, an amazing feather and sequin mask.
To make this beauty, I first took a scrap piece of paper and drew one side of the mask. Then I folded the paper in half and cut out the second side, ensuring they would be a mirror image of each other. Then, I pinned the paper to a sheet of craft foam and cut around it. To get the shape of the eye holes, I traced a large button and then drew the pointed edges and then cut them out, as well.
From there, there was just a lot of hot glue and feathers flying around until I got even coverage. Then I turned to the sequins, which there would have been more of if it wasn't such a miserable task to glue them on.
The large purple feather was from New Year's Eve. My friend Andrea made it for me to wear to a 1920s party. I attached it to the mask by weaving the hard end of the feather through the foam. That way it's not attached, so I can continue to reuse it.
I haven't figured out how to attach it to my head yet. I know I could just use a ribbon, but I want the edges to stick out from my face, rather than conforming to it. I have some time to try different fastening methods before Saturday night, so I'm sure I'll figure it out.
Happy Mardi Gras!