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DIY Tusken Raider Mask

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We first met Tusken Raiders in Star Wars: A New Hope. They reside on Tatooine and were depicted as a brutal group. They wear masks that disguise their faces and long robes. It’s a somewhat popular choice for a costume, and as Instructables user DIYtime, a.k.a. RSwan, demonstrates in his tutorial, you can assemble the costume with a small budget. His materials included several items he had on hand like a balaclava, mini Solo cups, plastic shot cups, tan canvas (he used a curtain), air dry clay, pleather, acrylic paint, and a glue gun. If you bought everything new, it cost around $40. You’ll likely have some of the necessary materials on hand though.

RSwan explains how to start the project:

This is a very cheap and easy build to do. After the supplies are collected it takes maybe an hour and a half to two hours to complete. Start by cutting the tan cotton to 1.5’x3′ (use one half), then make cuts every ~2in. along the top of the 3′ side. When done tear the new strips, you should have ~2in.x1.5′ strips. Stack them on each other single-file (to hide their numbers) and set them aside. Now the goggles. Take the mini-SOLO cups and cut the bottoms off (it’s your “only hope” for seeing). Then make two venting slots on the half of each cup. Paint the inside black/ outside silver and you can now put them aside as well. Last but not least are the “teeth”, the silver double cleft part on the front of the respirator. This can by made from the air-dry clay, check online for reference pictures. Note that the clay should be completely dry before painting as the paint blocks oxygen from drying the clay(24hrs. to be safe). It can then be painted silver.

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Read more at Instructables.


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