$20 Homemade Tusken Raider Mask

jscout

New Member
I just finished my Tusken Raider Mask. Total cost ended up being under $20, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

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The shell was from a pepakura file I got from Blaxmyth.

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Then I covered that with paper mache made from brown paper lunch sacks and white glue.

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The "metal" parts were 3D printed at my local library's maker space for $11. I sanded them, filled the layer lines with spot putty, and painted them with silver acylic.

Then I bought $4 worth of fabric from Hobby Lobby and a $4 belt from a thrift store. That was the total cost of the project. The rest of the supplies I already had.

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Here is what it looked like prior to adding the bandages. All of the "metal" bits are just screwed on from the inside so they can easily be replaced later if I want to.

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For the bandages, I ripped the duck fabric into strips of varying widths and lengths and "dyed" them in a tub of water mixed with various acrylic paints (browns, black, yellow). I varied the paint mixture on some strips for a variation in the colors.

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Then I just hot glued the strips on in a random pattern. Here are a couple more shots of the finished mask.

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I may go back and paint the metal parts with a better silver at some point. I may also add some more bandages in irregular patterns and add more general weathering. But overall I am pretty happy with how it turned out, and how inexpensive it was to put together.
 

James Kenobi 1138

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
That’s freak’in awesome. Before we had our pick of high-end replicas made by big companies to choose from builds like this were the heart and soul of the RPF. Amazing results using ingenuity and elbow-grease.

Be proud, that looks first-class.
 

jscout

New Member
That’s freak’in awesome. Before we had our pick of high-end replicas made by big companies to choose from builds like this were the heart and soul of the RPF. Amazing results using ingenuity and elbow-grease.

Be proud, that looks first-class.
And even though there are more options now, we don't all have hundreds of dollars to spend on them.

Thanks for the compliment.
 

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