Among the masks made for scifi improv show Return to the Planet, a trio of bug-eyed bugs, denizens of Planet Beelzebub. Dressed up in one of these (with a fetching green velvet medieval gown to complete the ensemble), handing out flyers for the show was surprisingly easy. A buzz even (ow, don’t hit me). I was amused as always by the people who pretended not to see me – it takes real determination to ignore a giant fly walking through the central city on a weekday lunchtime.
The mask is made of Instamporph, over a clay sculpt, the eyes are plastic hi-bounce balls, cut in half and lined with kitchen-drawer liner foil. The paint is acrylic, with texture from those micobeads sold for scrap booking, under a couple of layers of clear acrylic sealer. Antenna made of instamorph over wire – although I had to go back and thicken them up, as my initial efforts proved a little fragile.