Friday, October 30

the mask

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Cosplaying sculptor recreates iconic pop culture masks, from ‘Avatar’ to Zelda

Malcolm Hofmann of TikTok’s madprincedesigns is a cosplaying mask sculptor. Hofmann creates his own sculptures and molds to make costumes that reference “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avatar” and the video game Zelda. The artist typically constructs a clay sculpture of each mask that’s an art piece but also serves as the base to create a silicone mold for more masks.In one clip, Hofmann gave his followers insight on how to create a mold. He pours three layers of silicone onto an uka uka mask from the game Crash Bandicoot. Then he places another layer of silicone caulk onto it. Next, he smoothes on two layers of plaster bandages. Once dried, he removes the sculpture and the silicone mold is ready to use. In a different video, the artist shows how he constructed a...