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Eyeless Jack by Kr3ssidia Eyeless Jack by Kr3ssidia
A paper mache Eyeless Jack cosplay mask.

General Steps to Make

1. Make a mold of your face using at least 4+  layers of tin foil. Work each layer until it fits, but leave space to breathe (Please don't suffocate yourself!). Mark the eyeholes and cut them out.

2. Use at least three layers of paper mache (2 cups of flour and 1 cup of water + newspaper strips). Do this carefully, so that the mold doesn't lose shape. Use a hair dryer on cold setting to dry it faster between layers.

3. After it has finished drying (At least over-night), remove the tin foil mold. Then use sandpaper to smooth the mask out and get rid of those annoying little bumps.

4. It is now ready to paint. You can use simple acrylic paints to paint it, with a mix of grey, blue and black (For shading and painting on the drips).


***The way I did the drips of black liquid is my own idea, you can create your own ideas regarding how to do this. I did, you all can too. ***
I will most likely not answer if you ask, it is too complicated to answer. Use whatever you want.


5. Lastly, take two layers of black nylon, stretch it nice and tight, and glue it over the eye holes. The visibility depends on how tight you stretch it, the looser it is, the harder to see.
Keep the mask on with an elastic, string, or whatever you see fit.
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:icontheartangel123:
TheArtAngel123 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! X3
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you.   Cx
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:icontheartangel123:
TheArtAngel123 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Jackie's my senpai! Heart X3
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Buttercup59 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Wow this is AMAZING! If you dont mind if i ask a question or two? Both about the paint, 1 is it spray paint or like with the paintbrush? Also i got kinda confused is the mask color itself blue or blue/gray since you said mix or was it specifically just for shading that i mix it?
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you very much!
I don't mind. I painted it with a paintbrush, and the base paint colour of the mask was a mix of both grey and blue, and I shaded around the eye holes & drips a bit with the black paint (dry brushing technique) to give it a slight illusion of more depth and grungy/grimy look.
I chose to mix the grey into the blue so that the blue would be a darker, duller blue, because I didn't want a super bright vibrant colour.
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Buttercup59 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
ah, I see, thank you so much! :D
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Student General Artist
No problem!    :]
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XxHelpImAlivexX Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! I hope I can make it, I kind of want to be Eyeless Jack for Halloween and this is perfect! I'll attempt making it, hopefully.
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks, and good luck!  C:
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:iconxxhelpimalivexx:
XxHelpImAlivexX Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome, and thanks!
I've never tried making a mask before xD
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Drawstuffs Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. Hopefully i will make this some day! I've always wanted to make masks for no reason. Jack would be perfect for Halloween. Freak your parents out! Hehe
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you, and good luck if you do!  :]
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:iconmelantha-blackrose:
Melantha-Blackrose Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Senpai, as I type I am dtying the first layer of my mask~ I hope to be as good as you~
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Good luck, and I'm sure it will be great!    :]
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:iconmelantha-blackrose:
Melantha-Blackrose Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
So far it is coming along, I just always worry about the eye holes
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student General Artist
How so?
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:iconmelantha-blackrose:
Melantha-Blackrose Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well this is my 3rd attempt, I tried first to ads in some idicatikn of where the eyes were while molding the foil by pressing where my eyes were butbthe foil kept tearing, then i did the mask and cutnout the eye holes but they were two far down
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah, foil is very brittle, so you gotta be very, very gentle with it. I wouldn't worry about the tears in it so much unless it really causes some misshaping. Even then you could just add another layer.

I personally find that it is easier to mark the eyeholes & check them, and only then do some layers of paper mache first before you start cutting anything out, because this allows it to already have some support and you don't have to worry about it collapsing or being in the wrong place so much. Near the end when the mask is dry/almost dry you can also touch up the eyeholes with some slightly smaller pieces of paper mache, so you can make the shape more to your liking.

On the other hand, you can also attempt fixing it if you think you can, by carefully cutting up higher and then patching up where you don't want to be part of the eyeholes. I'm not sure how well this would work, but if you think you can, it could be worth a shot.
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Melantha-Blackrose Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I always take notes with thus stuff, lol. Although this time the shape is now perfect, befoee it was too wide or round, this time I molding my whole facw going back halfway down the head so I could work further back and trim when I need to
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AerrowXPiperlover Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I'm planning on making an E.J mask to and I love the way you did the black tears (lets no question what else those may be) I was wondering if you used a glue gun to get the 3D effect?
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:iconinfamousdeviantk:
I want that mask so bad:sigh: It looks so cool.
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:iconinfamousdeviantk:
Awesome job with the mask!:happybounce: 
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much!     C:
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:iconinfamousdeviantk:
You're welcome.
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SweetCandyElf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
how do you keep it on? String?
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I actually used a bunch of strong elastics so that it was easier to get on and off, because string would be quite the hassle to deal with all the time.
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SweetCandyElf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome!!! Thank you very much!!!
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem.   :]
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:iconsweetcandyelf:
SweetCandyElf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Do you know Five Nights At Freddy's two? I want to make a maronette cosplay~
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Ohh, yes I do! fnaf is pretty awesome.
Sounds like something fun to cosplay, I hope it turns out well for you.
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SweetCandyElf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love it too!!
Yes~!<3 
look at my new pictures, that is what it should look like *not the gore one though*
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:iconeyeless-zion:
Eyeless-Zion Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
did you leave the tin foil under the paper mache or did you remove them?
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student General Artist
You should remove the foil.
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EyelessJackLoverBae Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how did you do the black liquid?
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AwanisSixNine Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
how did your mold of face from tin foil didnt loose shape? i was trying like 10 times everytime with failure
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Sorry to hear that it isn't working well for you, I know that it isn't the easiest method out there.

You need to be very gentle with it once you get it into the shape you want; getting it to the proper shape of your face requires a lot of patience and technique. I don't really know how to properly explain how I did it, so I apologise that I can't help you out too much, it's been over a year and a half since I made it.

I wish you better luck in making your mask.
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reiva2009 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
I was ispired my mask in yours!
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AkatsukiDemonWOLF Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Did you remove the tinfoil from the mask when it was done drying?
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You're supposed to, but I forgot.
So yeah, remove it once it's dry.
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AkatsukiDemonWOLF Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Thanks
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Razorflame11 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
What color paints did you use to get that cool darkish Blue effect? Love the mask, must make for Halloween!!
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:iconkr3ssidia:
Kr3ssidia Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks, but sorry, I can't remember exactly which colours I used.
I think I used a combination of two different blues with a dark grey and white.
Something along those lines.
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EyelessJackLoverBae Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im gonna be Eyeless Jack for Halloween :) I must make this to!
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HidanVIIIAxel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow i love ur eyeless mask its badass!
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:iconjust-icey:
Just-icey Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I love this so much!! How did you do the dripping eye effect? This is the best one I've seen yet!!
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evvanrenea Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
I just replicated this mask for my son for Halloween and the way I did it was applying hot glue gun glue directly to the mask then letting it dry and painting it with black nail polish.
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DarkEpochTriton Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing O-O i like it ^^
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