The people running the workshop were from a theatre company called The Wrong Crowd. One of the ladies was a director and the other was a costume designer who often makes puppets.They told us that we could have a go at making costumes and props of either a fairy or Bottom's donkey ears from a Midsummer Night's Dream or a witch from Macbeth. They gave us lots of ideas for making hats, masks and creepy hands using gloves and a special foam material. I decided to make a mask of a witch from Macbeth. I decided I wanted the mask to look really freaky!
|First of all I cut off the mouth and chin from a plastic mask. I also made the eyes bigger.|
|I squished up lots of pieces of masking tape to form a big nose. I wanted the nose to turn up at the end to look like a pig.|
|I then shaped some eyebrows. I made one higher than the other to make the expression look questioning.|
|I then covered the whole mask in a thin layer of PVA glue.|
|When the glue had dried, I painted it a skin colour. I used yellow ochre, white and a bit of red to make the skin colour.I also painted black around the eyes to make them stand out.|
|I then used lots of strips of fabric that were leftovers from real costumes made by the costume department to make a headdress. I wanted it to look a bit like a veil. I thought the purple colours were quite witchy.|
|Here I am looking very scary!|