How to Make a Scorpion Mask

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How to Make a Scorpion Mask
Turn a paintball mask like this one into a Scorpion mask. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Scorpion is one of the original characters in the Mortal Kombat video game series. His costume and characteristics have encountered several changes as the game has evolved, but he remains cloaked in his usual yellow and black colours. Scorpion's mask has grown in sophistication compared to earlier versions. Create your own Scorpion mask for a Halloween celebration or other costumed event. Few materials are necessary to complete the project, and the durability of the mask enables it to last through multiple uses.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Old newspaper
  • Black paintball mask
  • Yellow acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush

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  1. 1

    Spread old newspaper on a flat surface in a well-lit, well-ventilated room.

  2. 2

    Remove the lens from the mask. Instructions for removing the lens vary from brand-to- brand. Follow the lens removal instructions for your particular brand to avoid damaging the mask.

  3. 3

    Paint the bottom half of the front of the mask yellow. Do not paint above the base of the lens area. Paint the bottom half of the sides without painting above the jawline. The bottom half of the mask should be completely yellow while the rest of the mask remains black.

  4. 4

    Set aside to dry. Once dry, replace the lens, if desired. Wear the mask with or without the lens.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not attempt to play paintball in this mask if the lens has not been replaced.

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