Captain America is a superhero character from the Marvel comic books. His costume is characterised by the colours red, white and blue, and his outfit includes a mask that covers his head. You can make this type of mask to complete a Captain America costume for a theme party or for Halloween. You'll need just a few materials and tools. Making this mask yourself will cost less than purchasing a similar item from a costume shop.
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Things you need
- Ski mask
- Letter stencil
- White fabric paint
- Foam paint brush
Purchase a ski mask in a royal blue colour. It should be the sort of knit ski mask that can fold down to cover the entire face. Look for one in a finely knit fabric so it is easier to paint on.
Lay the ski mask flat on a table. Place a piece of cardboard inside the mask to prevent paint from bleeding through.
Place a letter stencil in the shape of an A at the top half of the mask. You can buy the stencil at a craft shop or make your own by cutting out an A shape from a piece of cardboard. Paint in the letter using white fabric paint, then peel the stencil away and let dry.
Cut two, round eye holes where your eyes will go, if your mask does not have eye holes. Cut a 3-inch by 3-inch square under the eye holes that will let the portion of your face with the nose and mouth to show through.
Tips and warnings
- If you can't find a blue ski mask, buy a white one and dye it.
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