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Leather Mask Making Tutorial by Ranasp Leather Mask Making Tutorial by Ranasp
This has been a while in the making, I hope that it answers most of your questions if you want to try making a mask of your own.

I took the pictures with the aid of my boyfriend and wrote the text, while did all of the layout, I couldn't have made this tutorial without her, thanks so much!
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lthrpdler Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  New member
Natural Veg Leather Trim piece ( 8 1/2" X 11") sold at Hobby Lobby and Michaels work perfect for this.
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Ranasp Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
::twitch:: I don't advise buying from Hobby Lobby.  You're far better off buying a "grab bag" of leather remnants from Tandy Leather Factory or any other leather supply store that sells scraps of vegetable tanned leather.  You can quite easily make domino masks out of many of the scraps for much cheaper overall, plus the odd shapes can force you to be a bit creative with the final form.
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Krad1213 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm I wonder how you would do with a tokyo ghoul mask
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Takeshi1993 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is extremely useful and informative. Thank you.
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N-Hyuman80 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Where did you get the leather? I live in Hawaii and have no idea where to get good amounts of it, except online I guess.
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Ranasp Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
I live near a Tandy Leather Factory so I can just drive down to get more leather, but you can look for online stores or buy off of ebay.  You could also try your local craigslist to see if anyone local is selling vegetable tanned leather.
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joetrenhar Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
tandy leather online half a hide of vegtable tanned leather.... a grand total of a hundred and something dollors, not cheap and not that much leather when doing this stuff
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Ranasp Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
A half hide is HUGE when you're talking masks.  It's not super cheap, but I have yet to find anything of quality that is.  You can also buy a grab bag of scrap leather and usually can get a few pieces of decent size to practice with.  
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Artoveli Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!  I really want to try this now. :eager:
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Ranasp Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Do so!  Even if you go with a simple domino mask for your first one it looks so much more polished if you shape it like in the tutorial and ends up looking quite impressive.
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