Death Eaters Mask V2
While not a full face mask like the Death Eaters wear in the Harry Potter films, this one is a pretty close rendition. This version of a Death Eater mask is sure to be a great pick for any Slytherin fans trying to get their costumes together.
Death Eaters Mask V2
I've followed the Harry Potter wand instructable and was really happy with the results. I ended up making two wands, one is smaller and has a more natural look to it, like a wand that a non-death eater would own. The second one I used a larger piece of paper, so I ended up with a slightly thicker, longer wand. This one looks more manufactured, like a pureblood death eater would be proud to own.I looked for instructions on how to make a death eater mask, but didn't find one that I liked. I mean the outcomes were great, I just wasn't getting into the process.So I figured, "I have a lot of the things I need here, why not make one of my own?" So, I went to a craft store, picked up a couple of blank masks, quickly realized they had no way to put it on, bought some elastic, and here I am.
The things you will need for this build are...- White Mask ($4.99)- Elastic Strips ($1.99)- X-Acto Knife (Tool I already had)- Paint Brushes ($2.99)- Various Paints (I already had these) (I have brown and silver spray paint, black latex paint*, gold leaf pen, and clear acrylic sealer)So not including things that are reusable (paint brushes, paint, etc.), the cost to make just one of these masks is $6.98. Not too bad.
Like I said, the masks that I bought didn't have any way to keep it on your face. So in order for me to be able to attach the elastic strips I made three rectangular holes in my mask with an x-acto knife*. One at the crown of the forehead, and one next to each eye.
Prior to adding my base coat of silver, I used packing tape on the inside of the mask to close off all the holes (eyes, nose, and the holes I made). This way seeping is prevented slightly.After that I placed the mask into my makeshift little spray booth and commenced painting (you can see how the tape got painted too).Make sure before proceeding that you got it from all angles. You can see where I missed a little on the left side of my nose because of my angle. If you pick it up, this should fix it.
Well, now the base coat is dry, and it looks nice! But it's lacking something... I've checked out some other designs and some of the masks from the movies, but I don't want a recreation of someone else's work, so I'm just going to use them for inspiration and see what happens.So it didn't turn out quite like I'd hoped, but using a technique I learned while making props and set pieces for my high school theatre called "dry brushing" (using a paint brush with hardly any paint on it) I was able to age it a little bit and make it look like it had been through a couple battles.I had a dark triangle on the forehead, but I didn't like the way that looked. Fortunately I was using latex paint, and it peeled right off.
Now that I have my mask the way I want it, and hopefully so do you, it's time to seal it again. This way if you wear it out and it happens to rain, you won't look like you've applied mascara and then started crying. So, I have it set up in my spray booth again, and let the sealing commence.
In the event that your mask is like mine, and that you've bought some strap or elastic to keep it on your head, you need to measure your head. What I'm going to do is start just behind my left eye, and go around to just behind my right eye, which is just about 16.5".Now that I have that, I just have to cut a piece of elastic measuring 16.5", and attach it. After that, I'll just need to attach another strip on the top, and run it down to the horizontal piece of elastic and sew it in place.My straps are white, and my thread is green, but I'm hoping that by the time Halloween comes around again, I'll have a cloak with a hood, and nobody will see that part.NOTE: The reason that I'm cutting my elastic at 16.5" exactly is because when I fold over the ends to sew it to the mask, it'll shrink down a little and give me a better fit, one that's a little more snug and won't move around on me.
Now, provided that everything is dry, remove the tape we put on earlier. There was some seepage, but that's to be expected when you tape off a three dimensional object.I'm not claiming to be an expert seamstress, so my connections won't look beautiful. Hopefully nobody will be looking at that part though.First you'll want to sew on the horizontal band by looping one end through each hole, and sewing it there. After that, try it on. I tried mine on thinking that one would be enough, but it sat too low (like I'd feared it would), if that's the case with yours, then measure your head again, only this time wearing the mask.Start from where you feel the hole on top, and go until you feel the bottom of the horizontal band. then sew the top end in the same style you did the sides, and when you get to where the two bands meet, use whatever style you want, just make sure they won't come apart.
Lord Voldemort used this select group of wizards and witches during both the First and Second Wizarding Wars, employing them as his elite force. They often wore black hoods and masks with snake-like eye slits to cover their faces.
Some Death Eaters managed to elude justice by claiming the Imperius Curse had been used on them, such as Lucius Malfoy, or by turning in other Death Eaters, as Igor Karkaroff did. Due to many trying to escape by claiming they were bewitched, the Ministry assigned specialists to find out who was lying, although this did not work out to the fullest since Malfoy and several others were found innocent. Most followers hid their allegiance to Voldemort and therefore did not try to find him, although a handful of Death Eaters, such as the Lestranges and Barty Crouch Jnr, remained fiercely loyal to their fallen master and sought him out. They were supposedly rewarded by Voldemort for their loyalty. Some, such as Evan Rosier, chose to resist arrest and fought to the death.
Severus Snape successfully cast the Killing Curse on Dumbledore in front of the four Death Eaters, Fenrir Greyback, Draco, and Harry, who was still hidden under his Invisibility Cloak and frozen in place by Dumbledore's spell. After the latter's death, the jubilant Death Eaters retreated on Snape's orders. Harry, free from Dumbledore's Full Body-Bind Curse, quickly chased after the Death Eaters and cast several unsuccessful spells at Snape when they reached the grounds. One Death Eater, Thorfinn Rowle, set fire to Rubeus Hagrid's hut, and the Death Eaters disapparated when they reached the gate.
Also present were Rowle and Gibbon, who was accidentally killed by a stray Killing Curse from the former, the only casualty on the Death Eater's side. In addition to Dumbledore's death, Bill Weasley was attacked by Fenrir Greyback and received scars on his face but lived without becoming a werewolf because Greyback was not fully transformed at the time of the attack. However, Bill sustained minimal lycanthropic symptoms, including a taste for raw meat. Overall, the mission was a great success for the Death Eaters as they had destroyed their master's most powerful enemy, striking a devastating blow to the morale of those who remained standing against Voldemort.
It was then revealed to Harry that he himself had accidentally been turned into a Horcrux. He willingly took a Killing Curse from Voldemort in order to destroy it, but because his mother's sacrifice lived on in his blood, the blood Voldemort took in himself in order to regain a body, Harry was not killed. He found himself in limbo, the plane between life and death and was given the choice to either return to the living world or move on to the afterlife.
With the Death Eater forces silenced and the battle all but lost, Harry Potter destroyed their master once and for all thanks to his mastery of the Elder Wand. Without their master, the surviving Death Eaters fell. Nevertheless, a select few, such as the Malfoys, were pardoned. In fact, Lucius had given much information on his former comrades and assisted the Auror Office in their capture, and many Death Eaters were permanently imprisoned. After Voldemort's death, the Dark Marks on the Death Eaters' forearms faded into scars.
Following the outbreak of the Calamity on 14 December, 2018, whereupon a powerful piece of Chaotic Magic was unleashed upon the world and resulted in one of the most massive breaches of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in the history of the wizarding world, several magical communities around the world saw a sudden resurgence of Dark wizards adorning the black robes and masks of the original followers of the Dark Lord. Capitalising on the troubles of the day, these individuals would be sighted both in Great Britain as well as overseas, presumably trying to expose the wizardkind and provoke war between the magical and non-magical worlds as a pretext to re-establishing their prior reign of terror.
Becoming a Death Eater meant a lifetime of service to Lord Voldemort. Death Eaters were denied the right to resign under any circumstances, under penalty of death. Sirius Black thought his younger brother was killed for attempting to quit after being given an exorbitantly taxing assignment, even though later this turned out to be the opposite. Igor Karkaroff deserted the Death Eaters after turning many of them over to the Ministry, and even though he went into hiding after his former master was revived, he was eventually caught and killed for his disloyalty. However, Voldemort did forgive the servants who did not attempt to find him but returned when he touched Wormtail's Dark Mark since Snape claimed that, if otherwise, Voldemort would be left with very few followers. Because of his diminished military forces at the time of his rebirth ceremony, Voldemort only punished those who returned to him by mild torture and demands: he let Wormtail suffer the pain of severing his hand as punishment for years of disloyalty, and demanded that Avery suffer thirteen years of pain as repayment for thirteen years of disloyalty before truly being forgiven. 041b061a72