Videos games are a cornucopia of project ideas well-suited to the talents of makers and hackers, and Halloween is as good a time as any to show them off! Reddit user [Tavarin], a huge fan of the Boderlands video games, whipped up a plaster mask — replete with glowing eyes — of one of the game’s signature enemies: the Psycho.
[Tavarin]’s secret to forming comfortable plaster masks is to open his jaw while the wrap is setting — that way he’ll be able to talk without breaking the mask off his face. Hot gluing in and modifying a 60mm PC fan and a pair of lenses meant that the only thing standing between him and a lot of sanding to shape the mask’s details was a few layers of thick plaster mix.
Two blue LEDs connected to a simple switch and battery pack also required the use of hot glue to mount. As for those lights literally glaring in his eyes, [Tavarin] admits he can’t see that well with the mask on but sanding down the LEDs helps to soften the light and create a more authentic prop to boot. A few leather straps for detail and keeping it on his head, and he’s ready to ride the shiniest meat bicycle!
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8 thoughts on “This Mask Will Make You A Psycho”
not a hack :’-(
Pretty sure sticking a PC fan to your **FACE** counts as a hack, if not a particularly innovative one ;)
Nice, but 5 years too late.
I really don’t think riding any kind of bicycle is a good idea with this mask on.
“No, don’t run away, I need your face!”
Does the fan act like a kind of supercharger – forcing more air into his lungs to increase their volumetric efficiency :o
No, you’re thinking of CPAP machines :-D
And I hate mine.
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