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lock-mask from nightmare before christmas

Lock ,Shock and Barrell are noted not only for cavorting with Oogie Boogie, but also for their distinctive masks. Even if you do a non traditional Lock, Shock, or Barrell costume, the mask will make all the difference in making your look almost instantly identifiable.

lock costume from nightmare before christmas

DIY Lock Mask (Nightmare Before Christmas)

You will need:

  • Cardboard (I used the curved edge of an empty oatmeal container)
  • Tinfoil
  • Hot glue
  • X-acto knife or box cutter
  • Modge Podge (or elmers glue and water)
  • Newspaper & paper towels (without print) or white printer paper
  • Acrylic paint (red, pale yellow or white, black)
  • Paint brushes

Instructions:

1. Start by cutting a piece of cardboard in the shape of lock’s face, with a flat top and pointed chin. I used half of a cardboard oatmeal container, which is thin, sturdy and curved. Cut out two small eye holes using an X-Acto knife or box cutter.

lock-mask from nightmare before christmas

2. To get the horns curved in, use tinfoil and hot glue it on to the corners of the mask, curving them in slightly.

lock-mask from nightmare before christmas

3. Use tinfoil (stuffed with a cotton ball to fill it out) and shape into a pointed nose, then hot glue onto the face.

lock-mask from nightmare before christmas

4. Layer paper mache over on top of the cardboard, topping with a layer of white paper or paper towel (you will want a white surface to paint). Allow to dry completely.

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4. Start by painting white where the mouth will be. Then trace the outline in black, making the smile very tall and exagerated. Zigzag black through the mouth to make small spiky teeth. Paint the rest of the mask red, and allow to dry.

lock costume from nightmare before christmas

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • One last look at this (insightful? Revealing?) makeup! I actually really loved the eyes by themselves, and they took a good 2 hours themselves. A good challenge in trying to make a flat art of round objects translated on a curved surface! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #eyes #makeupartist #inspiredbyart
Inspire by art by @xsullo
  • Eye see you! I also understand I’m not funny, it’s ok. 😂
This was actually a fun challenge, eyes are really complex and took nearly 2 hours to get them where I was happy. Of all of this, I’m really proud of the detail I was able to get in the irises of each eye, and my blocked eyebrow almost completely disappeared! This actually looks amazing compared to the first time I blocked them out. Yay for progress! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #horrormakeup #horrorart 
Inspired by art from @xsullo
  • I love finding inspiration in new places, and when @bearded_horror shared artwork by @xsullo a week or so ago, I knew I had to give it a try as a makeup! Seriously, such amazing art. I hope I did it justice! Check out their profile to see even more incredible works and compare to the original.
  • After this photoshoot im not sure how to go back to my plain black background... I mean if there isn’t ominous fog in the background, does it really even count?!?! #fogmachine #clownmakeup #scareactress #hauntlife #evietheclown
  • This is my level of excitement right now! The love I have gotten for Evie over the past few days have been amazing, thank you all so much! #clown #clownmakeup #clowns #hauntlife #scareactress
  • That’s not a Wiley grin, that’s me clamping my teeth together so I stopped chattering. This spring was BRUTAL in SD, and it was in the 30s when we shot this in an unheated parking garage. #clowningaround #clownmakeup #scareactor #scareactress #hauntlife
  • Evie is probably my favorite full-costume character I’ve created to date. It’s so fun to think a practice look I made for haunt last year will be a fully fledged character come haunt season next year! Also, I NEED these light bars @jibclimmer used in this shoot. If anyone has a few hundred dollars to donate to the cause just let me know. 😉 #clown #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #hauntlife #makeupartist
  • If only @grave_digger_the_clown would learn to share, Evie wouldn’t have to steal his shovel! #justclowningaround #clown #clownmakeup #hauntlife photography credit goes to the incredibly talented @jibclimmer
  • Hey guys! It’s been a hell of last few months, but trust me, I’ve been busy! I’d like to introduce my newest character, Evie the Clown! Thanks so much to @jibclimmer for these incredible photos... more to come very shortly. #clown #clownmakeup #hauntlife

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