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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.

lock-mask from nightmare before christmaslock-mask from nightmare before christmas

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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  • William Faulkner said to “it’s hard to kill your darlings” meaning it can be difficult to critique your own work, especially if you put a lot into it. Stephen King went on to say you should put your work away for six months to a year before editing so you can clearly evaluate. I’m really glad I looked back at this one. Even without the wig, I think it’s striking. #hauntmua #sfxmua #stevenkingismyhero #skullmakeup
  • I’m going through old pictures and ran across this one. I remember not really being happy with this look, and sure, the lines could have been cleaner, but I still really like this! I think we should always go back and look at work a year later... even if it really want good, it shows us just how far we have come in so little time. #skullmakeup #hauntmua #sfxmua #personalgrowth
  • I often do a look that I’m just not all that happy with afterwards, as is with this “halfway to Halloween” clown I created back in.... May? Looking at it now, I don’t know what it is exactly it was that I didn’t like... maybe I just needed a orange wig? I almost like a progress pic more than the finished product. What do you think?#clowns #clownmakeup
  • Throwback to my first actual clown makeup! The eye shapes were inspired by a few looks by @totalnightmaretravis, and i was incredibly excited about this wig! The Rhapsody Short by @rockstarwigs is probably the most fun wig to wear that I currently own. I only have red, but am heavily considering another color for my collection.
Happy National Clown Week! #justclowningaround #clowns #scaryclowns
  • Happy National Clown Week! A year ago, I wasn’t a big fan of clowns, but I practiced so many clown makeups that I eventually came to find them to be one of my favorites, and even created my own clown character. This is the first actual clown makeup I recreated based on @grave_digger_the_clown for last year’s haunt. Turned out a lot prettier than he is, no? 😉
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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

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