DIY masks could make you a haunting Halloween hit

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Wintercroft Design will send you a template for you to construct your own Halloween mask.
Wintercroft Design will send you a template for you to construct your own Halloween mask.
Photo: Wintercroft Design

So a good Halloween costume idea is not coming to you. Steve and Marianne Wintercroft can get you started with an alluring mask.

The British design couple has made a company out of designing masks that the buyers build themselves. For a few bucks, you can download a template of a polygon constructed animal head that you print, cut and assemble.

The Dragon with claws
The Dragon with claws
Photo: Wintercroft Design
Fish
Fish
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The unique Wintercroft masks have appeared in festivals, fashion shoots and animal rights protests around the world and the wearers proudly show off the masks and how they paint them on Instagram under #wintercroft.

The masks, from bison and foxes to dragons and pumpkins, are arresting, angular art objects that depend on the wearer for touches to bring them to life.

The template includes scoring, folding and cutting instructions. An eco-friendly card stock is suggested.
The template includes scoring, folding and cutting instructions. An eco-friendly card stock is suggested.
Photo: Wintercroft Design

The PDF templates come with instructions for cutting and adjusting for size. The polygon shape gives the mask a structural integrity and the designers recommend using a cardboard similar in thickness to a cereal box. Any cardboard or card stock that can easily be scored and folded will work, however the Wintercrofts, conservationists, strongly encourage wearers find eco-friendly materials.

Bison
Bison
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Demon horns
Demon horns
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The Wintercroft website features several pictures that can spur your creativity, plus an FAQ section that should address any printing questions.