This is more of a show and tell than a how to because I think there are a lot of tutorials on how to sew a face mask. I have made hundreds of masks in different styles. I donated a bunch and sold some too. I just added some steampunk details to these.
I tried to find metal pieces to sew on but couldn’t so my boyfriend bought tacks and used pliers to cut off the sharp points. I glued them on with super glue. I’m sure they will come off in the wash but this is just part of a costume so I don’t mind.
My mask was a little big so I added a dart on the sides to make it smaller. I like elastic ear bands but Max likes ties.
I then added some gears I cut them out with the Cricut and ironed them on. I did Max’s mask first. In retrospect, I should have done this before adding the tacks. It was awkward trying to use the big Easy Press to cover the image without hitting the tacks. I tried just using the corner but the rest of the press hung off the easy press mat and warped my cutting mat even though it hadn’t actually touched it. That may have induced a mini hurricane of colorful words.
I used the mini iron for my mask and it worked okay but the image was kind of wonky. Max’s mask looks great though.
Notice the warped mat?
I think our costumes are comlete. I’ll post a photo when we wear them.