After my research into masks I've decided that experimenting with actual materials and methods would help me most. While the mask in the first tutorial video looked very successful, the method seems slightly more complicated considering my group and I must make two masks and two+ sets of costumes as well as plan the choreography and script of our piece. In addition to the lack of time, this method seemed much less sustainable than using, for example, paper machè from old newspapers. I therefore bought a plastic mask from the school shop in order to try creating a character's mask from it with old newspaper paper machè. The collage effect created with the newspaper's words and bright colours actually created a very interesting effect which reminded me of the Harlequin chequered look. I therefore decided to leave the mask as it was, adding some green and red pieces of newspaper to the top that would enhance the harlequin look.
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