Create a glowing, animated Halloween mask with NeoPixels and Hallowing. No soldering required! Use a vinyl cutter (or a utility knife and some elbow grease) to create a beautiful mask -- we've included designs for a butterfly and a dragon. Add a one-way mirror and some holographic vinyl, and you have a stunning mirror mask that will be sure to light up the streets on Halloween night or make you truly stand out at the masquerade.
This technique can be used with a wide variety of shapes and vinyl colors, so come up with your own customizations.
- Vinyl cutting machine --OR-- a utility knife and some patience
- One-way mirror film --OR-- Transparency film and mirror spray paint
- Reflective Holographic vinyl
- Colored vinyl or faux-leather
- Craft felt
- Needle & thread
- Silicone Glue
A foam wig head is also helpful to have.
The secret to making this mask shine is the flexible one-way mirror inside. You can buy one-way mirror film online with a sticky back -- this stuff is made for adding to your windows as privacy film. It's perfect for this project, but a little pricey.
Another alternative is to create your own one-way mirror film. I used printer transparency film (the kind you'd use on an overhead projector) and 2-3 coats of Mirror Effect spray paint from Rustoleum. This made a beautiful, semi-transparent mirror which diffuses the light perfectly.
The holographic vinyl can be found at almost any craft store that sells vinyl cutter machines, and there are a lot of choices available online too.