The Empress Mask Collection

Discussion in 'Historical Re-enactment' started by The Empress, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. The Empress

    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    Thank you!!! I have always had trouble with men's masks...I start getting creative and then...bang, my creative fairy takes over!

    You should post about your event in my Mardi Gras, Carnival, Masquerade Thread!!! (General Talk I believe) Do you have any pics of the event to put in there? I would LOVE to see them!
     
  2. The Empress

    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    I have always wanted to get my masks into films...do you have any ideas as to how to do so? I am quite open to suggestions! :) Thank you for the compliment!
     
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    doleniel Elven High Priestess

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    Yay for the revival of this thread! I love your masks, its exciting to see some new ones! I have to agree with Elladan-The Native and Vanity are my favorites of this batch.

    As for the costume design thing, Thorin, she would either need to learn to design entire outfits or she would be a costume craftsperson making masks other people have designed. Also, think about how many masks like that you see in films these days. Not many, right? Thats not because they don't have people with the ability, because they do. They just aren't designed into films very often, largely because they hide the face of the actor. Generally you don't hide the face of the actor (with a mask or veil or something-I'm not talking about prosthetic makeup) unless the scene specifically calls for it.

    That said, if you are interested in designing professionally, I'd say go for it. I don't think there is enough demand in the film industry for masks of that kind, so if you want to make a living making masks or elaborate headdresses I would suggest you turn to Vegas, but I think you have the ability to do well either way.

    Edit: your post appeared while I was writing mine, so I didn't see it until mine was already up. My suggestion would be to make up a portfolio showing pictures of your best work and submit it to agents in LA. If you have an agent, then they will know when people are actually looking for masks and then contact you. You could also submit portfolios to various costume crafts houses and see if they are looking for a maskmaker. Also, if you are at all interested in having anything in the Chicago theater community, I can ask around for you.
     
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  4. The Empress

    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    Thanks Doleniel! I like this thread too! Hopefully, I will have some new works of art to display in the near future! :)
     
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    watermaid water dragon rider

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    i would call the yellow and black "the pretty bee" it reminds me of the colors of a bumble. i think it is pretty. but the huntress WOW! you have some real talent. you go girl. also love the "native". my friend is an indian stuff collector and i think she would love this mask. are u selling?
    idea for a mens mask... the hunter smaller feathers and a darker color??? mabe a camo fabric???
    just ideas, probably bad ones. :)
     
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  6. The Empress

    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    Thank you Watermaid! I like those ideas for the men's masks...I will have to give them a try! :)
     
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    Kakashi The Fighters Guide House Member

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    i have to say, i like them :)
     
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    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    Thank you Hon-which one is your favorite? :D
     
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    Kakashi The Fighters Guide House Member

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    i like this one the best :)
     
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    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    Yay!!! I like that one too! Very good taste! :)
     
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    I want to see the one u sold to Ireland!! Black and silver all the way :D

    <3 Deliyyja
     
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    The Empress Solitude and Strength...

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    ANNOUNCEMENT!!!


    I am pleased to announce that me and my hobby has been mentioned in Womeninc Magazine (Feburary/March edition)!!! You can obtain your copy at

    http://www.women-inc.com

    I am very excited about this!!! Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and encouragement! I appreciate it more than you can know!

    :dragon:
     
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    imrhien The Lady of the Sorrows

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    Congratulations, The Empress. You deserve all the wonderful comments, your work is fantastic :)
     
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    Mububban Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey congrats. Can you scan the article so we can see it?
     
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    Kakashi The Fighters Guide House Member

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    :D wow, thats really cool