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Mask project – the Yiho mask

Every mask project has a beginning… and once again I’m at this point in time.
Just like the point in time when the blinking eye project began
Just the all the other points in time before the Saya mask was born, before the all the masks were born.
What are you thinking now of the Yiho mask? What am I thinking of her now?
What will we feel and think looking back to this day after we’ve seen the pictures of the Yiho mask in use?
Those are really interesting thoughts if you ask me.

This point in time of any project is always the most difficult.
For example, imagine the beginning of the blinking mask project…I wouldn’t want to return to that time, its sooo taxing.
Imagine back to the days without the Saya mask… I wouldn’t want to be back in those times after knowing the Saya mask.

But even though I’m at the same point in time as in those project as of now… I’m not finding this dreadful at all.
I wonder why… thoughts go through my head.
Could it be because I see this project as a smaller challenge compared to the blinking eyes which is why I’m so relaxed?
Could it be because I know I will still have the Saya mask which can’t go wrong so I’m not up against a wall on this new project?
Could it be because I have a much more than ever bunch of skillful friends and a very cohesive community whom I know I can rely on if I’m too tired to spot areas for improvement.

Mask making is ever so uncertain.
Its never possible to know how a mask will look like before it is completed and put onto the head of a costumer.
I’m surprised I was even able to produce the masks in the past that even I consider cute… can I do it again?

I think I’m relishing in the feeling and thoughts that I have no idea how the outcome will be like no matter how I try to think as the future hasn’t happened yet.
I’m relishing in the feeling that I will be letting my hands do the work for me and watch the new mask emerge as if from third person perspective and amaze even myself… almost as if I’m not the performer on stage but an audience.
How incredible is that~^_^

My friends, for the kigurumi cosplay community, please help me by providing inputs generously to the new mask project and be the parents of the new mask, Yiho.
I will need everyone’s help and advise and the accumulated experience from all of you for this task~^_^

Started on brand new mask design project on Sunday.
Got the general body of the head sculpted… phew made me remember how “not easy” it is…
I really hope all of you my friends will keep helping me spot for issues as its very easy to make mistakes.

I plan on taking all the lessons I have given others as well as given by other mask makers on this new sculpt.
The most important rule I think from my lesson, which is also my experience is… “Take Your Time”.
And I intend to take as long as I can to “mold and sculpt” the sculpture into shape.

Like with all other mask projects big or small, I always photo document every step along the way.
I have started a thread to contain my thoughts and photographs every day or so.
It is also where I will like my friends to give me as much advice as they can to help kigurumi cosplay society give birth to the a new beauty.

The thread is located here:

http://www.kigurumicosplay.com/social/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1609

Be sure to drop by… you never know what is the outcome tomorrow of what you’re witnessing now.
Creativity… thats such an illusive thing~


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