|Applique on the hood|
|Leather mask pieces|
|shaping the tentacles with warm water|
I wanted the two masks to look completely different, so I spent more time playing with the pattern for the second mask. Unfortunately, I got so distracted making the mask, I did not take any pictures of the construction. Basically I cut off the nose from the first cultist pattern and added a triangle shaped piece to the front to fill the created hole. I then added tentacles to this piece and a triangle shaped vent. The shaping, dyeing and construction were done the same way as the previous mask.
Here is a picture of the robe and mask one together and my husband's giant wooden hand he was working on.
Next I designed some campaign signs. Since we though we might want to use these costumes beyond 2017, I omitted the year. The signs were designed in illustrator and printed at FedEx as yard signs. Once printed we stapled them to square wooden posts so we could carry them around all day.
The slogans of "Why Vote for a Lesser Evil" were printed on both signs. However, my husband wanted "Make America Green Again" and I wanted "Answer the Call." So the signs are slightly different.
Next, I wanted tentacle fingers. I used some plastic finger puppets and some scrap leather to make over gloves to hold the finger puppets onto my fingers while letting me retain motion. Finally, I wanted some harnesses that would allow me to carry around some Tentacle Kitty Little Ones for more tentacle goodness.
Here are a couple of pictures from the event.
We had so much fun as cultists we wore the outfits 2 days out 3 of the event. The other day we pulled out the Dia de Muertos and the Plague Doctor outfits.