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'Dance in the Dark' Mask pic 2 by TrishaLaCherie 'Dance in the Dark' Mask pic 2 by TrishaLaCherie
Here is a sideview pic of my "Dance in the Dark" Lady Gaga mask, just to get another perspective of it!
Here is the mask worn by Lady Gaga herself that inspired it: [link] [link]

The original mask worn by Lady Gaga was designed by Joji Rupert Kojjima, an avant-garde jewelry designer based in Tokyo and chief at Hotel Gluttony.

The original frontview pic of my mask is here: [link]

From Michaels I used:
- a roll of chains, which were cut up using wire-cutters
- a gold mask, which I spray-painted black to get kind of a leathery look
- black spray paint
- gloss spray paint
- metal jewelry connectors
- a sturdy needle
- a pair of wire cutters
- a pair of pliers
- a mini screw driver
- Loctite Super Glue

Then from Hot Topic, I bought some large metal spike ear gauges, which came in packs of ten.

If you'd like to try creating a mask of your own:
1. Take your gold mask (or any other metallic mask), and spray paint your mask black. Once the mask if completely covered, spray with a gloss spray paint.
2. While the mask sits to dry (it usually takes about 2 hours), use your needle to punch 16 holes on each side of the bottom of the mask.
3. Cut thirty-two 6 inch separate chains, and attach them to separate metal jewelry connectors. (To pry them open or close them tight, you can use your pliers).
4. Run each of the jewelry connectors through the 32 holes you punched at the bottom of the mask.
5. Punch 7 holes in the upper eye lid of the mask, and 7 corresponding holes in the lower eye lid.
6. Take 14 jewelry connectors for each eye, and slide them into the holes you just punched.
7. Depending on the shape and size of the eye slits, measure and cut out the lengths of chain you'll need with your wire cutters.
8. Carefully slide each separate chain end to the top and bottom jewelry connectors in each eye.
9. Punch 7 slightly larger holes around the top of the mask's forehead. The holes should be placed as follows:
x xx x xx x
10. Unscrew the backs of your seven metal spikes with your screw driver (or your fingers, if the screw is easier to manage), and stick each back into a corresponding hole.
11. Place a drop of super glue, and quickly screw the spike into place. (Do each spike one at a time, in order to make sure the super glue doesn't dry before the spike is screwed back on).
12. Poke six holes above the spikes using your needle (in-between each spike), and slide six jewelry connectors into them.
13. Using a foot-long strand of chain, connect it to the jewelry connectors in any way you wish! (Just make sure the ends of the chain are connected to the jewelry connectors on the far ends of the mask).
14. Now you're ready to dance in the dark like Mama Monster herself! Have fun! ;)

(Please let me know if you have any questions!)
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:iconmadame-gaga:
madame-gaga Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
have you ever thought about selling these, they are awesom.

i'm a lady gaga tribute in the UK looking for this mask

www.madamegaga.com

mail me and let me know what you think cheryl.trinity@live.co.uk
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you SO MUCH!!
Will do!
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:iconrissats:
RissaTS Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
very nice.
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:iconagrodolce:
Agrodolce Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
This is really cool looking!
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconlilake1:
lilake1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
looks better on you than it looks on gaga
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Aawwww!! Thank you SOOO very much! :D
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:iconlilake1:
lilake1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconthoneellaneras:
ThoneeLlaneras Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student Interface Designer
TUTORIAL!!!!!!!!:D
AMAZING MASK...
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Got it! I've put it up in the description. :D
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:iconconnecttohuman-x:
connecttohuman-x Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   Digital Artist
Oww please tell me wehere you buy it! :D
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
I bought the spikes at Hot Topic, and eveything else was from Michael's. :)
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:iconconnecttohuman-x:
connecttohuman-x Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Digital Artist
Ohh woww! Cool :D
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:iconwhyishcool:
Whyishcool Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
i love the masks you made. they are so amazing! you are so creative and a great little monster. keep it up!
:icongagaok:
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student General Artist
AAWWWW!!! Thank you SOOO much! You just made my day! :D
Lady Gaga's masks are just so much fun to make!
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:iconwhyishcool:
Whyishcool Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
not a problem!
:icongagahaaplz:
are they really? i haven't tried lolol
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student General Artist
They are! Some take longer to make than others, but once you start on one, you want to make it the absolute BEST you can!
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:iconaiwemor:
Aiwemor Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very nice job on making that! Amazing! =D
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:iconmariaflores:
mariaflores Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my! It looks exactly like Gaga's!
Did you make it? Because it looks awesome!.
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Yep! ;)
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Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow this is totally gorgeous! I hadn't actually seen Gaga in that mask so I have to thank you for turning me towards a really cool concept! I love how you've combined the chains and metal rings with the leather. (I'm assuming it's leather?)

I've been wanting to try making something that combines jump rings and leather masks myself, but I'm dissuaded by the amount of hole punching and riveting that entails. Kudos to you for pulling it off!
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks heaps!!!
And it's actually not leather, but rather a gold mask that I spray-painted black to get that kind of leathery look!
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:iconangelic-artisan:
Angelic-Artisan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ohh I wouldn't have thought of that. Very smart idea! Thanks for the devwatch too :)
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks!
And you're very welcome! ;)
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:iconsnakegirl94:
snakegirl94 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow ! thats amazing !!
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! ;)
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:iconsnakegirl94:
snakegirl94 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:)
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:iconkat10235:
kat10235 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010   Writer
did you make this?
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Yep! Sure did. :)
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:iconkat10235:
kat10235 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010   Writer
it looks like the real one!
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me. :D
I tried really hard to get it as close as possible to the original.
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:iconkat10235:
kat10235 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010   Writer
your wellcome.
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:iconofficialtwilamore:
OfficialTwilamore Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
that's sick. :3
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:icontrishalacherie:
TrishaLaCherie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :D
It was really tricky to make, but it was worth all the effort! :)
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:iconofficialtwilamore:
OfficialTwilamore Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
It really was! It came out FANTASTIC. Good job<3 :D
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