When my neighbor saw these new masks she said “This is a little more S&M than your usual style.” I’m not sure how or why this design popped into my head, but once it was there I just had to make these zippered masks, which sold out right away in my Etsy shop (thank you!).
Of course I made them with Burning Man in mind. They’re designed so that you can wear your mask during dust storms but still take a drink of water or whatever else you want to put in your mouth. They’re so bizarre that I think people will be wearing them even when the air is clear. I think they’re incredibly creepy (clown nightmares come to mind), but I have a friend who insists that they would be perfect for doctors, especially pediatricians.
They’re all made out of lycra, except the copper which is made from vintage pants. The straps are made out of elastic and are adjustable, just like bra straps. True to form, all the materials came from Fabric Planet.
I keep seeing these as ninja masks too. Not very sneaky ninja masks, but they do make for a quick disguise.
At this point these are all gone, but you can see more styles in my Etsy shop!