No other american celebrity has attracted as much attention as Charlie Sheen recently. Due to his excessive lifestyle the actor known from ‘Two and a Half Men’ has achieved to appear regularly on the front pages of the tabloids. Anyone being in the spotlight like Charlie Sheen has to expect to become a target of caricaturists and other artists. An example of such interest can be seen in a mask made to look like Charlie Sheen, first presented during the MaskFest 2011 in Indianapolis. Features making this unique silicone mask stand out are the very detailed facial features and a realistic looking hair attached to the top of the mask.
Elvis Presley has lost little of his popularity and prominence since his death in 1977. So it is no surprise that disguising as the ‘King’ for carnival or halloween is still popular nowadays. There are several, more or less expensive ways to achieve the appropriate elvis look. Continue Reading →
As we have learned straight from the horse’s mouth, Fantomas is back from retirement. Allegedly, all his accumulated wealth has been used up, so that he is forced to resume his criminal career. His most recent coup seems to be blackmailing the german city of cologne for an ludicrous amount of 50 billion euro, otherwise he is going to implode the cologne cathedral, itself the 2nd highest church in europe.
We know of quite a few people wanting to custom produce their own realistic, scary or fancy dress masks from latex to fizzle at the point where they need to produce the raw material required for such masks and to employ it. The knowledge needed therefor is largely unknown, but not completely unavailable. An excellent place to look at professional knowhow are patent applications. By filing for a patent, inventors are granted the exclusive right to produce and market products based on the invention exhibited in the patent application. In return, they have to disclose the invention so that the formerly tacit knowledge is published to the interested public, which is, under normal circumstances, free to use the invention presented in the patent after the patent itself has lapsed (either through nonpayment of the fees or after a certain amount of time).
It is often the case that artists, especially musicians, are especially succesful if they are able to to surround themselves with a special aura or image. In some cases this is achieved by wearing a recognisable and distinctive outfit. This can also be observed in the electronic dance music scene. Quite a few DJ’s try to distinguish themselves from their peers by wearing masks, with one of the better known examples being the french duo ‘Daft Punk’ with their characteristic robot masks being worn during gigs.