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I am ~thrilled~ to be able to announce that my masks are appearing on stage all over the world right now, as part of Katy Perry's "Prismatic" world tour!  I created three modified versions of my Industrial Egyptian masks for costume designer Marina Toybina, and they are part of an extravagant, spectacular performance with an Egyptian theme.  

Great thanks to Allison Habel and Marina, for being so wonderful to work with.  Allison found me on my Facebook page...that's social media magic for you.  :) (Smile)
Merimask designs for Katy Perry by merimask
Thanks also to :iconarchaical: , for building this amazing graphic for me!

As always, you can find me at the following places:

Web site: merimask.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Merimask
Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/merimask
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Andrea Masse-Tognetti
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
I'm a self-representing artist from western New York. Self taught in the art of leather maskmaking, I've been working exclusively with leather sculpture for over twenty years.

In 2006, I created several designs for Cirque Du Soleil. Currently, a synthetic version of my mask "Frivole" is in mass production and available in Cirque Du Soleil gifts shops everywhere.

In 2008, I was invited to create over fifty exclusive masks for the Muscle Musical production "Magicarade", in Tokyo Japan. I appeared on several national Japanese television shows with my masks throughout the 2008-2009 holiday season.

In October of 2009, I appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and demonstrated my mask-making technique on live national television.

In 2010, I was commissioned to create several wolf masks for Halloween season window displays throughout the United States. The masks were featured in Ralph Lauren Rugby store windows everywhere.

In 2011, A quartet of my white wolves were featured in an international cosmetics advertising campaign. The wolf masks were used in a fashion photo shoot for Lise Watier Cosmetiques "Neiges" perfume, shot in Toronto. The advertisements appeared throughout Canada during the 2011 holiday season. You can see YouTube videos of the photo shoot here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfl8iL…
...and here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJf9vM…

In 2011, I designed four owl masks for an up and coming UK hip-hop group called The Four Owls. Currently, the masks can be seen in performances and videos all throughout Europe and the UK.
Video for the second single 'Not Like Before', taken from 'The Four Owls' debut album 'Nature's Greatest Mystery' on High Focus Records, 5th December. Video directed, filmed and edited by Harry Wheeler. Video can be seen here:
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=…

Also in 2011, my white fox mask was featured in an independent film; "White Fox Mask". A GWYCKY FILMS production...official website here: www.gwyckyfilms.com/home.html
The movie has just premiered at the American Film Festival in Poland.

In the summer of 2012, I was commissioned to produce designs for the Metropolitan Opera. My Anubis masks appeared on stage (and simulcast in movie theaters across the world) in the 2013 production of "Rigoletto".

Also in 2013, my black fox mask appeared on episode 304 of the ABC hit TV show "Once Upon A Time".
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KcEtex Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Good job on the wolf masks! I'd really like to buy one, but I don't have that kind of money at all xD If I can manage to scrap money together for one, I'll buy it ^^ Well, I just wanted to tell you how well-made they are :b
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StarlaNorthstar Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
There is so much want for so many of these masks XD I just wish I had enough XD
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arkarian101 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your work is awesome! 
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Ros3WindN33dl3s Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I adore everything you have ever made this is so cool your like a role model BRAVO!<3<3<3<3
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RobotDevilLover Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
love your mask they are amazing 
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PaperAnomaly Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, i've been trying to find your FAQ to inquire what kind of leather you use, but I haven't been able to find it.  Could you maybe tell me please?
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MoonDragon-1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your masks are all so amazing, especially the dragon ones...I don't know how people can create such amazing things sometimes. Are you taking commissions right now, and how much does a dragon mask typically cost? I might commission you for a Halloween/convention costume mask ( I'm going to be Smaug if that changes anything), if it works for you and it's within my price range.
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TheGhostlyPoet Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're such a huge inspiration. I see all your lovely masks and wish that I could become your apprentice. O.O I never knew leather could look like how you make it and seeing all the lovely things you make makes me want to try to create as well. 
Thank you for that. 
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hglucky13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hello! Just stopping in to look at your wonderful gallery. Just out of curiosity, have you ever created any goat/sheet/ram masks? I tried to look for some in you gallery, but came up empty handed. Just curiosity, though. I may like to commission you someday when I have more expendable income. Thanks!
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RacktheJipper Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Have you ever created a seal or sea lion mask? I've been wondering about that for a while. 

....mostly cause they're my favorite animals apart from cats and it would be interesting to see how you would do one. I guess since they don't really have instantly recognizable features :)
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