No one has ever made a mask like this, to my knowledge. It's something completely new and unique. An unholy marriage of tentacles and Steampunk, this is "His Rubbery Grasp".
The mask is hand carved from 8oz leather, shaped with no mold or form by hand, and painted with colorfast acrylics in rich antiqued brown, black, and gold. The twisting tentacles have some extra special details; realistic hand made sucker rings of my own design, made from real rubber!
The cog-monocle is half of a pair of retro-look driving goggles (the right eye). Made of lightweight PVC with an amber acrylic lens, it is augmented with a hand carved leather side-shield and real brass cogs . It is custom-fitted to the mask (the hole behind it matches the shape of the opening) and secured with brass studs and fasteners.
This mask took FOREVER to make. Not sure how many of these I'll ever make, but at least this one is done and I'm happy and relieved to have finished it. I ~finally~ depicted the tentacles in a way I'm happy with.
As an added bonus, the rings have a wonderful, rubbery tactile effect when you run your fingers along the tentacles. CREEPY!
Just a note: I've noticed a rude trend here on DA lately. If you can't afford to collect original artwork, I'm sorry for that, but it's not my problem. Do not complain about the price...I know it's expensive but that's because no one in the world but me can make this mask. It's not for a casual collector. If you are interested, here's the link: [link]
...but it's not a toy. It's not for everyone, and I'm not WalMart.