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Peeping Tom Monocle Cat Mask by merimask Peeping Tom Monocle Cat Mask by merimask
Yes, I know...another "steampunk" animal mask. But I can't help it. I'm just feeling all inspired by this theme. :)

Here's a snappy black and white kitty mask with a "cog-monocle" eye...I had too much fun customizing this one with parts from a broken clock I dismantled. The lens is a orange/amber color (perfect for a black and white kitty...though green would be great too!).

After I finished him, he still didn't feel "done" to me, so I added realistic-looking whiskers made of hand-knotted silver nylon beading wire. That stuff is textured almost like real cat whiskers...kinda neat!

Made of leather, goggle parts, clock parts, cogs, chrome and nickle fittings, nylon wire, and love.

This guy is signed, dated and numbered (version #1) and in my shop (until he's gone!) here: [link]
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:iconwierdosannan:
WierdoSannaN Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
awsome an fantastic is alla i'm thinking :o
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DiogenSick Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
esta es muy molona!
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AtilaTheGreat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
omg is there anyway i could purchase one of these and you send it to me in michigan? i want one for raves so badly
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happychild47 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
iv seen them on etsy i love them so much.
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:iconwinterwolfe6:
WinterWolfe6 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Artist
SO AWESOME!
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:iconnuce-photography:
Nuce-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Fancy that, steam-punk cat ;)
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:iconburningsong:
burningsong Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This makes me think of Bioshock 0____________0
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:iconaprylelric:
AprylElric Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cripes! I would love to own it!
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:iconpopcornsalt:
PopCornSalt Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg how AWESOME :D
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:icondraconicat:
Draconicat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Incredible work!
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:iconphoenixofdarkness62:
Phoenixofdarkness62 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, just the title really made me interested but this mask looks awesome! The detailing on the side looks amazing. :)
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:iconmohegan567:
Mohegan567 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
Cool! You should also make pictures of people wearing the masks!
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UrieHusky Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks really awesome, I'd probably buy it just to hang on my wall but it would probably be more use to someone who wants it for a better reason XD plus I really need to stop throwing money down on stuff I don't really need XD

Anyways, great work :) really enjoying your gallery
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LazerFlip Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice
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icknaybob Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Are the masks made of hardened leather?
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:iconelphieofkiamoko:
elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>w< This is so awesome!
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MJStarchilde Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
This is pretty cool. I love Steampunk. Kudos!!!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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:iconmayamoose:
Mayamoose Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It says on your account it's $180 that's a lot of money.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
...it's a lot of money if you don't have $180 I guess. ..? :salute:
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MrBoo1998 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Its really cool!
Where did you get the Monocle?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. Just a plastic repro set of goggles that I customized with stuff.
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anironbutterfly Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww....how cute! This one's adorable! :D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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SunnyAmaterasu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I've just found you due to the fact that this was on the front page and I enjoy your gallery. Your masks are nice and I enjoyed browsing through them. If I had the necessary wherewithal and a paypal account I'd probably buy one. :)

However, I wanted to point out that the nose on this one looks more like a dog nose than a cat nose.

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helenpaige1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
for some reason it reminds of bioshock!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmmm....never played it but I've heard that a lot.
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:iconreyndrys:
Reyndrys Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so unique and absolutely awesome
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yeah I thought my designs were getting a bit predictable so augmenting them with clock & goggle parts kind of makes them something new.
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Rogue-Android Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I liked this and checked out your shop...your masks are beautiful. I find them really inspiring, and so cleverly made. Really wonderful pieces of art. These are enough to make me want to start collecting masks again!
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merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much...glad you like my work. :)
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ZosoCruxyWulf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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tsuta Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whooooaaa! This is pretty awesome o.o i'd love to see a photo of someone actually wearing it
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. It's brand new so no pics yet of it being worn, but on my main page under the blue cat; links to a massive photo gallery of just about everything else on people, including the regular cat without goggle part.
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AllanGrim Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing, nice job!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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:iconblackblood13:
blackblood13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is damn cute. I want one.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have a feeling it's going to be a popular design.
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:iconblackblood13:
blackblood13 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can agree with you.
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geovannaleao Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
omg, i want!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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JinxGuillotine Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Awesome
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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:iconrothsu:
Rothsu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Want!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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NihonFreakMB Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*poke*

Sweet! You made the "popular" list at the bottom of all the dA pages for the day! I looked to make sure it wasn't someone stealing your designs again, but it turned out to be you. Had to say hi.

And of course, good work. The whiskers are a nice touch that I would've forgotten while messing around with the gears.
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