My son Sam Danger, who always goes to every convention as Invader Zim, needed a mask.
He’s been going as “human disguise” Zim, but it is now time to go as alien Zim.
I didn’t want to scrap the whole mask since we’d already purchased it, because I’m cheap. I reached out to my crew on FB, and the consensus was that we needed something with a bit more structure. Fortunately, the green mask was adult sized, so I had room underneath to mess around.
I built an unnecessarily complicated framework out of cardboard and duct tape. I also some more dramatic “reflections” on the lenses and decreased the size of the mouth.
The end result is much better. I still need to add antennae and make a more permanent mouth (this is just a drawing on paper taped on to see what it looked like), but I think this is going to work.