DIY Hallowe'en: Minotaur


In the stonkingly stupendous Boing Boing DIY Hallowe'en Costume thread, husband and wife Boing Boing readers and crafters Celeste and Jacob each wrote in to share this fun HOWTO.

Celeste says,

My husband and I made some cross-culture Greek monsters this year: I am making a Kabuki Medusa costume, complete with home-made kimono and snake geisha wig, but I'm not quite done yet (tomorrow!).

However, my husband's Minotaur costume with a Venetian Carnival flavour was finished tonight and we're rather pleased. We made the bull mask from scratch, him modeling it out of cardboard and plaster and myself painting it. I made the toga as well. Here's the step-by-step process for the mask.


  1. All the costumes thus far are awesome, but this one is my favorite. It’s relatively simply made, but has a visual appeal to it that’s hard to look away from. The size and proportions of the mask fit a human body very nicely, while the intricate paint work really makes the form shine (no pun intended).

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