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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, painted with colorfast acrylics in rich antiqued brown, black, and gold, and sealed with a clear acrylic for protection. 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, 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. The cap may be unscrewed and the 50mm lens replaced. This mask comes with one amber acrylic lens.

The mask is worn with a heavy-duty dark brown leather strap, attached to the mask with bright brass Chicago screws and adjustable to any head size with an oxidized black brass buckle. The buckle has a keeper bar for excess strap, so the mask looks neat from front and back.

There is no precise pattern for this mask with these customizations, and it will never be repeated exactly. Signed, dated and numbered, this is "His Rubbery Grasp #1"

Frequently asked questions about Merimask

Due to demand, the artist can only accept custom orders on a limited basis. Any design created in the past can be re-created (just check out the "sales" section to see masks that have been made). Most orders completed in three to four weeks, except during busy seasons like Halloween, the gift-giving holiday season, and Mardi Gras. Allow extra time for shipping; 2 to 3 days via Domestic USPS...8 to 16 business days for international orders outside the USA.

Please take some time to look through my complete gallery, here: www.merimask.deviantart.com/

All copyrights for conceptual art are retained by Merimask Designs/Andrea Masse-Tognetti.
I shape my masks to fit generically...they fit most adult faces. The mask rests snugly across the forehead, when tied to the face, and rests on the bridge of the nose and cheekbones. In this way, they fit almost anyone. I do not need face measurements from you, and wearers with wider or narrower faces can flex the masks enough to accommodate them easily.
The masks are surface-sealed, so don't use any oils or leather creams because they'll just make it greasy and gummed-up. If it gets dusty or dirty, wiping with a damp cloth is fine. The outside is waterproof but the inside is not sealed and only water-resistant. Felt has been added to the interior pressure points for added comfort.

If your mask gets REALLY soaked somehow (like in a heavy rain or dropped in water) just set the mask propped someplace where it can dry in peace and it will be fine. Don't worry about drying/cracking; I use only the highest quality vegetable tanned leathers. No alcohol has been used in the tanning process so this kind of leather maintains its flexibility for decades.
My masks arrive in new boxes, individually wrapped in plastic bags and padded with tissue paper and any additional packaging that might be needed to assure that there will be no damage during transport. Gift wrapping (bright tissue paper, seals, and any message you might wish to include) is available upon request.

Leave any gift messages in the "message to seller" field when you click to purchase your mask. I'll make sure to print it out and include it, free of charge.

His Rubbery Grasp... original mixed media steampunk tentacle goggle mask


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, rubber, brass gears, brass fittings, plastic goggle parts, acrylic lens, acrylic paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 1633 reviews
  • Favorited by: 177 people