TomBanwell

Leather Masks: Plague Doctor, Steampunk and Fashion

20232 Sales

TomBanwell

Leather Masks: Plague Doctor, Steampunk and Fashion

20232 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(5334)

Announcement   ***Most of our masks are ready to ship and will go out within a day or two. International buyers: Please be aware that if buying outside of your own country, your government may charge you a customs fee. We also sell wholesale to retailers. Email us for information.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 21, 2017

***Most of our masks are ready to ship and will go out within a day or two. International buyers: Please be aware that if buying outside of your own country, your government may charge you a customs fee. We also sell wholesale to retailers. Email us for information.

Tom and Jill Banwell

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Tom and Jill Banwell

Plague Doctor mask "Bubonis" in black leather

Plague Doctor mask "Bubonis" in black leather

$215.00

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Plague Dr Costume, Krankheit mask

Plague Dr Costume, Krankheit mask

$649.00

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Plague Dr Costume, Schnabel mask

Plague Dr Costume, Schnabel mask

$669.00

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Plague Dr Costume, Jackdaw mask

Plague Dr Costume, Jackdaw mask

$623.00

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Plague Dr Costume, Stiltzkin mask

Plague Dr Costume, Stiltzkin mask

$593.00

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Plague Doctor Costume, Classic mask

Plague Doctor Costume, Classic mask

$739.00

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Plague Doctor Costume, Maximus mask

Plague Doctor Costume, Maximus mask

$779.00

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Harry Potter Robe Child's

Harry Potter Robe Child's

$24.50

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Masquerade Surprise -- A grab bag of masks

Masquerade Surprise -- A grab bag of masks

$99.00

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Formed Leather Pouch for Plague Doctor Costume

Formed Leather Pouch for Plague Doctor Costume

$45.00

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Flying Skull Plague Doctor Staff Topper

Flying Skull Plague Doctor Staff Topper

$32.00

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Plague Doctor's mask Maximus in white leather

Plague Doctor's mask Maximus in white leather

$335.00

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Plague Doctor's mask Maximus in leather

Plague Doctor's mask Maximus in leather

$325.00

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Jackdaw leather plague doctor mask

Jackdaw leather plague doctor mask

$169.00

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Plague Doctor hood in brown garment leather

Plague Doctor hood in brown garment leather

$230.00

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Icarus  Plague Doctor Mask in white Steampunk

Icarus Plague Doctor Mask in white Steampunk

$345.00

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Icarus  Plague Doctor Mask in black Steampunk

Icarus Plague Doctor Mask in black Steampunk

$345.00

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Rabbit mask in leather

Rabbit mask in leather

$79.00

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Hearts leather mask  Valentine

Hearts leather mask Valentine

$39.00

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Swirly Leather mask

Swirly Leather mask

$39.00

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(5334)
John Stoop

John Stoop on Feb 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These items were made fast, shipped fast, and arrived in excellent condition! Even though I needed an alteration made for my big noggin, they still made it here within a week's time. They're absolutely beautiful, and are well worth the price.

jackysunsurfer

jackysunsurfer on Feb 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you,it looks awesome with the hood

jackysunsurfer

jackysunsurfer on Feb 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

perfect,it was as pictured,Thank you

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Updates

Just listed! Our latest plague doctor topper! The "Flying Skull"!

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Flying Skull Plague Doctor Staff Topper

Flying Skull Plague Doctor Staff Topper

$32.00

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Cyber Monday sale! Everything in the store is 10% off! Use coupon code Cyber2016.

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Stiltzkin leather plague doctor mask

Stiltzkin leather plague doctor mask

$139.00

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Our plague doctor hat and mask Maximus won a Halloween contest!

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Plague Doctor Hat in Black Leather

Plague Doctor Hat in Black Leather

$230.00

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About

Tom's Story

I have no formal art training, and am largely self-taught. As a child I was fascinated with helmets and other hats, and I collected them. My love affair with leather began in 1972 when I got a job at Lake Tahoe making belts, purses and sandals. Four years later I started a business designing and making men’s Western leather hats which sold all over the United States. After selling that business I dabbled in woodcarving for a number of years which led eventually to learning how to cast in resin.

My business than became casting custom resin trophies and figurines, which I did for many years, and much of that work consisted of imitating other materials: bronze, marble, wood, etc. In 2008 I discovered leather maskmaking and that has been my passion—and my business—ever since.

In my creative leatherwork I draw on my experience with resin and incorporate resin components into my steampunk artwork, and the combination of materials gives a richer look than I could achieve in either material alone.

Today I find my greatest creative expression in fantasy masks. I love experimenting and seeing how leather behaves when cut and soaked and twisted. I love the shapes and the colors, and how my masks and helmets can instantly transform the wearer into a whole other character.

My studio is in the small rural town of Penn Valley, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in northern California.

Shop members

  • Tom Banwell

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Jill Banwell

    Owner, Maker, Customer Service

  • Christine Van Norden

    Maker, Laser Cutter Operator

  • Cindy Barry

    Maker, Painter

Shop policies

Last updated on April 1, 2017
Welcome to our shop. Here are our shop policies. Feel free to write us if you have any questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All sales are final. If you are unhappy with the item please contact us and we'll try to work something out. All claims must be made within 90 days of ordering.
Payment
We accept PayPal and all major credit cards. Buyers from California will be charged 7.5% sales tax.
Shipping
We ship most orders by Priority Mail, and usually orders are shipped within within a day or two. Orders shipping outside of the United States can take two to four weeks or longer. We have no control over how long customs may hold your package.
Additional policies and FAQs
CARING FOR YOUR MASK
The leather masks are quite durable. When storing them, keep them in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. The worst enemy is water, as the masks will soften and distort when wet, so don't wear them in the rain, in the pool, or in the shower. Heat will dry them out and make the leather crack. No regular maintenance is required. If they become soiled, wipe with a soft cloth.