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Plague Doctor Mask by TomBanwell Plague Doctor Mask by TomBanwell
Made of leather.
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crazyandconfusedone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your work is simply amazing. I've been working on my own plague doctor mask for over a year and a half now and I've finally gotten to the final stage of adding the lenses but I have no idea how to do it. I've been looking at your work trying to figure out how you attach the lenses and the only thing that seems like it would work as well as what I see in your masks would be to drill holes around the edges of the lenses and stitch them to the leather trim itself, but that seems like it would be really hard. any advice on how to attach the lenses would be extremely helpful :)
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SaintWilliam250 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I don't want to come off wrong but I really wish you (Tom) could price your masks a little lower so that more people (like me) could afford one? It just so happens that the one I want is the most expensive ($325 I think) . But at the same time, I know it takes time, skill, and money to begin with to make them so don't take this request as a dig at your skills. They are definitely of superb quality for sure.
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PaintPastel-Princess Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love this.
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DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I really love what you do and this looks well done! Just wish I actually had money to buy one. ;-;
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TomBanwell Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I sell an assortment of plague doctor masks at www.tombanwell.etsy.com
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hydrate3 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any way to buy?
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TomBanwell Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I sell this mask and many others on Etsy
www.tombanwell.etsy.com
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Chroias Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I am now going to beg shamelessly for a tutorial!!!!!!!!

I have been hired to be a Renaissance Faire performer for this year and we get to create our own characters. I desperately want to be a plague doctor but all the masks are far too expensive to afford. I need to be able to make a sturdy one that will last about 3 months of long weekends.

Help a girl out! I want to convince people their going to die before they leave the faire!
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DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I want one like this!
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madvisigoth Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
You rule.
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Manin567 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Mind if i used this as a reference? It's totally cool if i can't just wanted your permission first.
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TomBanwell Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Go ahead and use it as a reference.

Bes, Tom
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Manin567 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
And also could you look and see if I drew it correctly? I would like your opinion the most.
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Manin567 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks, Really appreciate it. By the way I love your works and am looking forward to anything new that you post.
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Azael047 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Very beautiful!
It's defenitely one of the projects on my to-do-list!

Thanks for the very informative blog, and of course for all your great artwork. It's a big inspitation!
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12fuchsn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Beautiful in every meaning of the word! Do you make these? if so, this may be what i need for X-mas!
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TomBanwell Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Yes, I make and sell them at my Etsy store
tombanwell.etsy.com

Best, Tom
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credfield57 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Very cool,
Did you make it your self?
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sins700 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
badass
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Nice.
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MrProsser42 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I think this is my favourite mask. The worn leather, natural look of the leather appears to me. It is also wonderfully creepy and scary in the best possible way. I think this would be fun to have on Halloween.
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BVB-Thrive Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Oh my gosh I remember these! They scared me but this is still really awesome :D
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wolfphantom21 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow interesting very well done
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Dr-Fyodor-Krasniy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Did you use a mold or simply stitch the thing together?
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Black-Vulture Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This mask is just absolutely incredible. I am truly speechless when it comes to conveying how amazing this is. Your craftsmanship is just incredible.
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YawningWolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I adore this mask.. I wish I could have one someday :(
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Kolin-Roberts Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Amazing work. I love it!
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theonefilm Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love the freakiness of this as well as the craftmanship it's very medieval/black plague, but also with a bit of fantasy sprinkled in :D
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Alizabith Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Incredible.
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maxboy01 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
lol , this is cool and new
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daisukekuroneko Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! You have been featured here [link]
dont forget to fav +:heart: the article on the left, so more people can see your work!
=D
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VermilionHourglass Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
*sniff* It's so beautiful. *_*
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Guerrillasuit Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Absolutely love this.
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AlanonSilverblood Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
wicked. freaking. amazing. love you.
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kretefreak Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
for some reason i find plague doctors to be very intriguing. i recently bought this mask from your website and i'm Very pleased with it :) it looks and fits amazingly! you do excellent work, sir :)
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Mamiph Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Hmm thx for the info
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Mamiph Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Looks cool but why a birds face?
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PlucknPlay Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Why don't you ask the past?
The doctors who could heal the bird plague worn these so you knew exactly who to go to.
Exactly ten in every city in europe.
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KKallweit Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
super cool, like a plague mask. you don't see enough of those around nowadays... must be the lack of plague.
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Ahcri-Slate Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
This is amazingly well crafted and a stunning photograph!
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cherryhobbit Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
love it! one of the best plague doctor masks ive seen
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BobIsYourUncle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
:O
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FreckleOnMyPalm Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Terrifying and beautiful! You are just amazing
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IrashiRyuu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
I really love this, id love to have one of these 8D!
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really admire your work.
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mollycarroll Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Absolutely magnifique. One of the most beautiful masks I've ever seen.
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Scoobytheoriginal Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Just like the doctors in Assassins Creed II :D
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Miss-Dutch Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, how awesome!
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
creepily amazing.
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TomBanwell Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
I have listed it on eBay along with a video:
[link]
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