This is a steampunk costume I created for a music video. The piece was displayed in The Greatest Steampunk Exhibition in Kew Steam Museum.
It comprises a fibre glass cast of a mask I made for a horror film 'To my Mother and Father' which has been 'enhanced' with some steampunk gubbins made from various pieces including bits from old cameras and binoculars.
To accompany the mask Iíve also made a skull cap. The idea is that this is either an electro shock skull cap or maybe from an electric chair. The cables dangling down are intended to be from equipment that the skull cap was previously attached to and has since been wrenched free of. Perhaps it's occupant escaped his treatment or death sentence.
The idea is that the character has been disfigured by the electro shock therapy/execution attempt heís received and thatís why heís wearing the mask. The whole thing is topped off with a jauntily angled top hat. I added a bracket that holds the top hat in place as it wouldn't stay put on it's own. I figured that even if this guy is trapped in an electro-shock gizmo, etiquette would dictate that a gentleman still wouldnít want to be seen without his hat.
The skull cap was sculpted in chavant oil clay and a mould was made in plaster. It was then cast in fibre glass. The silver mechanical piece is the head assembly from a VHS player.
I put together a quick test vid of the piece.
More info on my blog.