Hi everyone, I’m Stephen and today I’m using cardboard to make a Dr Doom mask!
Dr. Doom is an iconic villain and powerhouse in Marvel Comics. He rules a country and should be respected!
He also has one of the coolest costumes in all of media, so I decided to make his silvery mask. I hope you like it!
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- **Dr. Doom also shows up in many, many more animated and live action series. But gotta give props to the OG Spider-Man cartoon!**
- Computer Paper: https://amzn.to/3B8NpDP
- Chipboard (I used old cereal boxes): https://amzn.to/3omh7xE
- Corrugated cardboard: https://amzn.to/3IW9mb6
- Poster Board – Flimsy: https://amzn.to/3OkRojP
- Scissors: https://amzn.to/3v6srlg
- Utility blade: https://amzn.to/3orJXMV
- Craft paint (black, silver): https://amzn.to/3v4YUZ2
- Paint Brushes: https://amzn.to/3OluJnf
- Masking Tape: https://amzn.to/3Pv8RaG
- Wire Hangers: https://amzn.to/3EoP6hY
- Pen – Ballpoint: https://amzn.to/3e3ZxwV
- Elastic: https://amzn.to/3Oqfdqm
- Glue gun: https://amzn.to/3PwdPnp
- Glue sticks: https://amzn.to/3PFlX4w
- White glue: https://amzn.to/3v2cbBK
- Hole Punch: https://amzn.to/3V5NgsC
Steps to Make a Dr. Doom Mask:
- Print out template.
- Cut out the pieces.
- Tape pieces onto cereal box cardboard.
- The only piece that will get taped to corrugated cardboard is the frame.
- Cut out 4x.
- Cut out all pieces using scissors and/or a utility knife. All solid lines on the template are cut lines but the dotted lines should be lightly scored and not cut all the way through.
- The mouth grate was cut out from 2 layers of cardboard that were stacked and glued together.
- And the detailed pieces around the eyes were cut from 3 layers.
- Cut a long piece of wire from a wire hanger. This piece is for the forehead.
- Cut a small piece of wire from a wire hanger. This piece is for the chin.
- Sandwich wire pieces between the 4 layers of the frame, which should be held together with a little glue and a little bit of tape.
- Trim the ends of the wires so they didn’t poke out the sides of the mask.
- Assemble nose.
- Fold and push the piece together, using tape on the inside to hold it together.
- Glue into the face of the mask.
- Glue jaw onto the frame.
- Glue face onto the frame.
- Trim edges so it looks neat and clean.
- Slide in forehead. Secure with glue.
- Trim again, if needed.
- Glue down the design elements:
- White glue works best for the chin and lips.
- Hot glue works best for the eye details.
- Hot glue works best for the mouth grate.
- Use a hole punch to punch out “rivets” from a stack of 2 cereal box cardboard sheets (I used the seam where the cereal box ends are glued together during manufacturing….this saves some time.)
- Glue all the rivets into place with white glue.
- Cheek coils:
- Snip a pen into the length of one of the cheek coils.
- Take a piece of paper fold roughly into thirds, and roll the paper around the pen. Secure with white glue.
- Roll thinner strips of paper around the bigger roll until you get the bulk you like (it took be 2 strips for each of the segments).
- Hot glue 2 coils into each cheek.
- First a coat of black craft paint.
- Then a coat of silver craft paint.
- Hot glue on elastic so the mask can be worn.
**prints out on regular computer paper (8.5×11 inch)**