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    Feb 24, 2009, 2:53 PM - Rorschach Mask Possible? #1

    I've been trying to think of a way to make a Rorschach mask possible, and I can't. Any ideas?

    P.S sorry if this is in the wrong place
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    Feb 24, 2009, 3:29 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #2

    Are you talking about a static mask or one like in the graphic novel & movie where the black shapes move and change shapes? It would be easy enough to create a static mask but I think that a functional mask would be very difficult if not impossible.
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    Feb 24, 2009, 4:15 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #3

    Yeah I'm pretty sure making a moving one would be impossible. but there are several different ways to make a static one

    Method 1) Markers
    get a white t-shirt
    make a stencil resembling an ink blot
    use this to draw an inkblot onto the shirt
    pull the shirt over your head and align your face with the ink blot
    pull the shirt tight and use the excess to tie a knot in the back
    (this is the cheapest method)



    Method 2) Iron-On T-Shirt
    get a plain white t-shirt
    get some iron on transfers from walmart (just a couple bucks)
    iron on a pic of one of his inkblots (one below) onto it.
    Then put the shirt over your head and align your face with the iron-on transfer.
    pull the rest of the shirt back like with the marker one and tie a knot.


    Method 3) Iron-On Spandex

    Buy a spandex mask like this https://www.spandexwear.com/home.php?cat=249
    or this
    http://wrestlingweargalore.com/store...products_id=72
    then use the iron on transfer method onto the spandex mask


    Method 4) Pre-made Mask
    buy a pre-made mask like these http://wrestlingweargalore.com/store...a_filter_id=82

    (this is the most expensive method)


    heres an inkblot you can use for the iron-on method or to create a stencil for the marker method



    If you want more info or would like to see other people's Rorschach costumes, I would suggest reading through this thread over on the Superhero Hype Boards: http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=307572





    oh yeah and 10 days till Watchmen! woohoo
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    Feb 24, 2009, 8:02 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #4

    I've seen people just use Indian ink.
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    Feb 24, 2009, 8:08 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #5

    Use layers of opaque tights. Two white, one black, and I plan on using indian ink on mine, it looks great, and is simple. You can pick them up at Wal-Mart : D

    No possible way to make the moving shape mask, never will, it's a comic.
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    Feb 25, 2009, 4:55 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #6

    I had this idea, of taking a mini projector, and putting it inside the fedora. It would be connected to an ipod, that has a homemade video of changing inkblots. I think if we could get it to project dark enough, this might be possible. I think having a layer of black mask under the white would help with the darkness. What do you think?(Don't steel my idea please)
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    Feb 25, 2009, 5:03 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #7

    I've thought of something similar for simulating the Goa'uld eye flash from SG-1 using UV LEDs and contacts. Your idea may work but it would require a pretty small projector that wouldn't be seen under the fedora or weigh it down causing the brim to droop.
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    Feb 25, 2009, 6:22 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #8

    http://images.google.com/images?um=1...=Search+Images

    With a quick find of a name and an image search, there's the projector. You would probably need to have a mirror to reflect the image down onto the face, which would be inside the hat. Im not exactly sure on the setup. I really think this could work! Except for the fact that the projector is $400......
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  9. Feb 25, 2009, 11:58 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #9

    as a joke i was telling my roommate that we should make some HyperColor rorschach masks.
    does anyone remember those clothes?
  10. Feb 26, 2009, 12:19 AM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #10

    ulp... but i just had a real idea.
    make a mask similar to the comic, with a white base layer and a thin clear membrane over the top. put in painted black metal shavings and use some weak magnets placed symmetrically behind the mask to move the metal shavings around into different shapes. maybe you can isolate a nose area and a cheek area and eyes etc. so that way the shavings won't just go all over the place like crazy... maybe put a hard resin "face" behind the mask like the movie version and the spiderman movie mask, which can house some tiny little motors that will randomly move the magnets around on little tracks, and have it all linked to a timer so it shifts every thirty seconds or so. with the resin hard mask you could still breath with enough air holes and you could do whatever you wanted over the top of it.

    impossible???? probably, but still throwing it out there for the brainstorming session.
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    Feb 26, 2009, 12:51 AM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #11

    The only problem with your idea is that while it could probably reasonably duplicate the look and effect of the movie mask the membrane covering might make it a little difficult to breath in. As long you have no problems with not breathing it should work great.
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    Feb 26, 2009, 1:00 AM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #12

    Quote Agent007 said: View Post
    http://images.google.com/images?um=1...=Search+Images

    With a quick find of a name and an image search, there's the projector. You would probably need to have a mirror to reflect the image down onto the face, which would be inside the hat. Im not exactly sure on the setup. I really think this could work! Except for the fact that the projector is $400......
    I was thinking the same thing right after I posted my comments on the idea but there's still the problem of projecting the image out from inside the fedora. The inside of the fedora would provide more than enough room for the projector but unless you can project out from fiberoptics there's no way that I can think of getting the image to project out.
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    Mar 7, 2009, 11:20 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #13

    You guys should check out the heat activated paints here http://www.paintwithpearl.com/chromi...ange_paint.htm. Just breath a little on it and...Voila! Instant changing Rorschach mask! A guy on Youtube did it and it is as good as you can get!
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    Mar 9, 2009, 2:19 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #14

    Quote Kwally89 said: View Post
    You guys should check out the heat activated paints here http://www.paintwithpearl.com/chromi...ange_paint.htm. Just breath a little on it and...Voila! Instant changing Rorschach mask! A guy on Youtube did it and it is as good as you can get!
    holy **** thats amazing. Too bad it costs so much. I also doubt it would be symmetrical. And do you have the link to the youtube video of that Rorschach mask?
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    Mar 9, 2009, 3:29 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #15

    From what I've seen, people use normal paint to do their masks as usual, then use the heat activated paint over their mouth and nose. That way, when you breath, it will give you the moving mask effect.
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    Mar 9, 2009, 3:35 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #16

    Well thats pretty dang cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!
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    Mar 9, 2009, 5:56 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #17

    I just opened an interest thread over on the RPF for heat activated paint Rorschach masks:

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=59123

    Enjoy!
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    Mar 9, 2009, 6:19 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #18

    Can you help me find some of that paint stuff online for cheap? I see that the one you're using is expensive, and I'd rather try to do it myself with cheaper stuff. It needs to be able to ship to the US and for under or around 20, which would be ideal. If you can't find anything, I guess I'll live.....
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    Mar 9, 2009, 6:48 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #19

    Never say never clayster. It's not impossible, just very impractical and expensive.

    IBM actually created a material that would allow you to change the pattern on a material by sending very small amounts of voltage to it. The basic idea was to create a reusable newspaper or book by having all the text change. Now cost, that's another thing entirely.

    On a larger scale they have looked at a similar technology for wallpaper, where you could change the wallpaper in your room just like changing it on your computer desktop.

    I like the heat activated paint idea. Seems like a decent solution. Make sure it's non toxic
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    Mar 9, 2009, 7:47 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #20

    Quote Agent007 said: View Post
    Can you help me find some of that paint stuff online for cheap? I see that the one you're using is expensive, and I'd rather try to do it myself with cheaper stuff. It needs to be able to ship to the US and for under or around 20, which would be ideal. If you can't find anything, I guess I'll live.....
    The only problem buddy is that I would probably buy the cheapest. I have contacted and spoken with over 6 companies so you can be sure I have the cheapest I can find...and it isn't that cheap!
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    Mar 9, 2009, 8:44 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #21

    Hey, there's a guy on Ebay selling a Rorschach mask that has moving ink blots. Run a search for item # 200317527672. It appears that he may be using the heat activated paints, and he uses his breath to activate them, but I'm not sure . It looks pretty cool. It's also climbing steep on the bids. Check it out.
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    Mar 10, 2009, 12:25 AM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #22

    The one i'm making is movable....

    I'm working on implants with black flowing fluid. If i perfect the technique it'll eventually go on youtube
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    Mar 10, 2009, 4:35 AM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #23

    this works pretty good IF you are wanting to do a fan film. no good for a comicon type event.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDs5XOLWQ-g
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    Mar 10, 2009, 5:54 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #24

    I agrea with corby on is post / methods.

    The heat activated paint looks excellent, BUT what about your head? It does release heat so you would have trouble just getting the shape you want because of that? = bad idea I think?

    Here is a spandex mask on ebay, item 220375550497
    You would need a few for the different shapes ?

    Looks like a hard project but good luck on successing this project looking forward on seeing the results.
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    Mar 12, 2009, 5:20 PM - Re: Rorschach Mask Possible? #25

    What if you had multiple layers of masks, each with a regular blot, and one heat activated blot. The bottom layer closest to you face would react first, then as you breathed more, to other layers would react. By the time the top layer has reacted, the bottom layer has cooled, and the process would repeat. You would just need to find patterns that would all work together. Would this work? Because I'm not so sure.

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