I made a Plague Doctor mask for Halloween. I made it for myself, but as soon as my son saw it, he high-jacked it for his own Halloween party.
It was made using this pattern:
The pattern and accompanying video were great! Well worth their price.
I used the GF to cut all the cork fabric I used (it’s Cork Fabric that
@Rebecca used for her wallet)
I’ve been having fun printing and assembling the 6-Pocket Bifold Executive Wallet from the Glowforge Catalog. I’ve made one in cork fabric, and it’s the softest most supple wallet I’ve ever touched. The material feels strong and durable.
I purchased the fabric from website
Thackery: Thoughtful Products, as it states that its cork fabric is laserable. The backing is made of 50% polyurethane, 35% cotton, and 15% polyester.
If you’re looking for wallet inspiration, here a…
My son wore it to a Halloween party on the weekend, and made one little kid cry. So … mission accomplished … I guess?
I like your deceptively cheerful color scheme.
Both you and your son have great taste!!! What a wonderful mask. I actually have that very mask pattern sitting in a wish list
Just so you know, it took me about 6 hours of stitching to hand stitch it.
Zero stitching, zero leather, definitely a step down in cool over the proper version you made… but also no 6 hours of stitching, either.
Thank you for the warning. It takes me about 2.5-3 hours to stitch the executive wallet in the Glowforge catalog.
Mission totally accomplished. “Rad!” cries the person from the U.S.!
Pretty cool. Love the colors.
Pretty amazing job! It totally looks like leather.
Oh cool…I thought it was leather too. Very
I love the look of this fabric. I find it has a very leathery texture to it, but it’s much lighter. It’s also thinner.
The wallet I made from it is very light and thin, which is what I like for wallets.
I just wish it came in more colors…
Have you tried any kind of color treatments on the natural cork version? Will it take paint or leather dye?
I have not tried any finish on it at all. I only ordered the yellow and red to test things out, and I’m almost out of it. I’m probably going to order other colors soon, since I like it so much. Although I don’t have any other projects in mind yet.
I also have not tested if I can engrave on it at all. That’s going to be one of my next tests.
Love the geometric objects in the background of the second photo!!!
Those are my giant laser-cut gears. You can see a better picture here:
Here are some giant wooden gears I made with a laser-cutter. They are pretty big. The board they are mounted on is 4 feet x 8 feet.
You can see more of my stuff at:
And a video on youtube here:
Those were made on a laser-cutter, but not a GF. I made those before getting the GF.
You know, but others may not, that the Plague Doctor has been a point of interest here since the start of the forum.
Where it will live
It is going to sit on my ancient treadle sewing machine in my office/shop next to the PC.
Who will use it
Me, a cosplay prop designer, board gamer, and stay at home mom. My wife who isn’t exactly the maker type but is super excited about this. My teenage daughter who is also a cosplayer like me and talks about how to use it about daily.
What will get made in the first week
I have some bare metal Altoid type tins I want to engrave for gifts. I have the leather and plans to…
I wanted to share a sample of one of my leatherwork projects that was laser cut.
I do a lot of work in the Halloween and Haunted Attraction industry, and last year I had a client that wanted a couple leather plague doctor masks.
The finished masks.
Sewing on the goggles.
Blue painter’s tape was used to protect the surface of the leather from smoke damage.
Pieces laid out after washing (to remove charred material from the edges). They were allowed to full…
Your creations are AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing!!!