Leather Alien Facehugger Mask

Mentioned in another post that I was making a leather mask based on the facehuggers from the Alien movie franchise. I wasn’t sure how long it would take, so I am getting an early start so that it will be ready for Halloween.

Purchased the pattern from

Then digitized it so I could cut it on my Glowforge.

So far, I have have cut, formed, and dyed the body and legs. Tail is next. No forming required but a lot of pieces that have to be dyed and hand sewn.


Used thick proofgrade leather for the body and legs. Dyed with Fiebings Light Brown Pro Dye.

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Wow wow wow! That is looking spectacular! Will definitely be a showstopper! It’d give me nightmares after wearing it! Fantastic job.

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Looks scarily good so far - great job on the forming!

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Wow, that is looking amazing! I cannot wait to see the final product.

This should be really scary for Halloween.

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Amazing dye job. This is going to look so cool!

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That does look awesome and +1 for the link to LeatherHub which I didn’t know was a thing.

Also, I believe this is the first time I’ve ever seen a project where one can yell “why don’t you just dye!” during the build phase and “why don’t you just die!” during the execution phase, and both utterances are context-correct. I’ll make do with being amused by that until you post the completion pix. :wink:

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That will be delightfully creepy. Nice work!

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this is really kick a$$, the best thing I’ve seen made with a GF so far! awesome and scary , great job!

I have downloaded a couple of their other patterns. Both turned out pretty good.

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This is always a bad time for someone.

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Got the tail segments cut. Staining and stitching may take some time.

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Ditto, AMAZING!

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Making progress. It’s actually going smoother and quicker than I expected.

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Spectacular. THIS is the reason the own a :glowforge: .

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Thanks for sharing the link. Some great projects there.

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my thought exactly!

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After many distractions, I finally got around to (mostly) finishing the facehugger.
I just need to figure out how I want to attach the pieces that make it wearable as I want the pieces to be removable.

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That looks FABULOUS

Running a ring through the stitching on inside of the ends of the legs would allow you to use lobster clasps which can come in some pretty hearty weights

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swell idea lobster clasps on thing that is kinda like a lobster.

now about those elephant clasps… :slight_smile:

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You could put small rare earth magnets on the legs and then have surgical screws implanted for them to connect to. No unsightly straps or clasps. :rofl: just kidding

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