How to Make a Psycho Mask

by Alice Godfrey

Halloween or costume parties require you to dress up. This time, choose an easy costume--go as a "psycho." You can create a mask that will be more impressive than a store-bought one. The "psycho" mask will convince everyone to keep far away from the crazy and mentally deranged person you appear to be.

Items you will need

  • White construction paper, 12-by-12-inches
  • Utility knife
  • Black magic marker
  • Green magic marker
  • Rubber cap
  • Vaseline
  • Red food coloring
  • Red masking tape
  • Green food coloring
Step 1

Hold a sheet of construction paper against your face. Use your finger to make an indentation in the construction paper where each of your eyes are located. Do the same to mark the areas of your cheeks, mouth and chin.

Step 2

Place the construction paper on a table with the indentations facing up. Cut a hole in each of the eye indentations with a utility knife.

Step 3

Cut a ragged circle out of the area where the mouth and chin indentations are located. Cut a crescent shape over each cheek indentation. The crescents should be facing toward each other.

Step 4

Draw a lightning bolt with the black magic marker on each side of the construction paper, bisecting the holes in the cheeks. Draw a thick rim around each eye hole with the green magic marker.

Step 5

Put on the rubber cap. Rub Vaseline on your cheeks and on your chin. Sprinkle red food coloring on your cheeks and chin.

Step 6

Place the mask, plain side facing you, against your face so that the eye holes line up with your eyes. Insert the top of the mask under the front of the rubber cap.

Step 7

Tape the sides of the mask to your face with strips of red masking tape. Stick out your tongue and sprinkle green food coloring on it. Keep your tongue out as you approach other people to give them a scare.

About the Author

Alice Godfrey is a marketing analyst with more than 15 years of experience in her field. She holds a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology. Past positions include market research analyst at various advertising agencies and corporations. Her articles on a wide variety of issues relating to entertainment have appeared in numerous trade publications.