Latex Larp Masks

Posted: 14th June 2013 by Epic Armoury blog in Larp Special Effects
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A lot of you out there know the problems with larping in masks.  Especially if you are an event organizer. In the past mask manufacturers were limited in producing quality masks made to endure the larp environment as well as creating models with cheap finishes.  Also traditional masks are usually to hard to see, breath and hear through and were intended mainly for costume and not theatrical events.  Epic Armoury Canada has solved this problem and has brought in a new era in ultimate affordable masks.

Here are a few things that are important when buying a Mask.

Vision…
A Larp mask should first provide maximum vision. By creating large eye holes our masks allow the wearer to see the blows before they hit you. As an animator i know that this is what usually kills us when playing beasts, the annoying lack of vision and constant itching because of ill designed masks usually discouraged us from playing beasts too often.  But our masks got rid of that problem and included padding above the eyebrows for comfort, prevents beads of sweat in the eyes and prevents mask movement on the face.

Latex orc mask from epic armoury canada

Latex orc mask from epic armoury canada

Breathing…Keeping cool and breathing is always a problem with most masks. It seems as if the people that make masks leave out that crucial element in all their designs.  We are pleased to say that our masks do not have that problem.  By deliberately larger breathing holes and leaving the mouth area open, you get the proper airflow necessary to participate in epic battles. You would not believe how many NPC’s nearly passed out on the battle field.  You have to remember that in Canada the humidity level is very high and combined with the heat conditions are usually less than favorable for wearing latex masks. Ours masks make thing a little easier!

Hearing…The less you hear the faster you die. That is the rule of thumb in combat, not only the attacks from your enemies but the call for help from your comrades. A team that sticks together will survive another day, but if your ears are covered over and all you can hear is the echo of your breathing and the crinkle of the latex in your mask, you will have a hard time to hear that twig crack behind you and the next you know is that you are dead. Our masks have the ear holes where they belong and are much wider than most.  Hearing is believing…lol!

Blood capsules

Blood capsules

Personalization…No matter the company you choose to buy your mask from you can always personalize it to your specifications by applying Epic Effects make-up to the hair or mask itself.  Use a little grey in hair to instantly age it, or any other color to change the effect. Pierce the mask and place a little bling, rings or piercings. Before putting on the mask do not forget to apply makeup to all exposed areas not covered by the mask making sure that it is darker around the eyes. Put in colored epic effects contact lenses to radically change the effect and use the blood capsule to add drama!

 

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