Mask Sizing Reference Guide
We match your head size to one of our 5 existing shell sizes.
This guide will help you determine your approximate size
in our masks.
Tape Measure Method
Plaster Head Mould
To begin preparing for the plaster cast you must have the following apparatus: Plaster bandages, Vaseline (petroleum jelly), Nylon stocking, Hair conditioner and Plastic food wrap (Saran wrap).
Start with applying a generous amount of hair conditioner to your hair. This will eliminate any bonding of plaster to the hair through the stocking.
Stretch the stocking over your head so it's just above the eye brows and covering the ears as shown in figure 1. Apply vaseline to entire face area, paying attention to eyebrows and facial hair. It's a good idea to place small pieces of Saran wrap over the eyes to cover the lashes and any other area containing hair.
Cut all plaster strips to approx. 7 inches in length. Start with 2 strips placed diagonally across the face from cheek across nose to forehead as shown in figure 2.
Cover mouth area and up along the sides of your head as shown in figure 3.
Make sure to leave nostril area open for breathing as shown in figure 4.
WARNING! DO NOT
stick straws up your nose or in your mouth!!! This is extremely dangerous, and there is no need for this method. Simply leave an opening to breathe from your nose and or mouth depending on if you're a mouth or nose breather. You will be in a stagnant position for over 30 minutes so it is important to determine this before hand.
The entire head cast only needs to go as far back on the head as the end of the ear shown in figure 5, and down the chin to the Adams apple shown in both figure 4 and figure 5.