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Herakon the Raiser

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Watcher of wood and dropper of the unworthy, Herakon’s spirit soars the skyline watching all that approach. Descending on those who dare step forward, talons rend mortal flesh and raise to great height the screaming intruders. A bird’s eye view reveals a treeline strewn with the hanging carrion of the uninvited. Herakon is known to watch the great fire dance from above, summoning winds to feed the flames. A chiselled bone beak glistens in the moonlight, poised to pluck the unworthy from the ceremony.

Our Headdresses rest comfortably on a human head. Headdresses vary in build time and complexity, scroll down for further details. You will be amazed by the experience of watching your Headdress come together as each component is joined. We hope you enjoy the build as much as the finished piece.

  • The Bonefaced Mystics are inspired by animals, anatomy, ancient cultures and ceremonial dress. Included with each headdress of this set are the FEATHERS OF HERAKON. Adorn your amazing headpiece with these magic elements. It's whispered that those who wear the Feathers of Herakon may enter the Fleshless Forest and join the great fire dance.

  • Simply print the templates on paper, stick them to card, cut them out, match the numbers and join the tabs together. The Mask is scaled to fit an adult but you can make children's masks by scaling down the templates when you print - check our FAQ page for details.

    • Supplied as an instant access PDF that you can download and print on any home printer
    • Choose to build with tape or gluing tabs
    • Robust construction to survive the wildest of parties
    • Ideal for festivals, parties, special events or simply for fun

Animal Skull Headdresses


The guardians of the Fleshless Forest


The flames roar from the clearing, reaching for the stars as lightning claws from the sky. Herakon watches from the carrion strewn trees as pandemonium ensues below. Bones rattle to the rhythms of Kapros as the Pyre Master pounds on skins of mortals stretched over logs. Varanus entrances the gathering through the eyeless pits of his swaying skull, while Gowlock howls the hymns of the hollow into the night. We listen with our body, mind and spirit as our mortal shells blister and sluff off to the ground, stamped into the earth by the dance of the dead.



These masks are designed to be easily built by anyone, using local materials, removing the need for mass manufacturing or shipping and with the minimum environmental impact.

  • They are supplied along with a set of instructions as a PDF that you download immediately and print on any home printer.
  • They are supplied plain white so that you can decorate the finished mask however you like.
  • You are buying the templates and instructions only. You will also need access to a printer, paper, card, tape, and scissors.
  • The masks are designed to be easy to build: you don't need to be some sort of arts and crafts wizard.

Use this file to make as many masks as you like for yourself but please don’t share or steal the templates as there was a lot of work involved in creating them. If you want to use them for any other reason then please get in touch.

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    Wintercroft Herakon the Raiser ReviewWintercroft Herakon the Raiser ReviewWintercroft Herakon the Raiser Review
    Awesome build and such fun to wear!

    Of all the skull masks I've made, this was the fastest. It was really comfortable to wear, although I ended up adding a black strip at the back that hugged round the back of my skull. This made it more stable for the dance number we performed. A caution: don't get too carried away adding feathers at the back as 11 feathers throws the weight right off 7 worked really well for me. As with my other recent masks, I traced round the pattern pieces rather than gluing them to the card. It was no slower than gluing, and removed the risk of delaminating (earlier ones I've made have had this issue). I used white 300 GSM card which was easy to work with yet strong enough for purpose. PVA was perfect for the final assembly as it gripped quickly while still allowing for some adjustments, it's strong & permanent (unlike Aussie glue sticks), and doesn't smell weird when wearing the mask.

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