Our version of the ancient Mayan “Death Bat” deity came about from the 2019 Creature Competition winning suggestion. Taigo Noid gave a colourfully detailed proposal in the comments describing a “god or vampire-like creature called Camazotz”. Headdresses and masks inspired by ancient cultures were a bit of a theme this year, so Steve was excited to design his own vision of the Death Bat, while still retaining some of the beautiful traditional aesthetic from stone carvings of the time.
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 Headdresses are inspired by animals, anatomy, ancient cultures and ceremonial dress. Why not decorate further with 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.
This mask I amazing but it took me about 16 hours to build. It's a complicated one with intricate folds. I would not recommend this to be your first mask to build
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.
Templates are FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH BOTH A4 AND US LETTER PAPER.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.
The files are protected by copyright and are not to be shared or distributed in any way.
The templates and completed masks are for personal use only.
The masks and templates will not be used for commercial purposes without prior consent.
Selling items made from our templates and designs is prohibited.