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Plague Doctor Headshots by InKibus Plague Doctor Headshots by InKibus
These pictures focus more on the mask, and I took off the red cape. The costume stands on it's own without it, believe me. ;)

My Plague Doctor based, with kind permission, on the artworks of `hibbary
Artworks for basis;
The Grand Doctor
Eve of the first snow
Stormy Skies

The beak is poplar wood painted and finished. The mask is is leather, straps, and screws. The rudimentary goggles are leather and caps/covers from a rifle sight!
Yeah, they fogged over sometimes, but I could actually see and breath in this costume.
The frock was a historical pattern Frocky and I selected.
I am wearing one (of a pair) Steampunk Shock Gauntlet made by =Winneganfake that are actually Frocky's. See them here. And sadly, I couldn't fit my palm through the palm-strap, my hands are much larger than Frockys, but I wrapped a watch around it for a nice effect. The work is to beautiful not to use! ;)
And no, I did not buy a black wig or dye my hair, so I used my real hair. Hope it's not to out of character.

Please look through my Costumes and props for more photos of this. And pop by =FrockTarts for more of her pics of this and her works.
Much thanks to Frocky for her hard work and my mum for helping with my mask!

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~Tutorials for crafting
~Original Fantasy Artworks

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Overall/Vision- The Plague Doctor's a classic character, and this costume truly does it justice. The elements chosen to make it up work perfectly for the character, whether they're historically accurate or not. You've taken the character and made it your own with this piece, which is the best part of doing any kind of historical concept.


(The gauntlet's a piece of my own work, so I'm deliberately leaving it out of this critique.)

Coat/furs- Great choice- the cut almost lends it an air of being protective gear as well as garment,

Top Hat- This piece is the only thing that tweaks me about the costume, and the reason behind the four star ratings- the hat's got the look of a pre-fab piece- it clashes with both the uniqueness of the mask and the rest of the outfit. My only big recommendation would be to either batter and decorate this hat to hell and back to go with the mask, or do another hat or hood in matching materials to the mask. Speaking of...

The mask- Brilliant. Utterly brilliant- the wood blends indistinguishably into the leather, giving it the appearance of being a single piece. the belts, rose sigil, all add further to it- it's a great personalization. And the use of rifle sights for the eyes? Ingenious- you've done a great job of integrating them.
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credfield57 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
I only got one word for this AWSOME!!!!!!!!
InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Merci! :bow:
tendeadpens Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
sick. you're wonderful
InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :D
CorazondeDios Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
so bizarre! just wonderful! I love it!
InKibus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Much credit to the original artworks inspired me to do this piece, I am really happy with how it turned out.
blind-dancer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! ^__^
Erm, the critique says that Plague Doctors are "classic characters"... But, I've never heard of them (maybe because I'm not European)... Who are they? What do they do? Why the raven masks? They look cool though ;)
InKibus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
They are/were sort of a 'hazmat suit' for old doctors.
During times of plagues, the whole mask and beak was suppose to serve a purpose.
Here's a little write up on them [link]
And here's a group dedicated to them- [link]
Lately, like my costume, they have sort of gotten this spiffy steamupunky treatment and look, and are sort of a new trend in creepy design. :nod:
blind-dancer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they're cool! Even if I'm not sure they were 100% useful at preventing disease ;)
Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Crazy details! The beak is my favourite part of this mask! :wow:
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