I chose to cosplay Lady Smith from Biochock 2 with the Bunny mask, an upper class matron.
I started off with a cat mask from Panduro and added ears.
Taped on new ears
Added the battle damage on the side
Smoothed the transition with the new ears using paper mache and a thin layer of all purpose glue.
And primed it using Gesso. Since this is to be a weathered prop it doesn't matter that it is not completely smooth. Here I have also added details along the eges and around the eye using hot glue gun. (This is a very common technique)
I found an effect paint that would make a crackling effect that I wanted to try. But to use that I had to paint the mask with acryllic paint (which took me even further away from that high gloss finish).
This is the effect paint. First you paint a layer of acryllic paint, let it dry. Then you paint a layer of effect paint and let that dry completely also. Then you paint another layer of acryllic paint. The effect paint will react and subract the layers causing cracks.
This did not work, and only made a soggy mess. So I repainted it white and handpeinted the cracks. For this I used a weathering technique, the result came out a little dark, but I didn't bother to repaint it again.
Wipe off paint
Add details. Here I have hand painted the cracks and painted all the ornaments and edges gold.
And some blood (always go for blood). Blood is only watered out dark red acrylic paint splashed on with a brush
Add on the back side too, people will always see you from all angles.
In true Dexter style I added some blood mist.
Finish off with a clear coat as to preserve the awesome detailing.
And Splicer mask is done.