mask (dance & live theatre)

Unicorn mask for Chinese New Year festivities. The underlying structure is made from cane and paper and covered in a sequined material with yellow material for the eyelids. There is fake white fur and yellow cord with interwoven metallic strips picking up various facial features. The unicorn has two ears at the back that are hinged, two eyes that are made from plastic and can be covered by the moving eyelids. There is a horn at the middle and top its head. There are two pompoms formed of black, red and green wool mounted on springs just above the nose. The lower part of the mouth hangs open and there is a beard formed of synthetic, white threads.

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