Creepy Face Mask of Yourself


Image: REAL-f

This Halloween, go as yourself while wearing this super realistic 3D "face mask" by a Japanese company called REAL-f.

The mask is so uncanny (the company claims to be able to accurately reproduce the details like the iris, blood vessels, and skin pigmentations), that I predict there's going to be a Hollywood movie starring John Travolta and Nicholas Cage masquerading as each other. Oh, wait.

Link (in Japanese) - via TechCrunch


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I've done something similar in past Halloween costumes. I've photographed a person and then printed out an enlarged photo of their fact to use as a mask. One year, I made a mask of one of my teachers and wore it to his class. Good times.
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Our face is a mask which occassionally betrays our subconscious motives.

We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

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~ We Wear The Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Regarding "mouth with myriad subtleties" check out FACS (Facial Action Coding System) and Tendai Johnson's art exhibit "Contingent Identities".
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