We were invited to a masquerade ball last Saturday. This was a party with a "Batman" theme, 1967 style. Larry and I both watched the TV show when we were kids. We still watch the show in reruns. It's a scream, filled with guest stars of the era.
We were asked to dress formally for the ball. No problem. Larry has a tuxedo and I have several beaded jackets. Now, we needed specialized masks to fit OVER our eyeglasses.I did not want to attend a party with tons of great costumes and not be able to see them all!
I looked online for crocheted patterns for Batman masks. Nothing appealed to me. I looked for Mardo Gras masks. Nope. Then I just searched images for masks and saw this Japanese pattern for a Ninja Turtle mask. Perfect! I liked the construction. Since I don't read Japanese, the photo was clear enough so I could see how it was made.
I fashioned Larry's mask out of black Red Heart Super Saver yarn. I added fins at the top of his mask to resemble George Barris' Batmobile. Then, I trimmed the entire mask in red, just like the car.
|The Batmobile by George Barris|
I didn't measure the circumference of Larry's head correctly, so I added a striped extension at the back so the mask would fit. Success!
|The Debonair Mr. Bat-Lar|
My mask was easier to crochet, since I'd already figured out the details on Larry's mask. Mine is a bit more elegant...simple white with black trim. I added some fleur-de-lis picot stitches at the top and a silver pin in the center for some bling. It fits over my eyeglasses, but if I get a bit hot, my glasses fog up! Design flaw!
|Ellen's Crocheted Mask|
|Ellen and party guest, Vince Hue|
To view more photos of the party, check out this album.