I love this Medusa. So flowing, so strong. She’s a bit wider across the face than many of our masks; not a lot, she’s still going to accentuate, rather than hide, your expressions and lovely eyes, but just a little more coverage. Her “horns” have a lovely vivacity to them, like they might be snakes, or might be tendrils of kelp underwater. She might, after all, not be medusa at all, but a mermaid, instead. I don’t know who she’ll grow up to be. She also has some “rivets” (they’re not really rivets, they’re chased into the surface) that give her a slight robotic, or steampunk look.
As with all my larger-horned masks, the slight weight of this mask is distributed well. I form the horns carefully to run right along the top of the head; so that the mask rests there, with your nose acting to line the mask up but not support it. These two horns are just about an average shoulder width, and will not get in the way.
The wonder of a copper mask is in the strength and give of the material. Because it is so strong, the mask can be very thin- this makes it both very light, and makes it possible to fit as a second skin. These won't block your peripheral vision the way a leather. paper maiche, or plastic mask would. They can be very comfortably worn all day and night- no worries about sweat or rain causing them to soften and lose their shape. Rinse it with clean water at the end of the night before putting it away. They can stand up to anything you throw at them. As for packing? Throw it in your bag. If you're checking the bag, maybe stuff a balled up pair of socks where your forehead would go. Easy.
Our masks are flexible, and fit off the human skull. regardless of whether you think your head is very small, very large, or fairly average, they will fit. You may end up opening them up a tiny bit over the bridge of the nose, or closing them down a tiny bit in the same spot, but this can easily be done by hand.
Not planning to wear your mask? He or she won't mind. They can hang flat against a wall, or sit on a shelf.