I figured out a new way to do big, slightly goofy, utterly wonderful ears, and I AM THRILLED. This mask is a perfect balance of playful and gruff, just like a real goat. While this mask is just as comfortable and well weighted as most of my masks, I do not recommend it for climbing up cliffs, as it does not magically give you the grace of a goat.
The slight weight of this mask, as with all my horned masks, is balanced through the horns; your mask will rest on your head lightly, like a cap, with your nose only acting as an anchor point. This one's horns end in a tight spiral for safety, unlike his namesake, who looks, frankly, a little stabby.
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.
Not planning to wear your mask? They won't mind. They can hang flat against a wall, or sit on a shelf. Even the folks who buy them to wear them have them on display most of the year, and I promise that they love it.