A long time ago (more than a handful of years, I think?) I had a request to make a firebird mask. I don't do custom work, but sometimes someone makes a suggestion that fits well enough with my usual work that I'll just sortof add it to the list and when, eventually, I do that thing, I write the person and give them first dibs. But, usually, by the time it happens, the thing they wanted the mask for has long passed, or they've bought another mask, or the one I built doesn't work for them for one reason or another.
Anyway; any of y'all want a firebird? I think this bird is gorgeous, and it works well with glasses, if you need that.
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. All colours are created by carefully controlling heat and the metal's access to oxygen throughout the process and are both durable and archival. 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.