Well, our metalsmith finally made a mask with antelope horns AND a mammmal nose. I won't bore you with the engineering reasons for why this took so long to happen, but suffice to say- those ridges on the nose are more than decorative. They are ALSO decorative. Super pretty, even. I am super pleased with this mask; I'm sorta in love with him, but he still needs to get out into the world, and I hope you'll give him a good home.
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.
Not planning to wear your mask? He or she won't mind. They can hang flat against a wall, or sit on a shelf.