This is one of those pieces that I look at and realize that no matter how long I've been at this, I am still getting better. I am so bloody proud of this mask. He's gorgeous. Those ears! That mane! Those tusks! Irresistible. He is based (loosely) off a taxidermied bush pig I saw in the Field Museum in Chicago (who is also irresistible).
A full copper headpiece, Bush Pig can be worn over the face, or up on the head, more as a helm-ish-thing, or switch with ease back and forth. The mane balances the large front of the mask perfectly, so wearing this mask is almost more like wearing a bowler hat than like wearing a mask (but you'll still want the ribbon, so you can dance)
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.