I finally figured out how to make bat noses!!! So, naturally, I made a few. Little Fledermous is the fanciest, most elegant one. I spent a lot of time on her ears, planishing them the way I was taught, years ago, to finish a silver teapot. I think I was hoping to prove to myself that it wouldn't matter, but, much to my own consternation- it does. Those ears are super handsome and take the whole piece up a notch, from business casual to black tie. Also that nose. That nose is to die for. Fledermous covers just a little more of the face than many of our masks, and may work better than some of them on a round or larger face.
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.