Costume Ideas by Kest: Some places to wear this very fancy dead bird
1- wear scorched rags. Be the crow and/or Raven who once was either rainbow coloured or pure white before sacrificing their physical beauty to bring the sun for us all (there's a coupla different versions of this, stretching from south america all the way past the artic circle. It's a good story. Be respectful if you use this one) 2- dress in normal rags; be the birthday gift your cat brought you last year. (It wasn't your birthday, but your cat does not know that) 3- dress in gold and/or bronze. Be a gilded sculpture of a raven 4- dress in dirty or well used black velvet. Be a vulture (add a white ruff if you have it)
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.