Oh golly, but I cannot even tell you how much I love this mask. Xe is sortof loosly based off the extraordinary mating displays of little jumping spiders, and also a bit on the hunting stance of a leaf mantis, and sortof on the threat display of an anteater, up on their back legs with arms spread, and maybe a bit on an angry wolf, teeth bared. There's a lot going on with this mask, but xe is still visually and physically balanced; there's a tenseness to xyr stance, as though wound up and ready to pounce, but it's all very well controlled. This is a mask with presence, a mask that will stand out but that honestly isn't very loud.
As with all my big masks, the weight is balanced through the horns; your mask will rest on your head lightly, like a cap, with your nose only acting as an anchor point. This one's horns end in a wide sort of wing and are quite well dulled for safety.
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? They won't mind. They can hang flat against a wall, or sit on a shelf. Even the folks who buy them to wear them have them on display most of the year, and I promise that they love it.