Of course, I considered picking up Simplicity 2172 or 2207. However, I thought it would be more fun to design my own ensemble. But of course, for a masquerade I started by designing my masque. It is not yet completed, but I am pleased so far.
I started by covering a very basic masque from the fabric store with brown faux-suede. I then glued down rivets and sprockets before attaching a fan of peacock feathers.
I plan to pleat some cream colored silk to attach as a fan shape behind the peacock feathers. I also plan on attaching a stick and some hanging ribbons and brass chains. Alternatively, I may insert a rivet on each end, weave some cream grosgrain ribbon through a brass chain to create a strap for around the head. I haven't decided yet.
I also am still thinking about my costume and sketching options...