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I want to do something like that picture for a little corridor going into my house, it's about 4.5 feet by 8 feet with a door on three sides and a doorway on the fourth. I am planning on covering the walls and doors separately with black paper or plastic so the doors and still open and then maybe having black strips of plastic hanging in the doorway. The cheapest I have found masks so far is on Oriental Trading co $5.40 per 12 http://www.orientaltrading.com/diy-white-face-masks-a2-25_1185.fltr but still not super cheap because I think I will need a lot of them. I want to paint them with something that will glow good under the blacklight (not glow in the dark paint), maybe spray paint because I will have to paint so many. Anyone done this before or have good suggestions on the kind of paint, cheaper masks, a good way to attach them ect? Thanks!
 

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I did almost exactly what you're describing last year. I bought these masks:
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002T2T7WE

Keep in mind they are 'child sized' but still plenty big for what you're looking at doing. I let my kids paint a lot of them with black light paint and I did some myself. I found my favorites were very simple and readable. One was a female weeping blood, and some other ones I painted as happy and sad clowns were very creepy.

Here are the paints I purchased:
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083FOB54

They worked well for the most part, but keep in mind that paint doesn't like to stick to those masks. I used a white plastic primer on a few of them and that helped a bit but I stopped after a while and just used as many coats of the UV paint as it took.
 

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Thanks for the reply ice456789. Those masks seem pretty similar to the oriental trading co ones, if not the same. How many masks did you need to do a wall and what did you use to hang them?
 

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I only put about 20 on the wall with a lot of space between them. I had most of them hanging from the ceiling so people had to actually walk through them. I kept a couple wet with water for extra creep factor. I used a deer motor setup similar to a flying crank ghost to make a bunch of them move up and down. If you're going to make an entire wall out of them then how many you need depends on how much spacing you want between. I think a good guesstimate would be 1.5 masks per square foot.

Simple tape works just fine to hold them, depending on what kind of wall you have.
 
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