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With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, face masks are quickly becoming the new normal and many are even making a trend out of them.
One artist has taken things to an all-new level and she’s created a Harry Potter face mask that reveals the Marauder’s Map when you breathe!
Colorado artist Stefanie Hook recently posted a video to her TikTok account where she was seen wearing what appeared to be a black face mask. But just like magic, the mask slowly changes colour and reveals the design of the Marauder’s Map behind it!
Speaking to Insider, Stephanie said that she had created the mask to “bring some magic” into the world, especially in the state it’s in now.
Stephanie is a mother of three and a US Navy reservist who also owns and operates a company called CPEX or Colorado Pony Express, through which she sells hand-sewn plush toys and accessories. In recent weeks, she also started to sell face coverings.
According to her website, the masks are not medical-grade but they were created using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s sewing instructions.
“I try to bring imagination to life in the creation of my products, ensuring that they are not one-dimensional items,” she said. “I like to give the average person the ability to own items that are unique, and bring magic into the real world in hopes to further inspire others to create and be creative.”
“The video I shared was of a prototype, and I just put it together quickly to show my fans,” she said speaking about the Marauder’s Map mask. “I never imagined it would gain the following that it did.”
Stephanie used an inexpensive sewing machine, standard sewing supplies, licensed cotton fabric, elastic, and colour-changing pigment to make the mask.
“From start to finish, between cutting fabric, treating the fabric, waiting for the fabric to set, and sewing a single mask together, it can take 17 hours,” she said. “The majority of the time is waiting for the treatment to set into the fabric. I’ve learned to make multiple at a time, production-line style, to maximize my efficiency.”
According to Stephanie’s website, the colour-changing shift of the masks is activated once the temperature reaches 27.8°C. The masks however, may not fade back to black until a lower temperature is introduced. The colour of the products can also face over time after being worn and washed.
Stephanie plans to sell the Marauder’s Maps face mask but “in very limited quantities” as she is the only person who is currently sewing for her website. The masks maybe sold out now, but her website states that more will be available on 29th May. You can check it out here.
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The artist plans to create more colour-changing masks “in varying inspired themes.”
“I feel like the world can be magical and that we are not limited by the boundaries of our reality,” she said. “I will continue to push those boundaries in hopes of inspiring others and brightening people’s days.”
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We’ll solemnly swear we’re up to no good for all time if we can get our hands on these magical masks!
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In the meantime, be sure to keep playing your part by staying safe and staying home, and only going out if it’s absolutely necessary. And if you’re going out, be sure to practice social distancing.
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Info via Insider