Since Watchmen was released in 2009, Rorschach has been a popular character for fans to dress up as at comic conventions and costume parties. While I have seen some really accurate portrayals of the vigilante, I have never seen a mask with a moving ink blot. That has all changed, because a YouTube video has emerged that shows you how to make your own. Hit the jump to check it out.
As YouTube user guinness0507’s video shows, the key to replicating the changing shapes on the mask is using thermochromic paint pigment. When mixed with a transparent base and applied to a cloth, the pattern will change as your breathing warms the fabric. The tail end of the video shows the finished product, and it looks pretty darn close to the character in the film. What’s more, it seems as if all of the materials can be found at your local crafts store. So although Christmas has just ended, I suppose it is never too early to start thinking about Halloween.
Special thanks to BleedingCool for the heads up.