You know those leather respirator every steampunk and their fairy steam-mother has? Try making one yourself!

You know those leather respirator every steampunk and their fairy steam-mother has? Try making one yourself!

A Black Leather.bird mask.  Why is it scary?  It certainly looks creepy, and not without reason.  During the Black Plague, Italian doctors wore these to keep from inhaling airborne contaminants.  Bubonic plague had a sister virus called pneumonic plague, which was airborne, and therefore twice as deadly.  In those days they didn't know viruses worked, but they understood contagion!

Plague Doctor Hat in Black Leather

A Black Leather.bird mask. Why is it scary? It certainly looks creepy, and not without reason. During the Black Plague, Italian doctors wore these to keep from inhaling airborne contaminants. Bubonic plague had a sister virus called pneumonic plague, which was airborne, and therefore twice as deadly. In those days they didn't know viruses worked, but they understood contagion!

mingoandgrace.com | DIY Toddler Boy Doctor Costume.. Opy wants to be a doctor. May have to buy his!

DIY DOCTOR COSTUME

mingoandgrace.com | DIY Toddler Boy Doctor Costume.. Opy wants to be a doctor. May have to buy his!

See how I made a cute children's doctor costume including scrubs and a doctor coat out of a men's dress shirt. Cute and easy!

See how I made a cute children's doctor costume including scrubs and a doctor coat out of a men's dress shirt. Cute and easy!

A witch, pirate, and something inspired by the witchdoctor from diablo 3. Everything in these pictures is handmade by me: headdresses, styling, backdrops, photography, modelling, nails etc. Creature like things do take quite some time to create.

A witch, pirate, and something inspired by the witchdoctor from diablo 3. Everything in these pictures is handmade by me: headdresses, styling, backdrops, photography, modelling, nails etc. Creature like things do take quite some time to create.

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