Faun Mask

For this costume design project, we were to create a mask for a character from a provided list of movies. One of them was Pan’s Labyrinth, a movie I was familiar with because of the practical effects but one that I had never actually seen. I took it as an opportunity to watch the movie and redesign the Faun character. I saw the character as neither good nor evil, and very unpredictable. Because of this, I decided to use a Rorschach Ink Blot as inspiration for the patterns on his face since, like the ink blot, his character can be interpreted many different ways. Another decision I made was to emphasize his age because it is one of the only things explicitly used to describe him in the movie – the fact that he is very old.