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Most heavy weight plastic and latex Halloween costume masks are heat sensitive. This means they have the potential to warp if subjected to direct heat. If your latex mask is all warped and misshapen, you can fix and reshapen it by using a common household hair dryer. If you need to reshape your costume mask due to warping, or if you want to contour the costume mask in order to create a better fit, all you have to do is direct the heat of the hair dryer to the part of the costume mask that you would like to manipulate. The heat from the hair dryer makes the mask's material pliable and easily manageable; it can then be shaped easily by putting the costume mask in the desired shape and allowing it to cool completely.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|