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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on October 23, 2012
This mask is cut beautifully, it is exactly what I was looking for except for one MAJOR flaw. Right in the center of this beautiful mask there are 2 gems that are so discolored they look yellow, making this mask look cheap. I don't have the time to send this back and wait for a replacement. So now I am going to have to see if I can fix it myself. The gems seem to be hot glued or super glued on, so I guess its a matter of taking these gems off and seeing if they can be cleaned/restored or finding new gems at a local hobby shop and gluing those on. I am disappointed with this purchase. The gems were the first thing I noticed when I opened it from the box. Embarrassed by the quality of this mask I put it back in the box to avoid my friends asking to see it. I will just have to try to fix it myself before the party.
Edit: Quick fix. So I ended up popping the discolored gems stones out with heat. Then I took two gems from a brooch I had for my hair and hot glued them to the mask. It looked great afterward. I got compliments from EVERYBODY all night. Even people I didn't know were coming up to me wanting to know where I got this mask. Now my friends are even thinking of having a costume party just so every one can come as masqueraders. The mask is pretty durable. I bent a couple places on it to fit perfectly to my face so I hardly had to adjust it. The eye holes are in the perfect place. I wear glasses most of the time so blocking my peripheral vision wasn't a problem at all. All the compliments I received made this worth slightly changing my rate, its just unfortunate to have to fix something you just paid for.