Harry Potter fan creates amazing ‘magical’ face masks that show the Marauder’s Map when you breathe
A HARRY Potter fan has created some incredible face masks that come with a very magical twist.
The special masks start off plain black, but reveal the Marauder’s Map, showing Hogwarts’ passages and inhabitants, when the wearer breathes out.
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Artist Stefanie Hook, from Colorado, uploaded a TikTok video showing off her spellbinding creation – and Potterheads are desperate to get hold of one.
Stefanie said she was inspired to make the masks as a way of “bringing magic” into the real world.
Speaking to Insider, Stefanie said: "I try to bring imagination to life in the creation of my products, ensuring that they are not one-dimensional items.
"I like to give the average person the ability to own items that are unique, and bring magic into the real world in hopes to further inspire others to create and be creative."
The masks will soon be available to buy in limited quantities through Stefanie’s company Colorado Pony Express on Shopify.
Her website said: "This face covering does not replace PPE such as N95 or surgical masks.
“This face covering does not protect or mitigate diseases or viruses. Please follow CDC directives for best use. This face covering is best for hobbies, or cosplay."
The colour-changing shift on her masks is activated when the fabric temperature reaches 27.8C, and will not go back to black until the temperature is lowered.
After sharing her video on TikTok, she was shocked when it racked up over 400,000 views and she gained 12,000 followers in less than 12 hours.
She said: "The video I shared was of a prototype, and I just put it together quickly to show my fans.
"I never imagined it would gain the following that it did."
Stefanie added that other themed colour-changing masks may be in the pipeline.
On her TikTok she has posted videos of masks inspired by movies like Alice in Wonderland and the Nightmare Before Christmas on TikTok hinting at possible future products.
Explaining how she makes the masks, she said: "From start to finish, between cutting fabric, treating the fabric, waiting for the fabric to set, and sewing a single mask together, it can take 17 hours.
"The majority of the time is waiting for the treatment to set into the fabric. I've learned to make multiple at a time, production-line style, to maximise my efficiency."
She'll be selling the masks in children or adult sizes from her website from 29 May.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from household objects are effective in preventing the spread of the virus.
The CDC urges people to remember to clean their mask thoroughly after each use, and recommends chucking them in the washing machine.
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