Zoofolds Papercraft Masks by India Aspin


Zoofold is the creation of India Aspin – a London based architect , design enthusiast, and fancy dress fanatic. After hand-making a pair of wildlife themed festival outfits back in 2010, India discovered that she had both an instinctive eye for costume craft. Keen to build on this newfound enthusiasm, she drew on her architect’s skills to devise a whole new breed of fancy dress headgear. India has spent over two years developing prototypes, sourcing materials, and perfecting her beautiful designs, and has now left the architect’s life behind to release Zoofold into the wild.

Zoofolds are made in the UK from 100% recycled cardboard and are recyclable: finished with bio-degradable laminate, they are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable but indissoluble plastics. In more good news for the natural world, to help the wildlife that inspired them, Zoofold have pledged that 5% of the Woodland Collection’s profits will be donated to the Woodland Trust. These donations will continue as further collections are released, with each new collection being paired with an appropriate charity.

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Zoofolds are pre-cut into 2 – 3 pieces, ready for you to assemble at home in just 15 minutes. These papercrafts have no need for scissors or glue, as each Zoofold is hand finished with double-sided tape. All you have to do is fold, peel, and stick. The fun, folding element means that the mask has a quirky and origami-like handmade feel, while the vivid layering of digital brushwork and photography means that every detail of the animal’s features are carefully rendered with life-like fidelity.

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While they can be appreciated as beautiful design objects in their own right, the real joy of a Zoofold is in the wearing, sharing, and showing off! As well as making a striking and stand-out costume for festivals and parties, the Zoofolds have been thoughtfully devised for maximum flexibility and ease of use: they can easily be worn on top of the head as a hat, or slipped down over the face as a mask. This adaptability gives partygoers the freedom to eat, drink, and chat without the discomfort that can ruin an otherwise perfect costume.


Be sure to check out her Kickstarter campaign which ends in 4 days!

All images courtesy of India Aspin
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