Tuesday, January 10, 2017

William W. Rockwell Review & Giveaway!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. The products mentioned below have been provided by William W. Rockwell for the review & giveaway free of charge.****


It has always been a big goal/dream of mine to be able to dress as Hawkgirl for Comicon, Since I've recently started doing yoga and trying to get into shape I've main it my main goal for the year to reach that cosplaying dream and a giant part in reaching that goal was William Rockwell who creates and sells leather masks alongside metal sculptures. Just before Thanksgiving William and I began talking about working together on a piece for my blog, originally I really liked his Angel/Devil mask and owl mask but I figured why not get crazy and ask if he would be able to make a custom Hawkgirl inspired mask for me. He delivered in a big way and now not only do I have the most important part of my cosplay outfit and a piece of artwork I'll display in my home for a very long time but now you have a chance to own one as well because he has started selling them in his shop. William is a very caring and attentive store owner, he puts a lot of thought and care into his products and aims to keep all of his customers happy. If you see a mask you love but want it in a different color you should message him as I am sure he would be more than happy to do a different paint job, or if you are looking for a custom piece you can message him to work out pricing and details. He has his main website listed above and also an etsy shop found Here.





The creation process was a lot of fun and William really spent a lot of time going over suggestions, my ideas, his ideas and images of how Hawkgirls masks have look in previous series. I also voice some of my dislikes on various masks, for example some cosplay Hawkgirl masks have it to where the tip of the nose extends out past the persons actual nose and I didn’t want that, instead I wanted it to end right when my actual nose did. This was his first cosplay piece and first time sewing a design together so we were both excited to be working on this, I had picked out several photos of mask inspiration ideas I had an William came up with a foam layout of how the mask would work, and kept me up to date on the progress. In the early stages he sent me photos of the foam layout we weren’t sure about the nose piece as the original layout had more than one piece coming together in that section and after a few tweaks the mask was perfect, the next step was paint. I let him know I wanted the mask to be gold and black because I like how her newer mask looks black in certain lighting (it is a dark green) and I thought the two colors would be easiest to work with outfit wise, the originally paint job looked like the one he is currently selling on his website but I had him change some of the gold along the wings to black and I can honestly say I am beyond happy with this mask I was very excited to try it on for the first time. Some masks don’t fit well on me because I’ve been told I have a tiny forehead(two fingers in height) and I also have high /wide cheek bones which sit uncomfortably in some masks so I was nervous but this mask fits perfectly. The masks is light weight but pretty sturdy and it has a strap that runs from the top of the back of my head down to meet with a strap that goes around the base of my skull which fits comfortably and keeps the mask in place (As a side note it was quite difficult trying to take selfies with this mask on!).





The mask is extremely well made there isn't a piece of leather or a stitch out of place, I can find nothing wrong with this mask and I have nothing but good things to say about it. The mask took 50% less time than I thought it would to create a layout, create the mask and then paint, I honestly thought it would take closer to the two month mark to complete since he was working on other orders and getting ready for a art show at the same time but he go everything finished quickly, I am very impressed with his dedication to his work and to his customers. Shipping went perfectly and the mask arrived without any issues, the mask also arrived with some yellow and orange tissue paper to help keep it safe but my kids ran off with them before I had a chance to get a photo of it plus I was overly excited to get to try my mask on. There was a lot of love and attention to detail that went into this mask and it shows with the beautiful craftsman ship you can see while looking at the mask, his beautiful wife is also a big help when it comes to packaging and mailing things out so I want to include a thank you to her as well you both make an amazing team. William sells a large assortment of leather masks from half masks to full face masks and he even has a mask that covers the whole top of your head now, he also sells statues and metal sculptures!



Prize Alert: 
One lucky winner is going to receive a 5 piece bullet ornament (.223) pack(valued at $20) and a brass patina metal masks (valued at $42.50) which are both shown above.

This is open to US Residents only!  Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!

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 Giveaway entry question: What is another product you love or would like to own from the William W. Rockwell website?


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32 comments:

  1. I like the grabber metal sculpture

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  2. I would love the Geometric Grizzly Bear Leather Mask for Masquerades Halloween or Cosplay Costume!

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  3. The 'Skeleton Handmade Genuine Leather Mask in White for Masquerades Halloween or Cosplay Costumes- Bonehead' is really awesome!

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  4. Would love any of the animal masks!

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  5. I really like the horned owl mask.

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  6. I like the Black Raven Mask!

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  7. The Tree Mask would be the base for a unique costume.

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  8. i love the Black Raven Handmade Genuine Leather Mask

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  9. I like the Tree and Nature Handmade Genuine Leather Mask

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  10. I like the brain mask. Not for the reason you think. It reminds me of an old school hockey goalie mask.

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  11. I love the tree and nature mask. I'm so in love with these masks now @.@

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  12. Dragon Handmade Genuine Leather Mask is so cool

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  13. I like the Dragon Handmade Genuine Leather Mask

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  14. I loved the Pink Ninja Girl Punching Cake Topper Polymer Clay Figurine. My niece would love this!

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  15. Really liked the Handmade Genuine Leather Mask in Skin Tone for Masquerades Halloween or Cosplay Costume - Burned and Torn.

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  16. Black raven mask is pretty cool

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  17. I would also like to own the Wolf Handmade Genuine Leather Mask for Masquerades Halloween or Cosplay Costume - The Mangy Wolf.

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  18. The Black Raven mask looks incredibly cool!

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  19. The horned owl and panda masks are my favorite.

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  20. The black raven mask and horned owl are pretty awesome.

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  21. All the masks are incredible, however, I like the Winged Helmet Genuine Leather Mask for Masquerades Cosplay or Halloween Costumes best.

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  22. I love the Black Raven Handmade Genuine Leather Mask

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  23. These are amazing! I really like the Music Themed Handmade Genuine Leather Mask.

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  24. I like the Tree and Nature Handmade Genuine Leather Mask for Masquerades Halloween or Cosplay Costume - Strong Rooted.

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  25. I think that the Asian Dragon Handmade Genuine Leather Mask in Black and Red for Masquerades Halloween or Cosplay Costume is so cool!

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  26. I would love the Sea Creature Welded Metal Art Sculpture

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