The Male Human mask was designed and sculpted in the Kallini Puppets workshop by Oliver. You can
find a little more information on this process on the about us page…
Oliver designed this mask to look rather masculine, with thin lips and a strong jaw. Worn by any
gender, this is really effective. You will see people laughing even before anything is said.
It is strong, yet light weight and is operated with a meter long cable and lever. Over the years, we
have found that the cable and lever method of operation is utterly reliable and provides instant
feedback to the user. It gives a good ‘feel’ when performing.
The mask is held to the volunteers face with elastic straps that are designed to be comfortable yet
provide the necessary support as the mouth opens and closes. The straps fit over and behind the
volunteer's head, and are attached using Velcro.
The inside is fully lined with foam and felt for a comfortable fit. Across where the volunteer's mouth
will be, there is a leather style piece that can be ‘baby wiped’ clean for extra hygiene.
Every aspect of the mask is hand painted in our workshop. The skin tone is built up with no less than
four coats of acrylic paint. The teeth, gums and lips all hand painted.
The Male Human Ventriloquist Mask has been sold in over 35 countries, and is used by professional
ventriloquists and stage performers. This high quality mask is also used by people wanting to do
something memorable; such as for best man’s speeches, special birthday celebrations, by training
companies, and in schools, and by some, job leaving speeches. A perfect prop to add some comedy!