ABOUT


Who I am

As a little girl, I (Ilse ten Broeke) often found myself in my own magical fantasy world. I made dolls out of socks and pretended they were real fairies and believed that friendly gnomes lived in the forest I often went to as a kid. I have made complete cardboard houses just in case one of them got lost and found it's way to our house. I even wanted to become a mermaid!
Unfortunatally I didn't become a mermaid but I didn't give up dreaming. 
With my imaginative mind I have been creating and working with my hands ever since I was a little girl. Sculpting, drawing, painting. With much support from friends and family Maskarada - Masks & More was born. Now I can still dream about magical things and be creative!


 What I Do

Maskarada - Masks & More makes wearable masks, horns and accesories. All my items are hand made and therefore unique. I do not use casting molds but sculpt every items by hand with the same love and attention. What makes it extra special to wear them. 


My work can be used for different purposes: 

- Film and theater 
In the past I have been approached to make items for film/video/theater.
Are you a performer or filmmaker? Please feel free to contact me to see if I can contribute to your project.

- Photo Shoots 
When you are missing that one element in the picture, I give you the opportunity to fill this void.

- Costume addition 
Have you been to a fantasy fair? Then you have probably already seen all these beautiful costumes.
Let me help you, making your costume complete!

- Art
You do not have to wear my work. You can also display it as an art piece!
I have exhibited my work at several exhibitions since 2013. 



Commissions

Whether it's a mask, a set of horns or perhaps a crown I would love to help you realize your ideas.

If you would like to see if I can make your Maskarada dream come true , please fill out the contact form on 
the contact page. Let me know what you are looking for and I will get back to you as soon as possible..

* One important note, I can't replicate excisting designs. I can re-create previously created designs for you, but because I do not use molds while making my items there will always be small visible differences.

General Terms and Conditions

Before ordering please make sure you read these GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS!



FAQ

Q: What's a Maskarada item made of?
A: Well, in fact I use different materials for different items. For example, some horns have a plastic core to give it more strength and is built up with a lightweight clay. 

Q: I'm a model / photographer / stylist / performer, can we work together?
A: I'm limited available for this, but you can always ask! Please contact me with all info and links to portfolio and I'll let you know. I'm unfortunately not available for sponsoring.  

Q: Is there a possibility to attend a workshop given by you?
A: I feel very honored when such questions appear in my mailbox. Unfortunately I currently don't have the space or resources to give workshops. 

Q: Can I use Maskarada - Masks & More material for own use?
A: Maskarada - Masks & More makes original designs, which are the intellectual property of Ilse ten Broeke, owner and artist of Maskarada - Masks & More. It is not allowed to copy the designs of Maskarada - Masks & More or use  ©Maskarada images for own commercial or promotional use whithout permission. 

It is allowed to use the items of Maskarada - Masks & More in a photoshoot or other promotional materials when it's goal isn't to make any profit out of it, as long as nowhere is suggested that the deigns belong to someone other than Maskarada - Masks & More, Ilse ten Broeke.

Q: How long will a requested commission take for you to make?
A: I've had a few customers in the past who didn't really understand that creating art is a delicate thing. If you ask me to make you a mask, crown or set of horns for example, don't expect it to be finished in a few days.
Please know that an artist has to get the right vibes in order to make your request magnificent. I will always keep you updated on the progress and with a little patience you will recieve an unique Maskarada item that's made with much love and care.

Q: Are your items fragile?
A: All Maskarada items are made from strong materials and provided with a layer of varnish. 
My items will easily survive a downpour, but I highly recommend NOT to immerse Maskarada items in water. (To clean them or do a underwater photoshoot with.) 
Maskarada items are pretty firm, but this does not mean that they are unbreakable. So please love your item and handle them with care.