Last year the Ducks took part in Movember by growing moustaches to grow awareness for men’s health issues, even George Moustache….whoops I did it again, even George Parros shaved his and regrew it. Well, the Ducks will do that once again this year. Parros has recruited all of his fellow teammates to partake in the ritual, except one. That would be goalie Jonas Hiller.
Hiller has decided to pay homage to Movember by having a helmet designed with pictures of his teammates with fake moustaches drawn onto their faces on top of a plain white goalie mask. Justin Goldman of The Goalie Guild, the website that released the original photos, interviewed mask artist Alec Voggel of Airxess. Voggel had this to say on the mask:
“Airxess came up with the idea, as we needed a game-used Hiller mask that would later be for sale because of the big demand. Hiller came up with the Movember idea himself, so as always, he gave us the input, and I had to create the design. Besides the concept, the whole testing to place all the portraits on the mask (it’s not only done by airbrush) and the painting itself I have done, while Dan “The Man” gave the mask a nice flat finish and left some parts shiny.”
“I used the style of moustache seen on the Movember website, but in a completely different technique as other airbrushed masks out there. It must be visible that the moustaches are painted with an edding that people can see is added afterwards, just like the guys growing their own moustaches. Each player has a different look, as usual.”
I think this is a great idea. Maybe Hiller hates facial hair or maybe he knows he just can’t grow a decent moustache, but who cares, this is awesome. There has even been a portrait of Hiller with a fake moustache on the back of the mask. Now, I won’t judge Hiller on his fake moustache, but…….never mind. Now, I don’t think this mask is better than his stealth mask, but this is one of my personal favorite masks now.
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