For sale is a mask with a likeness of Guy Fawkes worn by the group known as Anonymous. Also seen in V for Vendetta.
This item will be raw and unfinished. It is up to the customer to finish the suit by sanding, prepping, and painting. All post-processing will be completed by the customer. This provides complete customization.
Payment installments are available if necessary. Full payment is due upon final delivery. More info below.
"Over the past decade, dissidents across the globe have appropriated the visage of Guy Fawkes, the infamous insurgent who tried to blow up the British Parliament in 1605, warping the once-reviled fringe rebel into a widespread symbol of resistance.
The iconic version of the Guy Fawkes mask owes its popularity to the graphic novel and film V for Vendetta, which centers on a vigilante's efforts to destroy an authoritarian government in a dystopian future United Kingdom. Although he didn't predict the mask's role in popular protest, David Lloyd, the artist who illustrated the comic, told The New York Times, "It's a great symbol of protest for anyone who sees tyranny."
Before V for Vendetta (which was published in serial form throughout the 1980s before being made into a 2005 film), Guy Fawkes costumes and effigies were only popular in the U.K. on Halloween and Guy Fawkes Day, a November 5 celebration that, by the 20th century, had been largely divorced from Fawkes' violent plot.
But as you've likely noticed, over the past few years the stylized mask has evolved into a global symbol of dissent, employed by everyone from shadowy computer hackers to Turkish airline workers. And although the masks are often used in anti-establishment demonstrations, one of the largest media corporations in the country gains the most from the masks' rising popularity. Time Warner owns the rights to the image, and at over 100,000 masks a year, it is by far the company's best-selling facial costume.
Here, a brief history of the mask's unlikely rise:
The hacktivist collective Anonymous popularized these masks in 2008 when it launched Project Chanology, a movement targeting the Church of Scientology after the church tried to censor an interview with Tom Cruise on the web. Members of the collective agreed to come out from behind their computer screens to protest the Church of Scientology, but needed a way to conceal their identities. The Guy Fawkes mask was their chosen disguise. Although the collective has never officially stated the reasoning behind this choice, it's likely an homage to an eerie scene in V for Vendetta in which a group of masked protesters marches on the British Parliament. When asked why the mask was selected, one protester told The Boston Globe, "I can't say, not having contact with the inner circle — wherever they are, but I can say the image of people marching towards Parliament in the spirit of protest, that wall of masks, had a certain resonance amongst those who held negative feelings about organizations such as Scientology but also towards the government." The project grew into a national movement with demonstrations in Florida, Michigan, Boston, and Los Angeles. Since then, the masks have become a go-to symbol of the collective and anti-establishment movements worldwide.
After Anonymous' first major political demonstration in 2008, the collective began cleverly aligning itself with a variety of anti-establishment movements from Occupy Wall Street to the Arab Spring. It is, in part, due to these loose affiliations that the adopted emblem of one movement evolved into a global symbol of resistance."
Guy Fawkes (Anonymous) - Mask
These are 3D printed. This means that during the printing process, there is a possibility of small imperfections.
THIS IS NOT A WEAPON. This is for novelty use only. It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure owning this prop made from PLA plastic is legal in their local area.
All items are unfinished. This means that upon delivery, items purchased will still need to be prepped, primed, painted, and finished by the customer. Due to other obligations, Rhally Designs is not capable of finishing these projects. If there are special circumstances where there is a need for the item to be finished please feel free to reach out and we will do the best we can to work with you. Please visit the Post-Processing page on our website for a detailed description of how to complete these amazing props.
Returns and Deposits
Returns are authorized but are subject to a 20% restocking fee. All remaining funds from the transaction will be deposited back to you within 3 business days of a request's approval. Times may vary depending on your personal banks policies and procedures.
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This is not an officially licensed product and is only considered "fan art" protected under Fair Use as I am not profiting from the item in a commercial way, I am only being paid for my services for assembling and printing/painting the item.