My older boy wanted to be a Venetian plague doctor for Halloween (basically a 17th/18th century hazmat suite, in which the beak was full of herbs etc):
So I spent several hours this past week beak making. I feel that if I were to make two or three more beaks, I'd master beak-making, but at least I produced something adequate, though not nearly as finely wrought as I would have liked:
Unfortunately there seems to be a cartoon show about spies in which there's a character who looks a lot like this,
and that's what quite a few kids at school thought he was.