Everyone needs support, even dummies. No, that's not what this is about. I made a dummy lion mask. This accomplishes two things: One, it gives me an opportunity to try out the lion mold. And two, I need a support for the final mask while it is still soft and being worked on. As you can see in the photo, the mask does not pop out of the mold to perfection. It doesn't help when you drop it (see the dent above the right eye). The final mask will need to be tweaked a little. The faux ivory mask will need support when it comes out of the mold and that little mound in the photo should be a perfect fit. It was made from the inside of the dummy mask and then slightly reshaped and smoothed out.