…but will it help you stare down a glowing, blue god?
Oh my God! Apparently there are at least a couple people who’ve assembled ink blot shifting masks that actually work, using thermochromic ink, and posted the end product on youtube. Embedded here are a couple of the better ones.
While the Watchmen movie didn’t exactly explain Rorschach’s mask, in the comic we learn that Dr. Manhattan’s ability to synthesize new compounds results in all kinds of commercial applications and technological advances: from electric cars with superior batteries, to latex-based fabrics that contain constantly-shifting colored liquids.
The thermochromic ink used in these masks isn’t cheap or readily available (found it for sale here: $45 for 25 grams), but imagine the terror you could strike on the streets of San Diego this July.