Masks

A masquerade ball is a glamorous and mysterious event. The first masquerade balls took place in the 15th century and are associated with carnivals and celebrations of medieval court life. They made a return to popularity in North America during the 1990's, although they are a less formal event these days. Of course now the masked ball tradition is all but extinct, but the love of masks lives on, particularly in Halloween tradition. If you believe a mask will finish off your costume, don’t worry for a second because we have an awesome range. From elegant Venetian masks that would look gorgeous at a masquerade, to scary full face masks that will haunt your nightmares, these masks are perfect for you.

Masks

A masquerade ball is a glamorous and mysterious event. The first masquerade balls took place in the 15th century and are associated with carnivals and celebrations of medieval court life. They made a return to popularity in North America during the 1990's, although they are a less formal event these days. Of course now the masked ball tradition is all but extinct, but the love of masks lives on, particularly in Halloween tradition. If you believe a mask will finish off your costume, don’t worry for a second because we have an awesome range. From elegant Venetian masks that would look gorgeous at a masquerade, to scary full face masks that will haunt your nightmares, these masks are perfect for you.

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Kids Masks for Halloween

Darth Vader. Zorro. The Dread Pirate Roberts. Ghostface from Scream. Michael Myers from Halloween. The Lone Ranger. Hannibal Lecter. Some of the most beloved - and feared - characters of our time have worn masks. A mask is the perfect way to completely transform into someone else for some spook-tacular Halloween fun.


 Superheroes: Every kid loves superheroes. From Catwoman to Spider-Man, there’s a masked marauder or caped crusader for every child. Marvel characters have been “super” lately, with Avengers: Endgame topping the box office. Assemble your team of Avengers by rounding up the neighborhood kids for some Halloween fun. Captain Marvel, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther, Wolverine and Deadpool are all great costumes with masks to match. If your super kid is more into DC Comics, we recommend the classics, like Batman and Robin. After all, when you’re a superhero, it’s necessary to conceal your identity! Star Wars. So many Star Wars costumes include spot-on masks, like Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, C-3PO, R2D2 and Chewbacca. No matter what your child is interested in, we carry all of the boy’s costumes and girl’s costumes you need to make their next Halloween a scream.

Adult Masks for Halloween

Whoever says Halloween is just for kids is dreaming. If anything, Halloween is the perfect time for adults to get dressed up and act like kids again. Besides, there are so many more costume ideas for adults than there are for kids. Adults can, of course, wear all of the costumes and masks we’ve mentioned above; Darth Vader, Catwoman and Captain America know no age. But adults can go the extra mile and don super-scary zombie masks, terrifying clown masks, Michael Myers masks, Freddy Kruger masks - the possibilities are endless. They’re perfect for scaring your husband, wife and friends at your next big Halloween bash.


Masquerades are also popular themes for fancy dinner parties and gala events. Whether it’s a lacy eye mask or a full, Venetian-style carnival mask, there are lots of different options that suit everybody. Or, go for something completely unconventional! You’re guaranteed to see at least one Batman, Iron Man or Ghostface this Halloween. Create a costume and a mask that no one has seen before. Use felt to create a Grumpy Cat mask (R.I.P.), use a simple black eye mask and dress as a burglar, or invent your own wacky character that no one has ever heard about. On Halloween, anything goes.

Masks Ideas and Tips

A masquerade ball is a glamorous and mysterious event that first appeared in the 15th century. Oh how these events have grown and sparked a revolution of masks and other accessories. While the masked ball tradition is all but extinct, the love of masks lives on, particularly in Halloween tradition. If you believe a mask will finish off your costume, don’t worry for a second because we have an awesome variety of masks for every theme of costume! 


From elegant Venetian masks that would look gorgeous at a masquerade, to scary full face masks that will haunt your nightmares, you will certainly find the mask that is perfect for you and your next costume. Need a mask to make your movie themed costume stand out? we have masks from all kinds of movies and comics such as our Batman themed masks and even our Steven King themed masks. finish off your next costume with a bang and one of our various themed masks.

History of Masks

The use of masks goes back to ancient times. Whether they were used in ritual ceremonies, while hunting, or during wars, they have played a constant role in societies around the world. It is difficult to deduce where and when masks first came about, but it is thought that they were first introduced thousands of years ago as a symbol of authority. According to one source, the oldest masks ever discovered are 9,000 years old, though it is believed that the practice of making masks could go back as many as 40,000 years, and these older versions did not stand the test of time. A variety of ancient cultures used masks in myriad ways: the cult of Shiva, a god appears wearing a horned mask. Ancient Greeks often wore masks during bacchanalia and in the Dionysus cult. Ancient Romans often created death masks after noteworthy citizens died. While the Black Death made its way around Europe, doctors often wore half-masks that covered their eyes and featured long, beak-like noses that protected them from being infected by the disease, which was thought to be airborne.


In more modern times, masks have been used during performances to help actors better express emotions. This is particularly noteworthy of the ancient Greek plays, which were performed in large theaters. Because not everyone could see and hear the actors, masks like the juxtaposed Comedy and Tragedy helped better convey their messages. Masks are still used today in many stage performances (like the Phantom of the Opera), television shows and movies, but for the everyday person, they are perhaps most commonly worn at Halloween and to costume parties.  

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