One of the advantages of being a kid is that they get to behave like, well, kids all year round. We adults don’t really have that luxury, but there is that one special day in the year when we can shrug of the shackles of responsibility and behave like a complete fool for a few hours. Halloween allows us the opportunity to be someone different for a little while, and even though a great costume can transform us into a different character, we can only truly escape when our face is covered with a Halloween mask.Some folks resort to using make-up to get the desired effect, and that can be great when done properly, but it’s also a time consuming task that eats up a whole bunch of your fun time. The easiest way to really get into character, and hide your true identity in the process, is to don a halloween mask. This is a great way to create a bit of mystery, or just to complete a costume where a mask is required. If you think back on movie characters that have graced the silver screen over the years, you can literally think of dozens who have worn a mask. All the way back to the Phantom of the Opera, up to the modern version of Batman, or even something as simple as Zorro; all masked men, everyone memorable.
It’s not everyone that likes to have their face buried under a full latex mask, and for those folks it might be a good idea to opt for the half mask where only the yes are covered, or maybe just a cheaper version that has a piece of elastic that fits round the back of the head and holds it in place. Those are passable for some costumes, but then there are those that require a halloween mask that will make an impact, and even though they tend to run on the expensive side, they will definitely help you make a splash at any Halloween party.
The Halloween masks I’m talking about are the incredibly detailed latex masks that can either be molded to look like a wild-eyed creature of the night, or even to look like your favorite celebrity or political figure. These masks have become so realistic, it can cause a little flutter of the heart when you see someone on the street approaching while they wear one, especially if it isn’t Halloween. There are even halloween masks that have hair that looks so real, you’d swear the beast that it belonged to must have been skinned alive so that the current owner could add a little flash to their costume.
Whether it’s add an extra touch of reality to a get up, or simply wanting something to hide behind so that you can behave in a manner that is completely out of character, a mask provides the perfect way to do both. Just don’t forget to take it off when you are heading home the morning after the party, as you don’t want to give someone the scare of their life.