Top 10 Halloween Masks for Masquerading

29 Sep 2019

Halloween Masks

2019 Top 10 Halloween Masks for Masquerading

With the kids back at school and only a month away from Halloween we thought it was a good idea to update our Halloween Costume Ideas, where, last year we picked character that you could emulate such as The Devil, Pennywise from Stephen King’s It, The Joker from Batman, Michael Myers from John Carpenter’s Halloween and Norman Bates’ Mother from Psycho, along with mentions of Phantom of the Opera, Plague Doctor, Day of the Dead and Vendetta Masks

This year we are looking at our top 10 choice of masks for your Halloween masquerade ball

Halloween mask Phantom of the opera

Phantom of the Opera Mask

Straight out of Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical by the same name, these masks, also known as Fantasma, come in a variety of materials and designs. The defining feature of Phantom, or Fantasma, masks are they cover half the face, originating from the movie where Erik’s face has a birth deformity. If you want a simple Halloween masquerade outfit, then this mask fits the bill


Halloween mask skull

Skull or Skeleton Masks

Masks that cover the forehead and cheeks, with large eye sockets the mask finishes at the top of the mouth with sculptured upper teeth. The Teschio, Italian for Skull, is a menacing looking mask that has a scary look, you won’t need any other Halloween costume for your horror night.

If you want to go one stage further then use stage make up on your lower jaw to give you the iconic moving jaw mask


Halloween mask devil

Devil Masks

We all have a little bit of the devil in us, so what better way to bring this out than with a Devil mask. Diavolo or Demone in Italian, the classic idea of a devil is a person with horns. If you want to masquerade as the Devil then choose from our comfortable black leather Devil mask for a man or the leather Fenice mask for the ladies. For something more sophisticated choose the filigree metal Vampiro, Italian for Vampire, available in a budget or luxury version. These masks can be worn at an upmarket Halloween masquerade ball or with a cape or cloak for your outdoor Halloween fancy dress party round the bonfire


Halloween mask day of the dead

Day of the Dead Masks

The day of the Souls, is an annual Mexican celebration, for remembering our loved ones who have passed over, known as the DÍa de Muertos festival.

The Day of the Dead festival is not the Mexican equivalent of our Halloween. Although it takes place around Halloween, on 1st and 2nd November, which is All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on the Catholic calendar, it is held to keep alive the memory and spirit

Just like Halloween, the Day of the Dead festival is a social celebration where dressing up is all part of the fun. Pair these Day of the Dead masks with a suit or fancy dress. Choose from a skull mask, the male of female full face masks or the half face Colombina mask

Halloween mask Dark night

Dark Night Masks

Halloween is a dark night of terror and mischief and these masks, all with the signature bat eyes, say just that. Notte Oscura, Italian for dark night, are the perfect Halloween mask for your masquerade event. Choose from half face, full face, cat or the popular Bauta

Halloween mask clown

Clown Masks

The scary clown is well known in many Halloween films, lurking in the background waiting to pounce. Some of you may know the Clown face girl from The Purge movies, but all of you will have heard of Pierrot.

A stock Venetian character from the Commedia Dell Arte, Pierrot was a sad clown. He was in love with the beautiful Columbine, who broke his heart, by leaving him for Harlequin

Halloween mask anonymous guy fawkes vendetta

Guy Fawkes Masks

This mask has several names, Guy Fawkes mask, Anonymous mask, or Vendetta mask, all synonymous with demonstrations and protesters

Guy Fawkes, who was the most famous member of the Gunpowder plot, attempted to blow up the House of Lords on 5th November 1605. In current times this mask has been used to cover the face of protesters, usually against the establishment, making them anonymous

Also known as the Vendetta mask made famous by V, the revolutionary leader in the comic book series V for Vendetta

Halloween mask black cat

Cat Masks

In the Middle Ages it is thought that witches would disguise themselves as black cats, leading to cats being associated with witchcraft. Cloaked in superstition the cat has now become a popular option for Halloween fancy dress masquerade event

Bat Masks 

Halloween mask bat Pipistrello

Halloween is synonymous with haunted houses and the trade mark bat hanging in the corner. These Pipistrello, Italian for Bat, masks are made from filigree metal, laser cut for easy wearing at your Halloween masquerade party. Don’t forget our Dark Night masks which, although not bat shaped, are decorated with bats around the eyes

Halloween mask spider Ragnatela

Spider Masks

Halloween haunted houses are full of spider webs. Found in dark corners where it is thought the ghosts can be found lurking. The Ragnatela, Italian for Spider, masks are laser cut fine metal in a lace effect, mimicking the spiders web

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By: Tracy Chandler

Tracy has been in the masquerade industry for over 15 years.

As an expert crafter, she spends her time sourcing, and buying, Posh Masks designs from the Venetian artisans in Venice, along with researching, and compiling, news, views, ideas, and advice on Venetian mask history and design, the modern day masquerade party and the fancy dress world of Cosplay

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