As part of our Character Mask range, we stock the iconic Guy Fawkes mask, also well known for appearing in the 2006 film V for Vendetta. This is a full-faced mask that offers the wearer complete anonymity, hence its association with activist group, Anonymous.
As one of the most well-known characters of the “Gunpowder Plot”, effigies of Guy Fawkes have long been burned on fires as part of Bonfire Night celebrations on the 5th November. This often includes people adorning their effigy with the Guido Fawkes mask for an authentic look.
The Guy Fawkes legend is also the basis for the main character in the V for Vendetta comic book series, where he is depicted wearing this style of mask with a long black cape and tricorn hat. Since the release of V for Vendetta as a film in 2006, this mask has also become a common sight for groups with a shared cause demonstrating or protesting against politicians or institutions. Thus, the design is also now seen as the ‘Anonymous mask’.
The Guy Fawkes mask features a white painted face with moustache and pointed beard that is ideal for concealing your identity, so whether you’re heading to a fancy dress party, a political protest or even a masked ball, you can assume the persona of Guy Fawkes and empower the masses.
With Just Posh Masks, you’ll always find high quality Venetian character masks that will give you an authentic style and wearer comfort, whatever the occasion.