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Halloween Masks - Good or Bad?

Aug 27, 2008
When you walk up and down the aisles of Halloween costumes, you're bound to see a number of masks. Masks are as instrumental in the holiday as candy or pumpkins, but not everyone likes to use them. There are both pros and cons to using Halloween masks, so consider carefully before you plan your next costume.

Better than anything else, a mask hides who you are. But whether that's important is up to you. Some masks hide your face and head. Others cover only a part of your face. But wearing any mask makes it tricky to identify you. Face paints can disguise you but not as well as a mask.

Another good point about masks is that they are easy to use. Painting your face takes some amount of skill and you have to touch up during the night in some cases. Masks just need to be put on, and you're ready to go. Even if you wear nothing else, you can simply put on a black outfit and a mask and your costume is set. Because of this, masks can easily be the least expensive costume you can buy.

But then there are some problems with masks. If you don't wear a mask properly they can be dangerous. Make sure you can breath properly and that you can see out the eye holes. Test out the mask to check it's safe. And just to keep safe, take it off when you drive.

Another disadvantage of masks is that they can be rather hot. If you'll be outside and you live in a colder environment, the heat of the mask may not be an issue to you, but if you'll be attending a party where you expect to be crowded into an area with lots of other people, wearing a hot mask can be uncomfortable. Make sure that you don't overheat, removing your mask from time to time when you need to get some fresh air, and always drink plenty of water. In this respect, face painting or not covering your face at all can be a huge advantage.

Lastly, masks can be expensive. Although buying just a mask is a cheap kind of Halloween costume, some of the more detailed masks can be pricey. Remember also that you can make great Halloween costumes for free from your own closet. If you want to wear a Halloween mask, make sure that you budget for his additional cost.

Mask aren't for everyone. You may find a great mask but if you're concerned about safety or comfort wear it only for brief amounts of time. Remember, spooky masks make great decorations too. Halloween masks are fun but remember to be safe.
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