Man has worn masks since the beginning of time. During the Stone Age, the earliest man donned a hunting mask in order to offer up a rudimentary disguise while he was stalking his prey. The Ancient Egyptians are infamous for the death masks they created, which were fashioned, stylized masks with basic features of the deceased painted on the outside of them. The Ancient Greeks used masks in their theatrical productions in order to enlarge the actor’s features and enhance stage presence. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance periods, masks were also used to add to the mystery of characters being portrayed in plays. Devils, demons, dragons and other frightful characters were all easily brought to life by using masks. Throughout history, masks have also been worn for various festivals as well as being an integral part of a wide variety of cultural celebrations such as fertility rites or other various celebrations.
Masks today are commonly used as a means of getting into the essentials of a character quickly and easily. There is no easier way of disguise and the transformation made by using a mask is amazingly complete! If you are looking for an easy way to become “something else” without the hassle of makeup or a lot of costume accessories, then a mask is a great option for you to look into.
Our “New for 2013” mask collection has some new and fabulous characterizations in it that you are going to get really excited about. Some of these looks are pretty scary and frightening, others are totally cool, and others are just plain ridiculous. The best part of using a mask, however, is how realistic and detailed they are with little or no effort on your part. Just put the mask on, and you are done. Some of our new masks for 2013 include some pretty gnarly scary clown looks, decomposing zombie masks, a Big Foot mask and several new and exciting superhero masks. If you are looking for the coolest mask ever to complete your costume look, you will not want to miss out on what’s in this fabulous “New For 2013” mask collection!