When it comes to masks, majority of these are made of either silicone or latex. What is the difference between these two? Without a doubt, silicone masks are certainly more realistic than latex masks, but the downside to purchasing or renting these is that they are also on the more expensive side of the spectrum, price tag-wise. But what exactly is a latex mask? A latex mask essentially pertains to a enclosure or a disguise that covers one’s entire head area. Sometimes, it goes all the way down to the neck, touching the shoulders. Generally speaking, latex masks are worn by people for costume parties, theme celebrations, theatrical productions, or most popular of all, during the Halloween season. Sadly, latex masks have also been used by people who are mentally unstable in order to carry out deplorable acts or in some cases, simply to play harmless pranks on their peers. Latex masks are usually made of natural latex rubber. However, some latex masks also incorporate materials such as vinyl, foam latex, or silicone rubber. Historically, latex masks were used for special effects purposes in the arenas of film and theatre.
Yes, that time of year has come around once more and we definitely are not talking about Christmas. Halloween, the creepiest, craziest, most chilling time of the year is finally upon us once more… which only means one thing: it is time to bust out the most creative, most unique, and of course, the scariest masks that are available out there.
If you are not sure about where to start or what theme you would like to go with, why not live up to the spirit of the season and choose something that is going to make the hair of all your friends stand up on end for days? For this time of the year, goosebumps are the ultimate goal. With this in mind, let us head to the movies for inspiration. Without further ado, here are our personal picks for the top 10 most popular movie masks for Halloween. Let us get started:
Animal masks that are made from rubber latex often make for an impressive yet easy-to-assemble and relatively affordable costume. With just one costume piece (the mask), the end result is a disguise that will undoubtedly impress whether you find yourself at a festival or a Halloween party. Although there appears to be limited offerings of high quality animal masks on the market, there are some that definitely stand out in the mix. Having said that, the aim of this post is to show you our top 10 best animal masks. Without further ado, here goes:
Quite frequently, someone inside the huge music business comes up with the idea of putting a news artist in a new and unique outfit, so that the consumer will not be having difficulties remembering the up and coming star. A popular way of doing so is putting an animal mask on the head of the performer. In the past, this worked quite well with Peter Fox (chimp mask) or Cro (panda mask), both by now well known artists in Germany. Presently, it looks like it may work as well with an artist going under the name ‘Ingo ohne Flamingo’. Besides wearing a quite inelegant suit with flamingo prints an eye-catching, very yellow duck mask defines the outfit he chose to wear while performing.
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Some cineasts might have asked themselves, how the professional make-up artists from hollywood are able to change a face to an extend, that one is not able anymore to recognize the person behind the mask. This realistic masking is usually achieved with special latex parts, which are custom made for the actors. This whole procedure is very time consuming and laborious, with the makeup artist often working several hours to complete a realistic disguise. This special latex applications are usually only usuable once and has to be made for each and every day of shooting.