Based on the sheer number of websites where one can purchase masks for masquerade balls, it is clear that masquerade balls are certainly on an uptrend. There is a great variety of masks to be found online nowadays. Depending on personal taste and how well it complements the costume, a mask can make or break the visual impact of a masquerade costume or an elegant outfit. In a masquerade ball, the mask is the single, most important piece of accessory that ball attendees can and will never do without. That is the reason why there are entire companies of mask-makers devoted to the craft. They are there to please the customers by providing masks for masquerade balls with many varieties.
The objective of the masquerade ball is to provide mystery and magic in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. It is those fabulous masks that fulfill this objective. Depending on the finish, materials, and color, a mask puts the final touch to a beautiful outfit that lends it personality and character. The most notable masks are handcrafted Venetian masks.
Most masks used at the Venetian Carnival were full masks intended for maximum coverage. This type of mask allows for a headdress that can be incorporated with it. However, those who choose to wear this type would need to sneak in food, drinks or sneak kisses in the shadows so as not to give their identities away too early in the party.
Currently, the most commonly seen sorts of masks for masquerade balls are half mask, full mask, head mask and mask on stick. The half mask is a kind of mask that goes over your eyes. It covers your forehead and nose secured to the face with ribbons. Most often, the lower part of the face and mouth is open. A head mask is used to cover the entire head. It is usually worn so as to show off more elaborate designs on the back of the mask. Usually this head mask has animal hair, feathers or fabric that intertwines with the wearer’s costume. Then there is the mask on a stick, whether full masks or half mask. These are mostly preferred by women who would rather preserve their make-up through the event without getting smudged. This is perfect for strolling in a Mardi Gras parade. It is also the mask of choice for those who want to see and be seen.
If you are creative, artistic, crafty, and have enough time, you can also make your own masks for masquerade balls you will be attending to be original. For those who are not, there are a lot of beautifully handcrafted masquerade ball masks that can be purchased online. This information should help you to choose the right one for you!
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