Masquerade Masks – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Masquerade Masks Oopsies

No doubt, it’s a culture shock to suddenly have to select a Masquerade Mask.

Masquerade Parties are sometimes sprung on lucky guests at the last minute and with no previous experience in selecting a mask – one could find it challenging?

Since the GFC there are fewer shops retailing masks and therefore less opportunity to try them on. The shops that do carry masks, mostly offer a small range, Chinese Masks and very few authentic Venetian Masks.

If your event is casual and playful, you may get away with a Chinese Mask – but you still want to look good, Right?

When selecting please consider the following traps


Over sized Masks, can make the most beautiful face look ridiculous.

Mask makers may be motivated by wanting a larger canvas to showcase their work. Or perhaps…. they just missed the class about balance, poise, proportion and the bit about “less is more”.

If you are small framed or petite, you need to consider each mask’s proportion carefully.

You should wear the mask, not the mask wear you.

Too Much Going On & Misplaced Features

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