The Halloween mask is a huge part of many costumes and masks have been worn throughout the ages for centuries and for a variety of different reasons. When worn for Halloween they help to disguise the person making it literally impossible to tell who is behind the mask and this makes dressing up even more fun and exciting.
Halloween masks have both good and bad points. Knowing what the benefits and the disadvantages are to wearing masks can help you decide if it’s the right choice for you or your kids. There are different types of Halloween mask available. Some of them cover the entire head while others cover the whole face but not the rest of your head. Some are designed to just go around the eyes to add a dramatic effect to the costume you’re wearing.
The ones that cover the face can make it very difficult for someone else to recognize you. The ones that cover the entire head can make it almost impossible especially if you have a full body suit to go with it. Another advantage to Halloween masks is that they are simple and fast to use. All you have to do is slip then over your head when you need to complete the disguise and you’re ready to go.
Halloween masks also come in a variety of prices ranging from the very cheap to the expensive so they fit almost any budget. Since they range from the very simple to the extremely elaborate there is also something available to suit most anyone’s taste.
With all the benefits Halloween masks have to offer there are still some disadvantages too. One of the main things to be aware of is that masks can be dangerous if not worn correctly. Halloween mask have been known to cause suffocation. For most adults this wouldn’t be a problem because you can always remove the mask if you start having problems but for children, it’s a real danger. They may not realize that it’s the mask obstructing their breathing.
Another real problem is that mask can interfere with your vision. This can cause you to trip over obstacles and children have been known to walk out in front of cars because they didn’t see them coming. Therefore, it’s vital that you make sure the mask is the right size and that it’s being worn correctly and does not block your view.
Certain types of masks can be incredibly hot making you very uncomfortable so this is something else that you need to take into consideration before deciding to wear a Halloween mask. Any mask that is worn by children should have several holes for ventilation because if not, carbon dioxide can build up within the mask and cause the child to pass out due to lack of oxygen.
The Halloween mask is a great way to enhance any costume but before you buy, consider both the good and bad points associated with wearing one. You have to be the one to make the decision as to whether or not it’s right for you or your child. When you have children wearing mask be sure and ask them how they feel when wearing it, can they see well and if they’re too hot with it on. This will help you determine if it’s safe for them to wear the mask when trick-or-treating.