Japanese Retailer and Fetish and Punk Accessory Designer Team up For Plague Doctor Mask Covers

Cosplay and photoshoots are some of those hobbies, and that’s why Japanese online retailer and general oddity shop have teamed up with a number of artistic creators for unique masks–the latest of which is a mask with attachable covering modeled after a plague doctor mask. Continue reading »

Mosaic Frescoes at Kievskaya Metro Station in Moscow Are Wearing Face Masks and Remind Us About Safety

Now everything follows to modern realities: work on the construction site, animal care and even dancing – only with face masks.

I believe, and hope this ‘new reality’ is not for a long time, but for now let’s take care of each other. Please wear face masks (or what you consider to be a mask) – this is how you take care of your health and everyone around you. Continue reading »

This Artist Continues to Craft A Creative Face Mask Every Day Of Self-Isolation

According to Matthias Kretschmer: “And the masquerade continues… I continue the mask project in the second lockdown. After the first corona mask project in the spring, I wanted to hang up the masks in the word’s truest sense. But during the second lockdown in Austria, the experiences in my own environment with the coronavirus and the events of the first days of November prompted and motivated me to continue the mask series. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Capture People Wearing Masks During the Great Smog in the 1950s


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In early December 1952, a thick layer of smog–a combination of cold weather, windless conditions, and sulfurous acidic smoke arising from the abundant use of coal–settled over the British capital. As London had already been infamous for its heavy fog, there was no panic. Continue reading »

This Instagram Account Is Posting The Most Ridiculous Coronavirus Masks Spotted On The Subway

Keeping the coronavirus at bay is the top and foremost priority these days. A face mask has been added to the “check before leaving” daily bundle next to keys, wallet, and phone, and as we’re on our way to the second wave, we’re kinda used to this whole thing. But some people are still getting creative with the most questionable face coverings that defy science, common sense, and simply aesthetics. Continue reading »

“There’s No Reason to Put It on The Wrong Place. Wear Your Mask Properly.”

Since the mandatory use of masks was implemented because of the pandemic, what is seen in Brazil is a total disregard for the law by a large part of the population. Continue reading »

NoseMask: Artist Designed a Mask for People Who Want to Stay Safe but Still Look Like They’re an Idiot

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Austin Wolf-Sothern is a comedian, actor, writer, and movie obsessive. Recently, he “designed a mask for people who want to stay safe but still look like they’re a fucking idiot.” Continue reading »

Filipino SFX Artist Wards Off Coronavirus with Authentic Horror Masks


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Filipino prosthetic makeup artist Rene Abelardo has used his artistic talent, normally reserved for special effects makeup on film and for TV productions, to create scary face masks to ward off coronavirus. Continue reading »

Actor Edmond Kok Crafts Masks Inspired by COVID-19 Pandemic & Hong Kong’s Political Problems


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In one of Edmond Kok’s creations, a 3D visualization of a spiky coronavirus burst out of a face mask. Another mask uses a plastic takeout container to remind people of the environmental cost of food deliveries. Continue reading »

Bare Gruesome Fangs And More With Japanese Designer’s Awesome Creature Masks

Talented special effects artist turned fashion designer MALICIOUS.X crafts incredibly stylish and sometimes horrifying accessories, but her awesome masks might be appreciated at no better time than now. Her series of pleat face masks includes a “creature face mask” that lets you bare your fangs and unleash your inner beast. By opening your “mouth” your can reveal a gaping maw of scary razor sharp teeth! Continue reading »

This Alien Face Mask Is Sure To Keep Covid At Bay

Leather craftsman ‘Pirate’s Leatherworks’ made this Facehugger face mask because it was only a matter of time and I’m surprised it took this long. Continue reading »

This Dad Is Going Viral For Matching His Face Masks With Ties Every Day And Here Are His Totally Cool Pandemic-Approved Fashion Looks

The rule of thumb says that dads’ sense of fashion moves in mysterious ways. Socks and sandals combined with lightyears-old cargo shorts—we know it’s your fave and everyone wears it too, but that doesn’t mean it looks good. And due to the pandemic, dad’s wardrobe department has been undergoing even more severe maintenance. Continue reading »

Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles, This Expandable, Reusable Face Mask Adjusts To All Face Shapes And Sizes

The BETA(MSK) is a non-medical, reusable face covering for adults. The BETA(MSK) follows the contours of the face & is supported at the neck to provide optimal comfort. Continue reading »

UVMask: Real-Time UV-C Filtration & Purification Face Mask That Filters Dust, Organisms, And Allergens As You Breathe

Meet UVMask, the next-generation reusable air purification & antipollution non-source control face mask with the most powerful UV-C purification technology on the market. Continue reading »

Artist Maria Popova Makes Vintage Science Face Masks Featuring Wondrous Centuries-Old Astronomical Art And Natural History Illustrations

Star clusters in Hercules by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1877)

According to Maria Popova: “I originally made these masks just for myself and a handful of beloved humans, but they turned out so unexpectedly lovely that I decided to make them available to all who would delight in them. Continue reading »

This Entrepreneur Makes Anti-Mask Masks For Anti-Maskers

What’s the best way to let the world know that you’re anti-mask? By wearing an anti-mask face mask, of course! Continue reading »

People Are Protecting Themselves With Funny Ultra-Realistic Face Masks

These masks are probably not Face-ID compatible and you won’t be able to unlock your phone with them, but at least people are having fun while protecting themselves (and others) from Coronavirus. Continue reading »

When You Use Face Swap App On Your Tattoo…

Using a face swap app wasn’t creepy enough, untill some people are actually trying it on their tattoos. Scroll down to see the best (worst?) examples! Continue reading »

Woman Designs Masks That Are Custom Printed With Your Own Face

For most of us, wearing a face mask in public has taken some getting used to. Fast forward to now, putting on a mask as you’re leaving your house almost turned into some kind of reflex. And while face masks are vitally important in these current times as they help us not to get sick, most of the people would probably agree that they’re kinda boring-looking. Well, not anymore. Continue reading »

Thai Mom’s Startroopers Face Shields Protect Against Coronavirus And Villains


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A single mother in Thailand is doing brisk business out of face shields with characters from cartoons, games and sci-fi movies, hoping to cash in and promote safety for children as her country emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading »

A Kitchen Utensil Company Has Started To Churn Out Silicon Reusable Face Masks To Help Meet Demand

A kitchen utensil company called Get it Right (GIR) has switched part of its production to the creation of reusable silicon face masks. Given the current enormous demand, and short supply, of useful face masks for medical staff, this is a fantastic initiative. Continue reading »

Face Mask: The Evolution Of Protective Gear In Photos

With the new coronavirus pandemic in full swing and amid a shortage of face masks in our local pharmacies, let’s learn something new about this (now) really precious object.

According to the book by John L. Spooner titled “History of Surgical Face Masks: The myths, the masks, and the men and women behind them,” face masks first appeared at the end of the 19th century and were used by doctors during surgery to prevent bacteria from entering wounds.

In 1910, China adopted them to stop the spread of pneumonic plague. Since then, they have been used by people all over the globe as a means of protection from air pollution or a disease.


A girl wears a gas mask as protection during air attack. Hackney, Great Britain, 1938. (AP Photo) Continue reading »

Japan’s Mask Snood Fashionably Arrives Just In Time

Japanese retailer Felissimo’s “Mask Snood” is actually intended to be used to protect against hay fever, sun, and prevent dry skin, but as a shortage of supplies of masks in Japan has many improvising to cover their nose and mouth, the new item is a comfortable and casual alternative to doing just that. Continue reading »

Arists Create A Home-Grown Biodegradable Mask From Bacteria

Garrett Benisch and Elizabeth Bridges of Sum Studio have created a microbial cellulose face mask that you can actually… grow in your own kitchen. Continue reading »

Colorado-Based Artist Stefanie Hook Makes Harry Potter Face Masks That Reveal The Marauder’s Map When You Breathe

Colorado-based artist Stefanie Hook sells hand-sewn creations online through her company CPEX. She became a TikTok sensation after posting a video of herself wearing a black mask that changed color and revealed the Marauder’s Map from “Harry Potter” as she breathed. Continue reading »