We are all about the mask & costume. And we don’t mean your typical Halloween disguises. If you’re planning to venture out of your house or socialize in any way this year, you and your kids are going to want to mask up with some PPE-level mouth and nose coverings. Whether it’s a night of trick-or-treating or a socially distanced spooky backyard gathering, your family should be wearing proper face masks. Luckily, Halloween is one holiday that lends itself to mask-wearing and might even allow you to get mask-averse kids previously to don one in the spirit of the holiday.
Why do we wear masks?
Face masks are a lot more than a way to disguise your identity for Halloween. They serve multiple purposes and can play several essential roles in your life, making them a staple in your everyday accessories arsenal. For the health-conscious, Forcing yourself to breathe through a paper filter like a mask can create a variety of benefits, especially for those who struggle to breathe in the dryer air or other polluted environments. The masks also reduce or prevent allergens from entering your lungs. The DIY Mask you make for yourself, or your kids should have adequate ventilation to ensure the quality and intake of oxygen. For long periods, some face masks are ventilated to prevent condensation from forming on the inside.
Things to consider when wearing a mask
Not all children are excited to wear masks. Some children can be reluctant to wear any masks for any reason. Before you suggest a homemade DIY mask, try to talk to your children about it first. While your younger ones may not have an issue with the idea, older children might be frustrated about trying something they might look silly in. If that’s the case, it’s up to you to develop a mask that your child will be willing to do. Some parents choose to make their masks, which is a great way to decide what your child will wear and have a creative outlet. However, we suggest finding a professionally-made latex face mask that your child can wear for the occasion. It’s more likely they will be willing to show it off with the Mask on.
Mask & Costume Ideas
You might want to check out our collection of Halloween masks & costume ideas, and then check out the Mask that we’ve put together specifically for Halloween 2017. If your kids have a unique costume request, you may want to go the Mask or costume route and build it around that. A witch’s hat, a devil mask, a creepy monster, or Batman’s batsuit are fantastic ideas. The Mask When it comes to picking a mask, it has to feel secure on the head. The Mask should also stay in place when you are walking or standing still. You want your kids to be able to see everything around them and have their vision intact. A large mask like the Captain America shield or the Batman symbol is excellent because your kid can wear it around and see everything happening in a 360-degree radius.
As spooky as Halloween can be, there’s one thing you should remember: This is a holiday of life and death. To better protect yourself and your family from the elements, you should keep yourself, your kids, and everyone else in your vicinity as safe as you can. Let us know how you feel about the proper mask and costume for Halloween in the comments section below.