Masquerade parties are fun and popular Halloween events. Not only are they a lot of fun, but you can put together a really unique costume. The trick is finding the right Halloween mask for your masquerade party.
Choose Your Theme
The first step to finding the perfect Halloween mask is choosing your theme. This will be based on your total outfit. What color is it going to be? Is it going to be dark, or romantic, or silly? Will you wear a ball gown or a costume? All aspects of your total outfit should be taken into consideration because you will coordinate your mask to your outfit.
While it should coordinate, you don’t want your mask to completely match your outfit. You want to coordinate your outfit to the details of your outfit. For example, if you were to wear a yellow ball gown with a black lace sash, the perfect Halloween mask might be a simple eye mask made of black lace. If you wanted it to be more detailed, you could have it rimmed in yellow.
Simple or Ornate
Another thing to consider is whether your Halloween mask should be simple or ornate. As a general rule, you want your Halloween mask to be opposite of your overall outfit. So if you are wearing a ball gown and your gown is very ornate, with a lot of embellishments and ornament, your mask should be simple. If your gown is very streamlined and without a lot of embellishments, a more ornate mask will make a good impression.
A very ornate Halloween mask with a very ornate gown might be overwhelming to the eye. Conversely, a very simple mask with a plain gown might not catch the eye at all. You want to find just the right balance to pull off the overall effect.
Know Where to Look
Once you have an idea of what you want, the next step is, of course, finding the Halloween mask. There are a number of places that you can try, such as pop-up Halloween and costume stores, and also party stores that carry costumes. At the very least, you will be able to find basic eye masks that you can embellish yourself to make it unique.
You can also look online for great Halloween masks for your masquerade party. There are many online boutiques and craft websites where you can find some truly unique stuff. One of these websites is Etsy. In fact, you might find something that you love so much that you may choose to base your outfit on your mask instead of the other way around.
Masquerade parties are so much fun. They are a great chance to step out of the ordinary and really show off your creative, fun side. Finding the perfect mask is of the utmost importance for the perfect costume. Use this information to find your perfect mask.