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56 Handcrafted Masks Perfect for Halloween Costumes

by . October 17th, 2011

During Halloween season, masks are definitely in. Halloween gives people the perfect excuse to cover up their faces and look silly and out of this world even for just a day. You’ll see masked kids trick-or-treating, masked teens partying and even masked adults walking around indifferently to get in the Halloween spirit. Now if you’re planning to take part in this year’s celebration, nothing would be cooler than parading around wearing a unique handcrafted mask.

At one point in our lives, we’ve all made handcrafted masks, whether it be for a school assignment or just for fun. For my part, I remember  making lousy ones using cutout cardboard from cereal boxes that I would never dare to wear outside the house. I also made one mask for a class in college using plaster bandage strips and acrylic paint that I used to be proud of. That’s right, I used to be proud of it—until I saw these epic handcrafted masks done by professional mask makers.

I’ve compiled 56 of the most unique handcrafted masks made by various artists using leather, clay, plastic, paper and even metal. Get ideas and inspiration from these awesome works as you prepare your best Halloween costume ever!

 

Teal Medusa Mask

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Knave Of Hearts Pair

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merimask
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Great Forest Dragon

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merimask
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Metallic Butterfly mask

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EirewolfCreations
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Great Horned Owl leather masks

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EirewolfCreations
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Red Maple Leaf Mask

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MummersCat
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Wizard’s Circle Mask – remake

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MummersCat
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Sprout

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MummersCat
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Bizarre Mask

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OsborneArts
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American Kestrel Leather Mask

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OsborneArts
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Handmade Leather Jester Mask

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OsborneArts
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New dryad mask

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Maddogmaxx
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Castle McCulloch 2

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Maddogmaxx
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Hades Owl Mask

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senorwong
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Clockwork Dragon Goggles

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Namingway
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Black Eagle Mask

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Namingway
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Peakat Mask

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Namingway
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Victorian Bat

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NoxiNobodi
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Steampunk Doctor Who Cybermen

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RPG-AnimeOtaku
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Leather Cactuar-Sama Mask

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RPG-AnimeOtaku
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Akuma Zombie Leather Mask

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RPG-AnimeOtaku
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Skull masks

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Oracle-masks
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Egyptian Gods.

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xothique
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Archangel Helmet

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Azmal
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Female Dragon Helmet

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Azmal
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Gryphon Helmet

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Azmal
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Purple Octopus Mask

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OakMyth
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Peacock Mask Angles

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OakMyth
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Forest Mask

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OakMyth
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Amethyst Fairy Mask on Me

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EMasqueradeGallery
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“The Phoenix Mask”

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EMasqueradeGallery
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Jester Mask

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Deaths ceremonial mask

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DragonArmoury
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Tattoo Skull mask

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DragonArmoury
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Experiment 2

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Experiment 1

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Wolf Mask

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zarathus
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High Elf King

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elementalillusions
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Fantastic Flutterbys

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elementalillusions
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Steampunk Metal Stone Mask

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Diarment
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Phantom of the Steampunk Opera

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Diarment
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Savanna Griphon

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Artsquish
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Cross Fox WIP

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Artsquish
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Mike’s Muntjac Mask

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Artsquish
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Ancient Elder Silver

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MichaelLoh
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The Azure Drago

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Pan

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littlelea
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Serpentia Pavone

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littlelea
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Buterflies A’Flutter

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Gothic Butterfly 1

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Lady-Cass
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Day of the Dead Wedding Masks

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EffigyMasks
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Lady Hydrangea Mask

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EffigyMasks
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Custom Harlequin Mask

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EffigyMasks
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Ragnarok Steampunk Gas Mask

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TomBanwell
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Complete Defender Ensemble

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Underground Helm with Lamp

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