Venetian Masks: What You Didn’t Know

We all know what the standard Venetian masks look like, as these are the most popular and recognizable masks, but there are actually several different types of Venetian masks that can be used for different purposes, depending on your needs and preferences. Here’s what you didn’t know about the different types of Venetian masks!

The history of Venetian masks

It’s hard to be anything but a bit sceptical when we first hear about Venetian masks. There is something about them that seems like it should be an urban legend or, at least, something sold by a lonely guy on Venice Beach. But there’s a rich history behind these masks, which are crafted with great skill in Venice and throughout Italy today. They are a popular cultural export as well—wedding parties around the world often go all-out when they purchase Venetian masks for their attendants to wear on their big day.

The types of masks available

Venetian masks vary widely in size, colour and design. There are many varieties of masks to choose from when searching for that perfect mask. If you are going to a masquerade ball or other themed party, finding a specialty mask can be fun and help make your outfit stand out among all of your friends. Some venetian masks have an elastic band in order to hold them comfortably on your face; these types of masks are great for themed parties or even as accessories for Halloween costumes. It is also easy to find simple venetian masks that come with intricate details.  Some look like animals, insects, or human characters. Buying your mask early ensures there will be plenty left in stock when it comes time for trick-or-treating! Stores specializing in Renaissance costumes typically have a good selection of venetian masks available at reasonable prices.

How do you choose the right one?

Choosing a Venetian mask can be stressful. With so many designs, sizes, and prices available on today’s market, how do you even know where to begin? The first step is to understand your own needs. Are you looking for a simple Halloween costume accessory or are you attending an elaborate masquerade ball? If your plans are limited to trick-or-treating around your neighbourhood with friends and family, there is no need to invest in a pricey high-end mask. There are plenty of fun options available that won’t break your budget; just make sure that it covers at least your eyes for an authentic look!

Where should you wear a mask?

This is something we’re asked pretty frequently, and it makes sense. When you think of an important event like a wedding or New Year’s Eve, you typically think of a mask as part of a costume. But if you want to make sure your investment goes far beyond Halloween, consider wearing your mask at all sorts of events that take place year-round. Here are some ideas: theme parties (evening and daytime), bachelorette parties, birthdays, anniversaries, costume contests—just about any type of gathering where people will want to get dressed up in their finest outfits. Venetian masks are also great for couples who want to be playful and adventurous during Valentine’s Day or other romantic holidays.

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