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How to scare your best mates with Halloween Masks

As we all know, Halloween is a time to scare! It’s the one time of year when you can legitimately get away with terrifying your neighbours, tormenting your family and coming up with new and innovative ways to be genuinely scary. Halloween Masks are totally designed around the idea of scaring the living daylights out of everyone you meet on the way there and back again, as everyone gathers en masse at a Halloween fancy dress party to reap terror and mayhem for the evening!

At Universal Fancy Dress we stock such a large array of costumes for Halloween that are specifically designed for maximum horror with the addition of a good old scary Halloween mask.

Some of the scariest Halloween masks are those that are part of an outfit people recognise from horror movies.  These masks are of characters that people are already scared of because they’ve had to sit through an hour and a half of fearful reasons why they should be totally petrified should they come within a hundred yards of them! Michael Myers from Halloween is a good example of this. His creepy white mask is imbued with a whole new layer of reasons to be terrified, having seen the movie. Other very popular Halloween horror movie masks are Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm St, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, Jigsaw from the Saw movies and the mask from Scream, to name but a few. These are all characters from movies that are universally recognised as pants-wettingly scary and so their masks that we have stocked are guaranteed to instil an impressive amount of utter dread. Not only that, they are such good quality, that when they are accompanied with a realistic costume you will be transformed into a deeply devastating, dastardly villain. Such fun!

Aside from the horror movie masks that people recognise immediately, Universal Fancy Dress also has a huge number of awesome designs available for more generic frightful characters. When it comes right down to it, Halloween masks are some of the most realistic, scariest designs from the sickest and most disturbed designers crazy enough to put paint brush to latex. The best masks focus on the stuff nightmares are made of, so naturally gory zombie masks are a gruesome favourite and a very popular Halloween theme overall; scary clown masks also seem to arouse a considerable amount of success as they are a particularly common memory from a lot of dreadful childhood circuses. Also alongside these are legions of monsters, demons, witches and wizards, skulls and vampire masks, all of which are frighteningly fantastic and assured to terrify and torment all Halloween long. Just because a mask hasn’t appeared on the television doesn’t mean it can’t induce screams and shrieks.

Luckily with Halloween masks there are a large number of different types and styles available to suit everyone, depending on whether you value long term usability or one-off effect. At Universal Fancy Dress, you’ll find all types of masks ideal to make your Halloween at its scariest best. The best quality Halloween masks are made using latex or silicone. These are very durable, flexible materials that make for an excellent skin effect and will last forever, whereas the cheap masks tend to be made with either a rubber or foam material which is less durable and so won’t last as long. However they can also give a similarly creepy effect for that one party.

The smallest Halloween masks that you can buy are eye masks that just cover around your eyes. These are held in place with elastic and are the most comfortable style of mask.  They are a simple but, with some added make up, very effective addition to a Halloween costume. The most popular eye masks for Halloween are definitely evil devil horns, but there are loads of other scary designs available such as mummies, trolls or bandits. Face masks are a bigger style of mask and are designed to cover the whole of the front of your face. Again they are held in place with elastic and are very comfortable as you are able to take them off and put them on very easily. These horror masks mould around your face leaving your hair as normal and so they create a very realistic and terrifying image. Open masks cover the top half of your head and face leaving your mouth and chin exposed. These have the benefit of looking realistic whilst also allowing you to drink! So with a little bit of makeup you can finish off the look so that you can still appear horrifying in your mask whilst sipping a pink cocktail! Three quarter Halloween masks cover your entire head from your chin to the back of your skull. These masks look extremely real and very scary as they give a completely full effect. However, on the downside, they can sometimes be a bit uncomfortable. Finally, full head masks are the largest style available. These cover your entire head and sometimes come down and form a chest as well. These types of masks are best worn so that your shirt or coat lies over the chest, giving a full body effect. Head and chest horror masks are often quite uncomfortable and hot.  However, they look absolutely amazing and are guaranteed to scare the pants off everybody unfortunate enough to meet with you.

At Universal Fancy Dress we specialise in Halloween horror masks. We stock hundreds of fantastic different designs and have videoed some of the best ones so that you can see before you buy. The majority of our masks are latex and hand painted. They come from all around the world and some are truly disgusting! If you are looking to have the best Halloween fancy dress costume then one of our scary masks will definitely do the trick. We offer free delivery on all orders over £20 and for those people who leave things till the last minute we offer a next day delivery service. All of our Halloween masks are on a price guarantee so you can be sure that you are getting the best deal around. So all in all, there’s no reason not to look your absolute worst for your Halloween party – unless you’re too scared of your reflection in the mirror!!!


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