Ever wondered how it might be to have a Jekyll and Hyde kind of a transformation? Well, Halloween is one occasion that allows us to find out. It allows us that one evening in the year when we have the freedom to dress however we like and walk the streets without wondering about what others will think. Of course, if our outfits are attention grabbers, there is great fun in watching others stare in envy and admiration.
Of course, getting dressed for Halloween has little to do with finding clothes that are in vogue. Rather, the point is to make a statement, and dress in a way that would surprise all those who think they know us. Only few of us can be Frankensteins in our daily lives. Yet, that does not stop us from donning the garb of a Frankenstein monster to get people’s attention at that big Halloween bash.
Costume rental stores are the biggest winners around Halloween. There is always a mad rush for witch costumes, mummy costumes, and the like. Those who start looking for their Halloween costumes a little too late usually end up with costumes that make no impact at all. That would be a sad thing. After all, the point of most Halloween costume parties is that everyone wears a scary costume. There really is no point in dressing up as a fairy (unless one is a little girl) for Halloween.
That is where masks come in. Even if one does not have a terribly frightening costume, a scarily realistic Halloween mask should be a terrific solution. These days, manufacturers of Halloween masks take great care in creating very real-looking Halloween masks (if zombies and mummies can ever be made “life”-like). Earlier on, masks were commonly made with materials such as latex. These days, a large number of masks use silicon as their basic material. This tends to make their textures a lot like human flesh.
Yes, it is natural to feel revulsion when you have a very realistic Halloween clown mask with blood oozing out and flesh hanging down from the sides. But then, that is the point of getting dressed for Halloween! One’s worst nightmares have to be recreated. If you are most scared of being bitten by a zombie, it should be lots of fun to wear a Halloween zombie mask while you go “trick or treating”. Halloween masks help us become our own worst nightmares. Halloween is a great excuse to get into the world of the scariest horror movies.