If you've left your Halloween costume to the last minute ~again~ there is one speedy solution that'll help you come up top trumps in the terror stakes: Realistic Halloween masks. These frightening face coverings are an incredibly easy way to transform yourself from gorgeous to gruesome. Once you've got your mask sorted, you probably don't need to make much effort with the rest of your outfit, because chances are, all eyes will be on your rad mask.
The best thing is, there are tons of different realistic Halloween masks to choose from, including novelty masks, comedic masks, and terrifying, heart-stopping types. You can pick a mask based on a character from your favorite horror movie, or one that makes a clever pop culture reference. You'll be spoilt for choice like Arya Stark in the House of Black and White – you can become anyone (or anything) for a night of frightful fun.
Halloween masks come at a range of price points, so there's an option for every pocket. The bonus point about wearing a mask is that you don't have to spend an eternity removing face paint at the end of the night, or be forced to wash fake blood out of your hair after multiple failed attempts. So here's a selection of realistic Halloween masks, so you can be a Faceless Woman for a night.
1. The Baby Faced Mask
Crying babies are never a pleasant sight, but when you couple a crying baby face with an oversized, adult bod, things take a super freaky turn for the worst.
2. The Old Man
Halloween Silicone Old Man 1/2 Mask "D.O.M." (Dirty Old Man) Realistic, $250, Etsy
On the other hand, you might want to go on the other end of the age spectrum and become an elderly man instead.
3. The Scarecrow
Handmade Burlap/Latex Scarecrow Halloween Horror Mask Unique, $120, Etsy
A scarecrow mask is the perfect choice for those living in a rural area who want to scare the wits out of their neighbors.
4. The Pig
Baconator – Grey Paint Latex Mask, $200, Etsy
Vegetarians and vegans can wreak revenge on bacon lovers everywhere with this super realistic pig mask.
5. The Creepy Clown
Scary Clown Walker Walking Dead Zombie Handmade Latex Halloween Mask, $120, Etsy
Anyone who's afraid of clowns will run a mile when they see you in this spine-chilling mask.
6. The Ripped Face Girl
Gore lovers will enjoy this horrendous, "ripped face girl mask."
7. The Doll
Deadly Doll Mask, $160, Etsy
It doesn't matter if your friends are afraid of dolls or not, they'll never be able to look at you in the same way once you've flaunted this haunting mask.
8. The World Of Warcraft Orc
World Of Warcraft Orc Mask, $211, Etsy
Nerdy girls will have fun stomping around in this World of Warcraft inspired Orc mask.
9. The Velociraptor
Velociraptor Dinosaur Latex Mask – Jurassic Park Fursuit, $150, Etsy
Become one of the greatest predators in the history of the world in a velociraptor mask. Even better; grab your squad and don matching velociraptor masks for all the Jurassic Park feels.
10. The Sinister Skull
Rigid Cast Cow Skull Wearable Mask, $135, Etsy
Introverts who want to be left to their own devices at an upcoming Halloween party can wear this mask with a black cape and lurk in dark corners – people will probably be too afraid to pluck up the courage to talk to you!
11. The Alien
Alien Mask, $120, Etsy
If sci-fi is more your genre, a metallic alien mask will help you feel right at home – no phone calls necessary.
12. The German Shepherd
Buck The Shepherd Dog Mask, $49, ASOS
Dog lovers can delight in the idea that they can become their own canine companion for the evening. You're sure to be everybody's best friend in this quirky mask!
13. The Giant Squid
Great Old One Latex Mask, $600, Etsy
Folks who are suckers for quality craftsmanship will look totally monstrous in this incredibly detailed, giant squid head mask.
Take it easy this Halloween; sit back, relax, and pop on your mask at the last minute. It certainly beats getting stressed while you try to cobble together a makeshift costume!
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