There are undoubtedly some
excellent overhead masks on the market. They may be especially useful when it comes to Movie Star or Character parties, where
one wants to capture a likeness. The problem is that almost all overhead masks can limit the ability to see, eat, drink and
talk (perhaps even breathe comfortably) and, of course, as soon as one takes the mask off, the likeness is lost.
Celebrity & Character Face-Masks
We have an ever-changing range of these popular celebrity masks available for sale. Although cardboard, they can be
surprisingly effective. Again, we have limited stocks and it is first come, first served.
Simple Domino Masks
Plain eye-masks in a range of colours & styles, suitable for Superheroes/heroines, Highwaymen and Masked Balls.
A popular and colourful choice, either based on the slightly more elaborate domino style of eye-mask, or upon replicas
of the classic styles of Venice, such as the beak-like 'Doctor' (also known as Loki) mask, or the Harlequin.
More on Venetian-style masks, plus pictures!
Face-Bop Animal Masks
Designed not to obstruct
the eyes and mouth (and therefore suitable for children) some of them make the appropriate animal sound, when the nose is
Full Face Masks
There are a number of different alternative materials to the cardboard celebrity masks described elsewhere on this page.
The full face masks come in a range of styles and are easier to remove than the full overhead masks.
A compromise solution to the issues raised for full overhead masks - the mask does not have to be held,
but the wearer can still use his/her lower face for the important functions of eating and speaking!
Make-up as a Mask
In some cases, the alternative to a mask is a mask-like make-up, especially for animal costumes,
although some animals, such as horses, can be a challenge to create on a human face. This option has the advantage of allowing
you to eat, drink, speak etc. without hinderance and in many cases, people may not recognise you behind the make-up anyway.
At Antrix we offer a range of make-up charts, plus make-up for sale for you to do-it-yourself. We
also offer a face painting service for external events.