June 26, 2009
Halloween masks are a covering worn on the face to conceal one’s identity during the Halloween celebrations on the 31st of October every year. The covering may have openings for the eyes and may entirely or partly conceal the face. The Halloween masks is a grotesque or comical representation of a face and is worn to frighten or amuse people as part of the fun of the Halloween celebrations.
Masks are usually part of the Halloween costumes. There are different beautiful designs of masks for the kids and another range of more scary ones for adult celebrants of the Halloween. They come in all colors and in diverse shapes. For adults, the more frightful, the better.
According to ancient traditions from the Celts, Halloween is a season when the spirits of the dead arise from the graves to revisit their former homes. It is believed that lots of evil spirits roam the land and if the people do not appear like the spirits (by wearing masks); they will be harmed by these spirits.
Thus people wear all sorts of fearful masks and other Halloween costumes. There have been lots of changes over the years, though most adults still like to look scary at the Halloween. Common mask make one look like monsters, vampires or gorillas.
Some celebrants buy their Halloween masks from the brick and mortar shops down the street while other do their shopping on the internet. It is also possible to do-it-yourself. There are many websites and manuals on how people can build their own masks in order to have more fun during the Halloween.
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