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How to Make Your Own Mardi Gras or Halloween Masks

Updated on November 11, 2015
Scroll down the page to see the selection of Mardi Gras and Halloween masks.
Scroll down the page to see the selection of Mardi Gras and Halloween masks.

Although there are plenty of cool Mardi Gras or Halloween masks you can buy, sometimes they just don't fit into the budget. Or if you have a spur-of-the-moment Halloween office party and you need a costume quickly, a fast and easy solution is in order. The answer is to make masks from the artwork below! All you need is a good printer, some cardstock and string to tie the mask around your head and you'll have a costume in just a few minutes.

These Mardi Gras and Halloween masks were made with the now-defunct free online image application, Picnik. I believe they were actually created to layer over photos, so you can doctor them up and have fun with them, but when I saw them I knew they would also make great full-sized masks.

Please scroll down the page to download the free masks and read the Terms of Use.

Download the Mardi Gras and Halloween Masks Here

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Free Mardi Gras cat eyes half-maskMardi Gras feathers half-maskThree-dimensional skull maskCat mask templateDevil maskFrankenstein maskLadybug maskSkull maskBee maskClown maskFree pirate hat and eye patchFree pumpkin maskGreen Frankenstein three-dimensional mask
Free Mardi Gras cat eyes half-mask
Free Mardi Gras cat eyes half-mask
Mardi Gras feathers half-mask
Mardi Gras feathers half-mask
Three-dimensional skull mask
Three-dimensional skull mask
Cat mask template
Cat mask template
Devil mask
Devil mask
Frankenstein mask
Frankenstein mask
Ladybug mask
Ladybug mask
Skull mask
Skull mask
Bee mask
Bee mask
Clown mask
Clown mask
Free pirate hat and eye patch
Free pirate hat and eye patch
Free pumpkin mask
Free pumpkin mask
Green Frankenstein three-dimensional mask
Green Frankenstein three-dimensional mask

Here are the instructions to make the Mardi Gras and Halloween masks:

  1. Please scroll down to read the Terms of Use before you download any art.
  2. Download the mask you like from the choices below (right-click and choose "Save As" if you're on a PC). Choose from a cat, a skull, a devil, a ladybug, a bee, a clown, a pirate, a pumpkin, Frankenstein, cat eyes or a feather mask by clicking on the smaller version of the mask. That will cause it to enlarge so you can download it.
  3. Measure the width of your head from temple to temple with a ruler.
  4. Paste the mask into a Word document and adjust it to the size you determined your head to be.
  5. Print a draft copy of the mask on plain paper in black and white so you can make sure the size will fit before printing the real mask. Make sure the eye holes will be in relatively the right place, so when you cut them out, you'll be able to see. If the eye holes are off, you can either adjust the size of the mask or just cut the holes in different locations when you get to that step.
  6. When you're happy with the size, print a color copy on the heaviest cardstock your printer will allow. Check your printer documentation to find out how heavy the cardstock can be. Be sure to put the printer on the setting that will produce the highest quality results.
  7. Once printed, cut around the mask carefully, using scissors. Be especially careful if you make the cat mask, because you have to cut around the whiskers! If you happen to cut them off (or even if you don't), you can glue pipe cleaners where the whiskers should be.The same is true of the pirate's eye patch, which can be reinforced with a pipe cleaner.
  8. It's best to cut the eye holes with a craft knife (although scissors can be used in a pinch). If you don't have a cutting board from the craft store or your kitchen, you can use a heavy piece of cardboard instead. Just make sure that whatever you use is thick enough to protect the surface underneath.
  9. When the mask and eye holes are completely cut out, use a hole puncher, craft knife or the point of a scissors to make a hole on either side for string. Cut two 2-foot pieces of string and loop and tie them through each hole. Be careful! If you pull too hard you will tear the mask. For extra strength, you can put plain white glue around the hole and on the string knot. Just be sure to not apply it too thickly and use glue that dries clear.
  10. Go have some fun with your new mask!

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Terms of Use

You are free to use these mask images for personal craft and school projects, scrapbooks, stationery or other non-commercial uses. You may also use the images on blogs or Web sites, as long as you provide a link to this page and DO NOT group the images into a collection and distribute them, either free or for a fee. If you want to show your readers the images, please use a screenshot and provide a link to this page.

If you have any questions, please contact Carla at carla [@] b2bcontentsolutions [.com].

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      Truthinaging 6 years ago

      these are so cute! that blue feather one is great! my daughter wants to be a peacock this year for halloween!

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      Me 6 years ago


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      Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Thanks, and an early happy Halloween to you!

      I see from your profile that you're getting lots of traffic to your hubs. Good for you. :-)

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      some hubs are just timeless. And Wp this is one of them. With Halloween in the air. . I am thinking I want to be a 80;s Madonna! And with the great choices of masks, I could go to a few different trick or treat parties and have a different Halloween look for each! Bookmarking this for a lifetime of references!!!

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      Abbey 8 years ago


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      Celtic Pride Mike 8 years ago

      Very cool, very cool. I'm going to print this out. I know a few teachers that would love to use this as a project for their students.

      I'm sure the kids will think of some wonderful designs. Especially the great Celtic designs.

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      Carla Chadwick 9 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Thanks, Bob. I thought these were great, so I had to share them.

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      Bob Ewing 9 years ago from New Brunswick

      Good idea, masks you make yourself; add a unique tocuh to your costume.


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