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Where can I find Masquerade masks? To make me the queen of the ball

Updated on August 11, 2015

Where can I find Masks for Masquerade?To make me the Queen of the ball

If you are asking yourself 'where can I find masquerade masks?' then you have come to the right place for all the types and styles that anybody could possibly need.

I will also tell you a little more information about the masks and masquerade costume balls so that you can pick the one that you feel is right for you.

If you have never been to a masquerade ball you are in for a treat. They are great fun and it is all about the masquerade dresses and costumes so I am sure that you will have a nice time browsing here in preparation.

Image: Red Masquerade Mask.available at Amazon

Laser Cut Metal Black Venetian Mask with Rhinestone - Metal Masquerade masks, an Amazon best seller

Not only are these available in beautiful materials and lace, they also come in metal if you prefer. Many are laser cut like this one for a precision finish.

This particular mask is an Amazon best seller. It's beautifully decorated with rhinestone and it's pattern is bound to make heads turn and for you to be the envy of the ball.

The great thing about this one is that it is very light and also the metal is slightly bendable to fit your face perfectly.

What is a Masquerade mask and why are they used?

The term 'masquerade' comes from the French word 'Masque'. Masque in French is mask. The term mask can also mean to hide.

Masquerade balls started in the 15th century and were elaborate dances particularly popular in Paris. They spread through Europe still being popular until the 18th century.

But why were the masks worn?

The answer is the obvious one, the masks were worn to hide the wearers identity. This was done for reasons such as flirting and therefore stop potential problems from occurring.

What should I wear to a Venetian Ball?

The most important thing out of the whole Masquerade outfit is definitely the mask. Being anonymous was the whole point of the balls.

Nowadays there are no strict rules of what you can and cannot wear to a Masquerade Ball clothes wise, apart from having a mask.

There is however a general style that surrounds the masquerade dresses and masks. Many come with flowers or feathers. Many are sequinned and embroidered.

They come in lace or solid materials and in a variety of colors.

On this page I will break them down into different color sections for you.

Red

Red Masks for Masquerade Ball

Red Masks for Masquerade
Red Masks for Masquerade

Laser cut red with gold metal butterfly and crystals on eyes

Crafted in America this beautiful piece is designed to be worn all night.

Lace velvety ribbons tie it to your head for comfort and the stunning design will make all eyes be on you. A gold butterfly and crystals around the eyes add to it's decorative features.

As well as Mardi Gras parties this piece could also be worn for example to New Years Eve parties.

Tips for Makeup under a Masquerade Mask - Make up tips for ballroom masks

Here is a great video for all of you that have bought your Masquerade mask and want to know how to do your make-up underneath it to give it the full striking and beautiful effect.

Black

Black Masks for Masquerade Ball

Black masks for Masquerade
Black masks for Masquerade

Black Metal Venetian Mask With Gems

This beautiful laser cut metal mask reveals slightly more than some of the others on this page.

It's delicate and intricate design complements the face in a stylish and sexy fashion.

Be the center of attention at your high school prom or any Mardi Gras party.

How can I use of masquerade masks with a stick?

Masks for Masquerade with a stick are made for flirting!

There are two types of masquerade masks, one which is only for the face and another that comes on a stick attached to it to be handheld.

The mask on a stick would have been used by the lady in certain subtle ways. Upon seeing a gentleman that she liked she may have moved the mask slightly down to reveal him her eyes.

Other flirtatious movements would also be made. This can be compared to the way in which Spanish women used to use their fans (the type of material fan used to keep cool in the heat).

A Spanish lady would hold the fan covering the lower part of her face. Certain movements and fluttering of the fans would show a gentleman that she was interested.

This was old fashioned flirting

I personally find it a little more appealing then 'Do you come here often?'

So the masquerade masks were used for discretion and the masks on a stick for potential flirting as well.

Feeling flirty? Masquerade masks on a stick

Venetian Masks on Sticks
Venetian Masks on Sticks

If you think that you may be doing a little flirting at the party you are going to, why not do it in Victorian style?

Catch a gentleman's eye with your eye costume covering your face and reveal to him what you wish to flirt a little.

Also convenient if you are planning on eating a meal in your costume or travelling.


Gold

Gold Masquerade Masks

Gold Masquerade Masks
Gold Masquerade Masks

Laser Cut Metal Gold Masquerade Mask

This elaborate and beautiful eye costume is decorated with rhinestones for extra detail.

The gold and black color will work well for High School Proms, Halloween, New Years Eve and Mardi Gras parties.

Use your mask as a wall decoration when you don't need it

These masks can have another use when you are not wearing them and looking fantastic at a party.

They can also be used as decorative items around the home. They look great on walls as an artistic feature to a room.

Their design compliments many styles of rooms and bedrooms. As an artistic piece friends will admire the originality that they bring and probably see you as quite a Diva.

Arty, modern and classical all at the same time, your money will be well spent as not only are you getting fantastic costume eye wear but also a piece of art d├ęcor.

Silver

Silver Masks for Masquerade

Silver Masks for Masquerade
Silver Masks for Masquerade

Laser cut metal pink and silver Venetian Mask

This feminine eye ware costume features decorative rhinestones to complete its beautiful look.

Laser cut metal and a pink and silver Venetian finish make this absolutely stunning women's eye wear complete.

Great for any Mardi Gras parti or Masquerade Ball to make you look pretty at the Prom.

White

Laser cut metal white Venetation mask

A beautiful white laser cut mask.

Like the others it bends a little to fit well and is lightweight.

This item is ideal not only for Masquerade Balls and Prom Parties but can also be worn for Halloween, Weddings, Mardi Gras and other dressing up parties.

Metal Laser Cut Masquerade White Butterfly Mask - Venetian Costume

Be the princess of the ball in this butterfly style laser cut piece.

It's very fashionable and stylish and is also a favorite because again it is light weight.

Thank you for visiting and good luck with whatever type of party you are going to or hosting. I hope that you found what you were looking for from my best selections of Masquerade masks.

What are your thoughts on Masquerade Masks?

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @Missmerfaery444: I bought one for somebody which is what inspired me to make this page. I think women look stunning in them. There are so many here that I like.

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      Missmerfaery444 4 years ago

      Gorgeous! I adore masquerade masks, especially the more fancy and ethereal ones. I have a black and white one which is really striking, I've not had the opportunity to wear it much but it makes a beautiful decoration for my dressing table!

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      audrey07 4 years ago

      I like the red ones. Those really stand out!