Many of our masks are made of latex, a malleable natural material which allows them to have awesome detailing to make your look extra effective and realistic. Latex’s ability to mould to a surface means that when you unpack your mask it may have temporarily been creased or taken on the shape of the packaging, but this is easily fixed.
1. First, try re-shaping the mask by hand by gently plying the latex with your hands. Stuff the mask with newspaper, plastic bags or tissue paper to reinforce the mask’s natural shape, then set it aside.
2. If this doesn’t work, use a hairdryer on the lowest setting to warm the affected area of the mask, keeping the hairdryer at least 30cm away to avoid damage to the mask. Use your hands to gently mould the latex back into shape.
3. Repeat the process until the mask has returned to the desired shape. Allow the latex to cool completely before wear.
Care & Cleaning
• To prolong the life of your mask, clean it inside and out with lukewarm water and a mild soap after wear. Perspiration, makeup and your face’s natural oils are not good for the mask.
• Any hair attached to the mask should not be cleaned unless absolutely necessary. Starting at the ends of the hair and working up to the roots, brush the hair gently with a wide-tooth comb. Do not use a hairdryer on the hair as it is usually synthetic and will melt. If your hair on your masks has caught some naughty bits of dirt, you can use a damp cloth and gentle blot the dirt out. Do not rub the hair!
• After cleaning your mask, storing it carefully will allow you to use it again and again. After cleaning the mask, dust it with cornstarch or baby powder to discourage moisture and stop the mask from sticking to itself. Fill the mask with cotton fibre (from the craft store), balled up plastic bags or tissue paper so it retained its shape, then place in a plastic bag or box and seal it to prevent dust or other contaminates from getting in. Just like the vampires, sunlight is not their best friend, so store your mask in an area where there’s no direct sunlight.
Check out our unbelievably realistic masks and look unrecognisable for Halloween. Whether you want to be a snarling werewolf with sharp yellowing teeth, a creepy clown who hates balloon animals or your favourite Hollywood horror creature from the big screen, we’ve got you covered.