It’s that time of year, boys and ghouls! The countdown to Halloween has begun and with face masks now a required accessory, we’re making the best of it by tracking down the best Halloween face coverings that you can shop now.
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As we’ve been adapting to the new normal, our face mask style has been very much focused on rather more serious face coverings for back to school or the return to work. But with fancy dress season about to be in full swing, Halloween is the perfect excuse to have some fun with your face mask! No need for a costume – just put on one of these masks and you're ready for trick or treat!
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That's why we’ve put together this edit of the best Halloween face masks, from scary to funny, and even cool face masks inspired by your favourite horror movies.
Cool Halloween face masks
These fashionable Halloween ready face coverings will definitely make a spookily chic statement.
Creepy...but make it fashion. And glow in the dark!
Glow in the dark Spider web face mask, £9.50 each, Etsy
This Etsy seller has lots of cool face masks to choose from with names like 'Batty Bat' and 'Witchcraft 101'
Halloween print face masks, £15.40 each, Etsy
What to wear to be chic on Halloween? We love a classic red lip... and fangs
Red fangs face mask, £11.83, Redbubble
A gorgeous burgundy and black lace face mask for your sultry inner goth
Gothic lace face mask, £12.51, Etsy
Scary movie Halloween face masks
Film fans everywhere will love these face coverings inspired by some of the most iconic horror and comic book flicks.
The 1991 thriller starring Jodie Foster and Sir Anthony Hopkins is immortalised in this creepy face mask
'Silence of the Lambs' face mask, £11.83, Redbubble
DC Comics' Harley Quinn has been one of the most popular Halloween costumes lately – this face mask, complete with heart tattoo, makes dressing up like the 'Suicide Squad' character even easier
Harley Quinn face mask, £14.99, Etsy
If you're looking for a scary face mask, it doesn't get much more terrifying than Stephen King's famous clown
Pennywise from 'It' face mask, £12, Etsy
Turn yourself into sweet Sally Skellington in a snap with this Halloween face covering
'The Nightmare Before Christmas' face mask, £10.12, Etsy
Funny Halloween face masks
All Hallows Eve is also a great time for a laugh and these funny Halloween face masks will definitely scare up some smiles.
Toast to Halloween with this hilarious face mask and its cute white wine-wielding ghost
I’m here for the Boos face mask, £11.94, Etsy
They'll be there for you...
Halloween ‘Friends’ face mask, £14.37, Redbubble
Don't be a Halloween party pooper! But if you absolutely have to be, this face mask is for you
Ghost of Disapproval face mask, £10.14, Redbubble
Halloween smile face masks
If you’re looking for a toothy skeleton smile or a creepy jack o’ lantern grin face covering, these Halloween face masks will do the trick (or treat!).
Glow in the dark face masks are a great way to get into the Halloween spirit
Glow in the dark grin face mask, £6.99, Etsy
Smile! This toothy grin is a classic symbol of Hallowe'en
Jack O’Lantern face mask, £11.83, Redbubble
Is that you, Mummy? Forgo the smile entirely with a face covering that says, 'It's a wrap!'
Mummy bandage Halloween face covering, £7.50, Etsy
Day of the Dead face masks
The Mexican Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) tradition to honour those who have passed is celebrated around the world these days and has also been popularised by films like Coco. Etsy is one place to find original and gorgeous face masks that pay tribute to the day, held on November 2, with traditional symbols such as sugar skulls.
This double-layer face mask can be personalised with your name or initials
La Catrina face covering, from £8.99, Etsy
Etsy shop Kreativus sells a host of handmade face masks with motifs from Frida Kahlo to this pretty Day of the Dead face covering with roses and calaveras (skulls)
Calavera and roses face covering, £12.10, Etsy
Halloween neck gaiters and snoods
Some prefer to wear a neck gaiter or snood along with, or instead of, a face mask – and there are some spooky options for Halloween...
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Saw and Scream 2-in-one Halloween neck gaiter, £18.95, Etsy
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