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89 Ways to Hide Your Face

From Freaky Masks to Fake Beards & Full-Face Accessories

— July 1, 2009 — Fashion
While the 90 innovations in this slideshow couldn't be more different, they all successfully hide your face. My muse for this series was Wilson from 'Home Improvement,' Tim Allen's neighbor who always seemed to find a way to obscure his face with props like fences, garden equipment and power tools.

From freaky masks to full-face accessories and faux beards, these innovations let you hide your face in beautiful, bizarre and downright freaky ways.

Implications - A mask's central appeal lies in its dozens of purposes, whether it's self-expression, privacy or simply a special festival. With each function, yet another business opportunity arises. Design companies willing to tackle the multiple facets of masks will likely be rewarded by consumers eager to conceal or express themselves.
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Emergency Crews Add Oxygen Masks for Pets
Emergency Crews Add Oxygen Masks for Pets
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Reversible Sleep Masks
Reversible Sleep Masks
Choose Between Sleeping with An Angel or the Devil
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86
Is Nissan Forcing Viral?
Is Nissan Forcing Viral?
The "Black Mask" Project
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85
Olympic Masks
Olympic Masks
US Cycling Team Prepared for Beijing Smog
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84
Masked Mailmen
Masked Mailmen
Royal Mail Workers Dress Up As Favorite Film Characters for LOVEFiLM
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83
Drag Queens and Masked Dogs
Drag Queens and Masked Dogs
Venice Carnival
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82
Masked Autobot Tees
Masked Autobot Tees
Robots in Disguise T-Shirt Features Mustached Transformers
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81
Masked Sidekicks
Masked Sidekicks
Bird Beaks & Mardi Gras Masks Set off Augusto Ferrer's 'Volto' Shoot
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80
Movie-Inspired Winter Wear
Movie-Inspired Winter Wear
The Joker Ski Mask is Perfect for 'The Dark Knight' Fans
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79
Fashionable Germ Guards
Fashionable Germ Guards
Handmade Fashionable Swine Flu Masks
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78
Using Handbags as Masks
Using Handbags as Masks
Karl Lagerfeld at Paris Fashion Week 2008
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77
Office Supply Disguises
Office Supply Disguises
Mustache Pencils
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76
Masked Musicians
Masked Musicians
The Bloody Beetroots are a Mysteriously Masked DJ Duo That Rock Hard
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75
Multi-Cigarette Smoking Accessories
Multi-Cigarette Smoking Accessories
Cancer Fashion Masks
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74
Opportunistic Swine Flu Gear
Opportunistic Swine Flu Gear
The USB Surgical Mask Fends Off H1N1 Influenza, Wastes Energy
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73
Emoticon Helmets to Hide Your Feelings
Emoticon Helmets to Hide Your Feelings
The Mask of Emotion
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72
Human Pig Masks
Human Pig Masks
David Castillo Knits Swine Flu Masques, And You Can Too
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71
Masked Avatars
Masked Avatars
Swine Flu Face Masks Take Over Facebook Profile Pictures
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70
Techy Face Masks
Techy Face Masks
Japanese USB Face Masks For Serious Germ-a-Phobes
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69
Gas Mask Kazoos
Gas Mask Kazoos
Creepy and Downright Diabolical Music From The Chemical Wartet
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68
Smog Masks
Smog Masks
10 Global Photos
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67
Siamese Fashion Twins
Siamese Fashion Twins
Terrifying Catwalk Masks
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66
Pop Culture Masquerade Gear
Pop Culture Masquerade Gear
Half-Masks of Famous Faces
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65
Pixelated Masks
Pixelated Masks
Campaign for Anonymous Tips
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64
Zorro Masks and Saris
Zorro Masks and Saris
Michael Jackson As Mikaeel, The Masked Hero
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63
Masquerade Footwear
Masquerade Footwear
These Fantasy Vintage Sandals Are Perfect for a Costume Ball
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62
Eccentric Masked Photography
Eccentric Masked Photography
Hedi Slimane Captures ‘California Teens'
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61
Shielded Styles
Shielded Styles
Masks Make a Major Fashion Statement for Fall 2009
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60
Masquerade Forest Shoots
Masquerade Forest Shoots
Nothing's More Fun Than Wandering the Woods in Costume
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59
Disguised Celebrity Dates
Disguised Celebrity Dates
Pam Anderson's Incognito Companion
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58
Unconventional Portraits
Unconventional Portraits
Aaron Dunn's 'Studies on Narcissism' Features Masks & Funny Faces
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Designer Gas Masks
Designer Gas Masks
Diddo Velema Dominates Fashion Battlefield
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Gorilla Masked Models
Gorilla Masked Models
The Bronx Zoo Drawing Classes
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55
Fishy Face Filters
Fishy Face Filters
Respirator Gill-Like Mask Makes For Cleaner, Safer Workplaces
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54
Monkey-Face Masks
Monkey-Face Masks
Chimpanzee Facial Masks by Mintdesigner Keep Germs at Bay
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53
Mustache Sponsorship
Mustache Sponsorship
‘Just For Men' Awards (Now For Women Too)
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52
Carnavalesque Swine Flu Masks
Carnavalesque Swine Flu Masks
Yoriko Yoshida's Chic Surgical Masks
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51
Handmade Beards
Handmade Beards
Unisex Accessories Inspired by Facial Hair
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50
Facial Hair Purses
Facial Hair Purses
'Beard Bags' Are Weird, Wearable Wallets
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49
Masked Editorials
Masked Editorials
Hedi Slimane Goes West With Masks For Vogue Hommes Japan
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48
Health Masquerades
Health Masquerades
Designer Swine Flu Masks by CheapChampagne
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47
Electric Anti-Aging Masks
Electric Anti-Aging Masks
Rejuvenique RJV10KIT Facial Toner
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46
Faux Facial Hair Fashion
Faux Facial Hair Fashion
Mustache Balaclavas Give American Apparel A Hairy Twist
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45
Mirrored 80s Masks
Mirrored 80s Masks
Kaleidoscopic Fashion Photos For Vogue Italia by Andreas Stavrinides
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44
Fierce Masks
Fierce Masks
Shamewear Replaces Swine Flu Protection for Fall 2009
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Humanimal Masks
Humanimal Masks
Sam Eddy's Unusual Animal Accessories
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Icelandic Hairy Hats
Icelandic Hairy Hats
The Bearded Cap
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Bearded Snow Apparel
Bearded Snow Apparel
Beard Head Hats Give Snowboarders the Lumberjack Look
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40
Bank Robber Fashion
Bank Robber Fashion
The Mask as Accessory
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Personalized Masks to Avoid Annoying People
Personalized Masks to Avoid Annoying People
Decoy Face
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38
Luxury Phantom Masks
Luxury Phantom Masks
Kylie Minogue's Glittery Half-Face Covering in Cannes
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37
Surgical Street Fashion
Surgical Street Fashion
Face Masks Abound in Japan
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36
Cross-Dressing Masked Wrestlers
Cross-Dressing Masked Wrestlers
Mexico's 'Lucha Libre' Troupe
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35
Masked Domestic Divas
Masked Domestic Divas
‘Desperate Housewives' Brings Glamour to the Laundry Room
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34
Cut-Out Mustaches
Cut-Out Mustaches
Nike Vintage Shows Love for Retro Facial Hair
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33
Animal Masks
Animal Masks
Putting the Fun in Sterile Masks
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32
His and Hers Facial Hair
His and Hers Facial Hair
Bride and Groom Wear Matching Mustaches
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31
Masquerade Ball Weddings
Masquerade Ball Weddings
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault Renew Vows in Venice
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30
Masked Chiaroscuro Editorials
Masked Chiaroscuro Editorials
‘Show of Masks' in Vogue Russia
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Incognito Fashion Shows
Incognito Fashion Shows
Martin Margiela's Masked Models
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Masked Models
Masked Models
Richard Burbridge Channels Face-Covered Killers For Livraison Magazine
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Realistic Stick-On Mustaches
Realistic Stick-On Mustaches
Propia Synthetic Facial Hair
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Contorted Shoetography
Contorted Shoetography
Neon Face Mask Surrealism Used To Advertise Footwear
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Cyborg Chic
Cyborg Chic
Dazed Digital Shows Outrageous Plastic Masks For ‘Man Machine' Edition
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Exotic Masked Models
Exotic Masked Models
‘Beauty' Editorial by Vogue Italia
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Steampunk Gas Masks
Steampunk Gas Masks
Retro Reinvented Safety Gear
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Masked Adult Photography
Masked Adult Photography
Unusual Face-Free Erotica from Aaron Dunn
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Viennese Costume Ball Revival
Viennese Costume Ball Revival
Cirque D' Soleil Masks Bring Class to Halloween
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20
Superfluous Virus Prevention
Superfluous Virus Prevention
Macabre Surgical Masks to Fend Off H1N1, aka Swine Flu
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Artisan Leather Masks
Artisan Leather Masks
The Cannabis Leaf Mask Carnival Masks and More
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Quirky Circus Photography
Quirky Circus Photography
Matt Hoyle Shows the Human Side of Circus Performers
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Dior Sport Sun Mask Sunglasses Look Ready for Outer Space
Dior Sport Sun Mask Sunglasses Look Ready for Outer Space
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Creepy Squid Masks
Creepy Squid Masks
Bob Basset Works Leather Into Tentacular Wearable Art
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Humanimal Masks
Humanimal Masks
NorthFur FX Animal Nose Prosthetics
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Surrealist Masks
Surrealist Masks
Creepy Wearable Sculptures
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Retro Chic Eye Masks
Retro Chic Eye Masks
Holly Golightly Sleep Mask Will Make You Want Breakfast at Tiffany's
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12
Masquerade Beauty Photography
Masquerade Beauty Photography
MASK(p)arade by Julia Pogodina
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Superhero Bromances
Superhero Bromances
Robin Gets Intimate With Batman's Mask in Exterface's 'Boywonder'
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10
Head Armor Accessories
Head Armor Accessories
Alexander McQueen's Extreme Warrior Masks Make You A Chic Tinman
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Faceless Masked Editorials
Faceless Masked Editorials
Maison Martin Margiela Feature in Arena Homme Plus
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Gas Mask Baby Art
Gas Mask Baby Art
Freaky Human Anatomy Sculptures by Shu Konishi
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7
Death Masks of the Famous
Death Masks of the Famous
Postmortem Celeb Faces
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6
Gothic Masquerade Editorials
Gothic Masquerade Editorials
Metal Magazine's Masktastic Fashion Spread
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5
Silly Surgical Masks
Silly Surgical Masks
Fun Face Masks to Fend Off Swine Flu Symptoms (UPDATE)
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Face Corsets
Face Corsets
Paddy Hartley's Face-Altering Masks Mimic Plastic Surgery
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Lacy Gothic Accessories
Lacy Gothic Accessories
TotusMel Tatted Masks and Jewelry
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2
Enormous Futuristic Sunglasses
Enormous Futuristic Sunglasses
Maison Martin Margiela Incognito Eyewear
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Hairy Masks
Hairy Masks
Intricate Braiding & Sculptured Hair Editorial for Vision Magazine
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