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44 Sneaky Facial Disguises

From Beautiful Masks to Creepy Shields

— January 29, 2009 — Art & Design
Hide your face, hide your true identity, right? People having been wearing masks for centuries, and continue to do so today.

Some facial covers are decorative, like wedding masks, quince masks and those that come to mind when you think of elegant masquerade balls. Masks are also used as a way to protect our orifices, such as gas masks, or more commonly in today’s times, to shield lungs from smog in high-pollution countries like China.

This cluster highlights some of the most innovative masks we’ve seen today, from distraction blinders for office workers, to emotion-disguising bobbleheads, and the more traditional in between.
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Emergency Crews Add Oxygen Masks for Pets
Emergency Crews Add Oxygen Masks for Pets
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Olympic Masks
Olympic Masks
US Cycling Team Prepared for Beijing Smog
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41
Masked Mailmen
Masked Mailmen
Royal Mail Workers Dress Up As Favorite Film Characters for LOVEFiLM
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40
Drag Queens and Masked Dogs
Drag Queens and Masked Dogs
Venice Carnival
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39
Paranoia Theftvertising
Paranoia Theftvertising
'Unmask the Truth' Implies Everyone's a Crook
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38
Using Handbags as Masks
Using Handbags as Masks
Karl Lagerfeld at Paris Fashion Week 2008
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37
Multi-Cigarette Smoking Accessories
Multi-Cigarette Smoking Accessories
Cancer Fashion Masks
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36
Political Halloween Masks
Political Halloween Masks
Sarah Palin Costume Accessories
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35
Emoticon Helmets to Hide Your Feelings
Emoticon Helmets to Hide Your Feelings
The Mask of Emotion
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34
Techy Face Masks
Techy Face Masks
Japanese USB Face Masks For Serious Germ-a-Phobes
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33
Sculpted Skateboards
Sculpted Skateboards
Corbusboard Gasmask, Skeleton and Artistic Aluminum Decks
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32
Smog Masks
Smog Masks
10 Global Photos
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31
Siamese Fashion Twins
Siamese Fashion Twins
Terrifying Catwalk Masks
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30
Pop Culture Masquerade Gear
Pop Culture Masquerade Gear
Half-Masks of Famous Faces
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29
Pixelated Masks
Pixelated Masks
Campaign for Anonymous Tips
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28
Zorro Masks and Saris
Zorro Masks and Saris
Michael Jackson As Mikaeel, The Masked Hero
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27
Arresting Attire
Arresting Attire
TG Military Clothing Makes You Salute
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26
Gorilla Masked Models
Gorilla Masked Models
The Bronx Zoo Drawing Classes
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25
Designer Gas Masks
Designer Gas Masks
Diddo Velema Dominates Fashion Battlefield
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24
Electric Anti-Aging Masks
Electric Anti-Aging Masks
Rejuvenique RJV10KIT Facial Toner
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23
Distraction Blinder
Distraction Blinder
The Office Collar by Simon Brewster
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22
War & Torture Editorials
War & Torture Editorials
VMAN “Warriors”
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21
Bank Robber Fashion
Bank Robber Fashion
The Mask as Accessory
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20
Personalized Masks to Avoid Annoying People
Personalized Masks to Avoid Annoying People
Decoy Face
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19
Superhero Makeup
Superhero Makeup
Supermodels at the Met Ball
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18
Cross-Dressing Masked Wrestlers
Cross-Dressing Masked Wrestlers
Mexico's 'Lucha Libre' Troupe
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17
Animal Masks
Animal Masks
Putting the Fun in Sterile Masks
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16
Masked Chiaroscuro Editorials
Masked Chiaroscuro Editorials
‘Show of Masks' in Vogue Russia
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15
Incognito Fashion Shows
Incognito Fashion Shows
Martin Margiela's Masked Models
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14
Gas Mask Portraits
Gas Mask Portraits
Michel Valentino's Wasteland Children
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13
Exotic Masked Models
Exotic Masked Models
‘Beauty' Editorial by Vogue Italia
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12
Steampunk Gas Masks
Steampunk Gas Masks
Retro Reinvented Safety Gear
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11
Viennese Costume Ball Revival
Viennese Costume Ball Revival
Cirque D' Soleil Masks Bring Class to Halloween
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10
Artisan Leather Masks
Artisan Leather Masks
The Cannabis Leaf Mask Carnival Masks and More
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9
Gas Mask Fashion
Gas Mask Fashion
Aitor Throup's Strange Suit
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8
Humanimal Masks
Humanimal Masks
NorthFur FX Animal Nose Prosthetics
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7
Surrealist Masks
Surrealist Masks
Creepy Wearable Sculptures
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6
Masquerade Beauty Photography
Masquerade Beauty Photography
MASK(p)arade by Julia Pogodina
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5
Faceless Masked Editorials
Faceless Masked Editorials
Maison Martin Margiela Feature in Arena Homme Plus
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4
Torture Couture
Torture Couture
John Galliano Prisoner of War Fashions?
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3
Gas Mask Baby Art
Gas Mask Baby Art
Freaky Human Anatomy Sculptures by Shu Konishi
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2
Death Masks of the Famous
Death Masks of the Famous
Postmortem Celeb Faces
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1
Gothic Masquerade Editorials
Gothic Masquerade Editorials
Metal Magazine's Masktastic Fashion Spread
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