This Halloween, the mask will become a mandatory part of our costume. Everyone hates having their costume look ruined with a surgical mask on their face. But if you really want to go out, you have to wear a mask to keep everyone safe!
There won’t be trick-or-treating, nor costume parties with your friends and family. But you can still go out and walk around the neighborhood, scaring the occasional curious eyes looking out the window. All with these masks designed solely to scare the hell out of people!
Did you know that high-end brands have been scrawling to adjust to the ‘new normal’ life since the pandemic hit? Major brands have released their own branded face masks ranging from $15 to $28 in general. And of course, as you can guess, there is always ‘the most expensive’ title for this new trending category.
The world’s most expensive face mask is the Yvel Co -19 Protective Mask, commissioned by a Chinese billionaire. The businessman paid a staggering amount of US$1.5 million for Israeli jewelry house Yvel. It has 250 grams of 18-carat white gold and 3,600 black and white diamonds that are naturally sourced.
Most people still don’t understand if cloth masks actually protect people. Mix signals sent by professional healthcare workers and the government continues to confuse people. MIT Medical answers the question: in short, no, it doesn’t protect you as well as a medical-grade mask such as the N95. But there is a reason why you still need to wear it.
A cloth mask, especially one with multiple layers, helps prevent the spread of a virus. In a medical setting, people with cough and cold have always been advised to wear one to prevent its spread. However, one case of a man who boarded a flight with dry cough and later confirmed covid-19 infection have worn the mask for the whole flight and did not infect anyone else.
On a more cheerful note, creative minds have not led this emergency to put a halt to their ideas! Professional makeup artists such as Cynthia Pinedo have always loved Halloween and see this as an opportunity to make scary masks.
People are also continuing to celebrate Halloween without the part where they gather together. There may not be trick-or-treating for the kids or costume parties, but dressing up is still fun! Zoom parties are happening worldwide, and social media made it super easy to share their Halloween costume ideas!
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