By now, COVID-19 face masks have become an accepted part of our daily lives. According to Healthline, even once the pandemic is finally over, nearly three-quarters of people will continue wearing masks while in public. Perhaps unsurprisingly, masks have since become their own sort of fashion statement.
After all, if you have to wear a particular article of clothing, you might as well look good doing so, right?
Over the past year and a half, we’ve seen some unique, creative, and downright cool designs. Today, we’re going to showcase a few of our favorites. Have a look, and see if you can’t find one that catches your eye.
We’ll start with one of our favorites. Designed and manufactured by The LED Hat, the LED display on these masks can be customized in basically whatever way you see fit through a companion app. The mask also comes preloaded with a variety of neat designs.
There’s…really not a lot to say about this rather bizarre entry. It’s your face. On a mask. For some reason?
Want to pay homage to one of the most legendary villains in science fiction history while also protecting yourself from the coronavirus? You can do that. The mask is 3D printed from 90% eco-friendly materials and ships with a replaceable PP filter.
When we said we wanted to relive the 20s, we meant without having to live through another global pandemic. But hey, if we’re going to be facing down a plague, we might as well draw on another era for some fashion and style advice, no?
If you want to add a little bit of steampunk flair to your protective efforts, this hand-crafted leather mask is an excellent choice. The mask includes a pocket for a filter and two ventilation pockets for additional protection. It ships with a Polyester Diadora filter preinstalled, along with a spare filter.
If you want to show everyone how not to wear a mask, here’s a design that’s custom-tailored for you. The artist will even tailor your own face onto the mask for a bit of extra shock factor.
Here’s one that’s a bit more practical. The pandemic has, after all, been especially difficult for the hard of hearing — for anyone who relies on lip reading as part of their day-to-day communication. This mask makes things a bit easier for them.
Whether you’re a fan of Mortal Kombat or really just want to dress up like a mystical ice ninja, this full-size mask is based on the character from the 2021 film. Printed from biodegradable PLA plastic, it also ships with an accompanying machine-washable face mask.
The memes basically write themselves.
Lightweight, hand-painted, and 3D printed, this stylish mask is designed to be worn either on its own or with a cloth mask. Please note that if you wear it on its own, it will not offer any protection from COVID-19. We want to assume that would go without saying, but at this point, we aren’t leaving anything to chance.