Posts Tagged ‘Masquerade Masks For Prom’
Our fascination with masking our own identity, or donning another’s, for just a night, has led to a longstanding love affair with masquerade balls. As popular today, as they were with European and Elizabethan royalty, they now find their place at dances, carnivals and parades. They have also served as inspiration to literature, art, theater and the movies. They are prominent in most movies where the indulgences of royalty are being emphasized or, royal bacchanals are being depicted. For me, the word masquerade takes me back to the famous masked ball scene in The Phantom of the Opera. Read the rest of this entry »
Masquerade Masks For Women
People know that masquerade is used to define someone who is trying to hide their identity or be secretive. The masquerade masks date back to the twelfth century. It was used in the Venetian carnival to hide a persons identity. Much of the time wealthy socials would have had consequences for socializing with commoners but while wearing this mask they had much more freedom.
During the Italian Renaissance they were used for balls, parties and celebrations. These celebrations were very elegant and luxurious. The people of the high society held these gatherings. While wearing the mask Read the rest of this entry »
The problem of wearing a masquerade mask for those that are spectacle wearers has long been a problem.
If you are attending a masquerade ball you still want to take part in the most important aspect of the event, the wearing of a mask. However finding a masquerade mask that will fit comfortably over glasses is a nightmare but there are a few options open to you.
The simplest way round the glasses issue is to simply purchase a masquerade mask on a stick. With this mask you merely hold the mask in Read the rest of this entry »
The use of Venetian masquerade masks originated from Venice, Italy for their festival. This kind of mask was worn during the Carnival that was first documented use was shown as far back as the 13th century.
During the carnival in Venice, people used masks to hide their true faces and be able to mingle with people of different social standings. This way their identity and social status are kept hidden. This is also true for today’s masquerade parties where Venetian masquerade masks are worn. Wearing of Venetian masks was more favoured by the upper classes during Read the rest of this entry »