Plague Doctors Mask

Due to the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 and the WHO declaration of a worldwide pandemic, medical-grade masks have become a requirement for hospital staff everywhere. Everyone else in quarantine is required to wear some form of a mask when stepping out in public. This has created a demand for both fabric masks and plague doctor masks, the latter becoming a way for people to express themselves and make a fashion statement and as a form of self-expression.

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From where did the real Plague Doctor Masquerade Mask and Costume come?

Watching people wearing these bird beak masks and hats bodysuits remind of the Seventeenth Century when a different pandemic “Bubonic Plague” caused enormous harm. At that time, plague doctors used to dress similarly. They used to wear long leather suits that covered them entirely from head to toe.

How did the Plague Doctor Mask Costume help?

These suits had long beaks and glass eyes. The beak had small holes in it. Doctors used the elongated beak for storing some medicinal, aromatic materials. The fragrance of the ground spices such as camphor, mint, cloves, myrrh, or dried flowers like rose, or a vinegar sponge were used.

They believed that doing so will help to protect themselves and others from the infected air. At that time, those all, helped a lot in combatting the effects of the contagious miasma.

Fanciful Plague Doctor Masquerade Mask by Masquerade Store!

This Jackdaw plague doctor cosplay masquerade mask made with faux leather and metal rivets. Adjustable buckle in back. Lightweight and comfortable to wear. Shaded plastic lens for viewing. Holes under the beak for easy breathing. You can wear this beautiful piece over your fabric or filter mask and make your own statement!

Statutory Disclaimer: Please read it before you buy Plague Mask from the Masquerade Store.

No matter how much we wish that it was once again possible to fight this pandemic by wearing similar kinds of the suit! But this is only a costume mask and not intended for protection against any harmful gases or airborne bacteria. These are still very ideal for costume events/festivals like Burning Man, Comic-Con, concerts, Mad Max, Raves, Halloween parties, raves, Wasteland, Anime Expos!