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It’s Not Too Early To Be Thinking About A Great Halloween Mask!

Date October 20th, 2010 Comment Comments Off on It’s Not Too Early To Be Thinking About A Great Halloween Mask!

Author: Abigail Franks

Although historical Halloween has some sinister beginnings, today Halloween means dressing up in costumes and having a wonderful time. Parties, dressing up at work, decorating the house all are part of the festivities that have become Halloween. To really get into the whole Halloween thing however must include not only a great costume but also a great Halloween mask. The costume is rather simple to obtain as there are costume shops in most major cities and it’s even possible to order a particular costume on the web for delivery just before Halloween. Although you may now have the clothing to look like your favorite character or monster, your face still is easily recognizable. This is where a high quality Halloween mask can really come into play.

If there’s a choice between a fancy costume or a great Halloween mask and makeup, definitely take the mask. The reason is that although the costume can complete a certain “look” any character you can imagine can also wear basic street clothes. Consider the strong heavily made-up character, a clown. Yes, it’s great to have a funny costume and big shoes, but a clown could also wear a business suit or some pajamas and be just as fun. How about a basic witch or warlock? A good Halloween mask and makeup and a cape can make a wonderful witch. So if the character you want to be for Halloween needs face or hand makeup, remember it’s the Halloween mask and interaction with the character that will be memorable, not the costume.

Halloween masks come in a variety of styles and types. The most popular and easiest to obtain is the full head latex type masks. These are the type that are available in all the Halloween shops that seem to open up the first part of October and disappear November 1st. These masks come pre colored and decorated and unfortunately also look like you’re wearing a mask.

Another option is simply makeup. Theatrical makeup is easily obtained and does a fairly good job if used along with “stick on” type appliances. Appliances are small pieces of pre formed costume latex in shapes like scars, gashes and other more gruesome things. The only problem is that many of the appliances that are easily available tend toward the more gruesome type characters, The idea is to apply the scars etc. first then finish off with the makeup to hide the edges of the appliances. All in all, a good, though somewhat limited Halloween mask idea.

The best idea of all however are full facial appliances. These are theatrical grade latex masks that can are applied directly to your face and give an extremely realistic appearance. These appliances can literally transform anyone into a wide variety of characters. Wizards, warlocks, clowns, monsters, etc. They can even age someone into their 80’s or 90’s. The biggest benefit of these types of Halloween mask is that they allow you the opportunity to become the character. You friends and guests will not remember that you “dressed up” for Halloween but that you actually were that favorite hobbit or troll.

Now however is the time to order your Halloween mask, adhesives, and makeup. It will take a few tries to get it right and you don’t want to worry about it on Halloween night. Take the time now to find that perfect Halloween mask and learn how to make this Halloween the most memorable for everyone.

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New Years Eve – Tips to Keep You Safe

Date December 31st, 2009 Comment Comments Off on New Years Eve – Tips to Keep You Safe

By Jeffrey Meier Platinum Quality Author

Every year we always read about things that happen to people celebrating on New Year’s Eve. In happens all the time, but it doesn’t have to if you follow some really simple tips. We have put together some of the most common tips that you will need to know to have a happy and safe New Years Eve. These are simple that almost anyone can follow to have a great holiday.

New Years Eve seems to get bigger every year and so does the parties around the globe. This means more chances for people to get hurt if they don’t take some simple steps to protect themselves. Of course one of the most common sense one is not to drink and drive. Celebrating the New Year this happens so having someone to drive who isn’t drinking should be number one on the to do list. This way your party will get home safety without any problems. If you don’t want to do that many cities are starting to offer public transportation so you can get home safely. Other options are just-stay at a friend’s house until you can drive if you’re going to drink.

Fireworks it seems are another thing that is associated with New Years Eve and many people use it to light off and bring in the New Year. Several precautions should also be used here so you will have no problems with fireworks. Always have a bucket of water handy just in case something goes wrong. Many people in the cooler climates think snow is the same think as water, but it’s not when dealing with fireworks so keep this in mind. Most of the time things will go off without a hitch, but it never hurts to be prepared. Pets are another issue when you talk about fireworks. They get scared from the loud noises and sometimes will not act like they normally do. This is something that you will want to watch out for. Pets can sometimes do things you really don’t understand to protect themselves.

In the last few years boating has become a bigger part of New Years Eve celebration and accidents can occur on boats as well. In fact accidents on boats can be more deadly than on land. If drinking is going to happen on a boat remember to wear life jackets. No matter if you think they look stupid or bulky they can save your life. When people get drunk many times, they don’t pay attention to how dangerous water can be and death can occur fairly quickly. If you do go boating set ground rules so everyone is familiar with them. This way people know what to expect, another great idea is to partner up with people so you know exactly where there at. Many times people wander away and this is when accidents happen because no one is around in case they get into trouble. Avoid this at all costs.

New Years Eve is a time for celebration, but you need to follow proper safety tips or tragic results can happen. If you follow some of these tips that were talked about above you should have no problem enjoying your New Years Eves’ celebration. Those try and take chances are the ones who usually get hurt or worse cause their own death. Party within reason and you will have another safe and joyous New Years Eve.

Jeffrey Meier at Jam727 Enterprises at blog offers even more detailed information on a wide variety of topics.