Historically, masquerade balls were a big part of costume parties during the 16th century Italian Renaissance. Masks were used for elaborate dances held for members of the upper classes, and were particularly popular in Venice.
Today, nods to the masquerade era are still popular in society parties, social parties and wedding themes – and, not to forget, are always a given in the photo booth kit.
We take a look at five fabulous masks from Masks HQ , where you can order online for great prices and fast postage is promised.
Mask HQ Metal Filigree Masquerade Mask with Tear Drop Crystals, $50.