Nowadays, masquerade ball is not only for birthdays, cotillion, and prom but also during Christmas and Halloween. People look forward to events like this as it can be lots of fun dressing up and be someone different during the event. Some people prefer making their own masks while others take advantage of the convenience ordering from online fancy dress stores. Masks can be made from paper-mache, leather, plaster, metal, fabrics and even feathers. What is important in choosing the type of mask to wear is getting one that is flexible and comfortable especially if you choose one that needs to be tied at the back of the head.

Pick out all the materials that you’ll use and set aside all the other junk that you’ve managed to collect. There’s always next year! Try to assemble your costume in a temporary way using glue, staplers or masking tape to see the whole idea.

You don’t have to settle for the common vampire, witch or ghost costume. The advantage with making your own costume is that you can easily dress up in a theme that fits your personality and most importantly stands out and is unique. You can’t possibly go wrong with these easy to make costume ideas.