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What makes The Purge movies tick? I’ll tell you why. It’s much closer to reality than any other horror movies we’ve seen. The crimes are driven by the most base of human desires – or none at all. It’s a frightening thought, I tell you. However, the movies have also made it a great idea to host a Purge-themed Halloween party – minus the killing, of course. One of the things that stick out during The Purge is that people wore regular, everyday clothes.
They might have added some details like the obvious wear and tear from running around the block, but they always wore the scary masks. These masks look mysterious and they add either a certain comic relief or a more terrifying element to the whole event. If you’re looking to host such a party, I’ve got a list of masks that will surely make it a Halloween party to remember. Skip the regular horror costumes and go with something more modern this year.
The Purge movie franchise is known for its sinister concepts. The crime spree is one thing, but have you seen the creepy masks the characters wore? Perhaps one of the scariest and most evil-looking of them all is this mask that just makes your hair stand on end.
The worn-out effect, the cross in the middle of the forehead, the sewn-shut effect on the mouth, and the black paint that appears to be trickling down from the eye holes all add up to make this one of the creepiest masks ever. If you’re planning on using this for your Purge costume, all you need to do is sport a hoodie and some tattered jeans. The outfit doesn’t matter. It’s all about the mask – and your inner maniac, of course.
Sure, Uncle Creepy is already a successful horror character, but there’s no reason for you to exclude him from your Purge-themed Halloween party. If you’re itching to go the extra mile and be scarier than usual, then this is the perfect mask for you. It has all of the elements of the ideal mask for that fictional day where you get to commit the most heinous crimes without any thought for the consequences.
The details alone will let you know that this is going to be such a huge hit. It’s officially licensed by the folks from the Creepy comics, so you know this is the real deal. I’m telling you, there will be nightmares on the day you wear this mask. There’s just something about those eyes that make you think they’re following you around with a murderous gaze.
Another great addition to your Purge costume is this creepy mask with a more modern twist. This mask takes the cake for being both cool and terrifying. It’s a black mask with LED lights. You can set it up so that the lights are lit steadily, flashing slowly, or flashing quickly. It’s not just a fun mask, but it’s a scary one, too.
The LED wires form an ‘X’ across each eye hole, and gives the appearance of the mouth being sewn shut with it. It looks much better when it lights up, though. It takes two AA batteries to light this baby up, but it’s a great investment. Light up the streets at night on Halloween and be the envy of Halloween party-goers. After Halloween is over, you can keep this mask and use it at the next EDM party that you’re attending.
Have you ever wondered what’s behind Mona Lisa’s smile? Could it be that she’s holding a secret dear to her, and Leonardo DaVinci just happens to capture that knowing look? Well, that may be a mystery for another day, but there’s another smile that people would be dying to see. This mask gives an element of eerie mystery to your Purge costume.
The prominent cheekbones only adds to the creepy factor that makes this mask a spine-tingling success. It’s made of latex and fits comfortably around the curves of the face. The best thing about this mask? You don’t have to worry about smiling at your guests anymore. It looks bizarre yet the feel is realistic, which makes it much more devious.
Creepypasta has been a solid resource for all things creepy. Eric Knudsen surely wasn’t expecting it to go viral when he came up with the concept of Slenderman – our modern-day bogeyman. Countless children have lost sleep over worrying whether the Slenderman was going to peek through their bedroom window. If you want to harness that kind of fear from your audience this Halloween, then you better get yourself this mask.
It doesn’t matter if you’re just using it for a Purge-themed costume party, you’ll surely hear people shrieking out of fear when they see you. It’s the same level of creepiness that you would associate with the participants of The Purge. This mask has a realistic skin feel to it, and I’m not even sure which part’s creepier – the fact that it doesn’t have a mouth hole, or that it’s got these black, blank eye sockets. People will run in the opposite direction, wondering if you’re really just in a costume, or if you’ve come to participate in The Purge with your mouthless, game face on.
One of the things I don’t understand about some participants of The Purge is the masks. Why do they have to wear them if the crime spree is free-for-all? And why, oh, why should they wear the creepiest-looking masks? Is it because it makes them more terrifying? Possibly. Maybe they’re trying to hide behind the mask because they don’t want people to know who they really are. Regardless of the reasons, participating in this even means you have to be at your worst behavior.
You need a good, solid mask that will tell others you mean business. Now, while the Man Behind the Wall is already an existing persona, there’s no stopping you from using his face to cause rampant chaos around your neighborhood. This scary mask comes in solid white and has the effect of blood dripping out of the eye holes and the mouth. It’s the perfect mask for someone who’s about to get busy during The Purge, right?
Are you hungry for more masks to wear to this year’s Halloween party? I’ve got more options below, so take your pick! Make sure you make your Purge costume stand out.
Creepy Face Adult Mask
Adult Clown #4 Mask
Vertigo Adult Mask
Adult Scary Laughing Man Mask
Suicide Squad Goat Overhead Mask
Adult Sphynx Cat Mask
Adult Creepy Giggles Clown Mask
Images from HalloweenCostumes.com, Amazon.com