Made from cotton and polyester, this fabric mask gives the impression of a skull face breaking up with… what, are they tears? Can’t be. Some of the shadowy fissures reach upwards as well.
The mask is made by the Alexander Shop Gift of Etsy and comes in various styles.
Geek Native likes this black and white style but please note some of the other variants lean heavily on Day of the Dead symbology with a sugar skull approach.
That might not be appropriate for everyone. If you deem Day of the Dead to be cultural, rather than religious, and Halloween to have been stripped entirely of its cultural significance then dressing up to partake in one festival with imagery from another would be wrong.
The crying skull, though, suffers no such awkward balance of cultural significance if all you want is a spooky face covering for Halloween!
What is this? For more than a decade Geek Native, a Scottish blog, has marked the approach of Halloween with a masked countdown. Visit the 12 Masks of Halloween archive to explore what’s gone before.