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Halloween Masks and Headpieces

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Real owls have feathers radiating from the edges of their eyes, giving them their distinctive inquisitive look. These colorful rings, formed by layers of ruffled crepe paper, mimic that effect.

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The black cat is a symbol of superstition, but how could a creature as charming as this bring bad luck? Crepe-paper markings play up the feline features of the mask, and the eyes peering out are rimmed in black makeup for a shadowy effect.

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Elaborate masks worn at Venice's famed "Carnevale" inspired these avian creations. The long nose on this papier-mache mask becomes a bird's beak, surrounded by crepe-paper plumage in gray or yellow. This mask calls for two types of crepe paper: thick florist crepe paper in gold, and regular (or fine) crepe paper in the remaining colors.