zGrown-up movie masks are high on the FX, artistic detailing and scare factor. Downside: most masks restrict your field of vision, impair your hearing, shouldn't be worn while operating a car or heavy machinery. No smoking, swimming or sleeping in them either. Sca-a-ry. Upside? Pull it on and, presto, an instant bitchin' costume that'll scare the shit out of all your friends.
Most masks are made form latex - be warned if you're allergic. And, as with anything containing your head, it'll get hot as hell, so apply baby powder to stay drier. Trim the eyeholes on your masks for increased vision, but keep the snipping minimal. If too much gets cut off, the integrity of the mask can be ruined.
Pick a character, perfect your maniacal cackle and get ready for scarin' the night away.
Deluxe Freddy Krueger with removable hat ( 1 , Malabar , 14 McCaul, 416-598-2581, $72). Oversized Gollum ( 2 , Malabar, $75).
"Plastic Man" face mask ( 3 , Malabar, $25). Michael Myers ( 4 , Theatrix , 284 King West, 416-977-3113, $54).
"Devilicious" street demon ( 5 , It's My Party , 423 Danforth, 416-469-2223, $18). Skull mask with movable mouth ( 6 , It's My Party, $30).
Oversized Betty Boop ( 7 , Theatrix, $108). Glow-in-the-dark goalie mask ( 8 , Value Village , 2119 Danforth, 416-698-0621, and others, $3).
Demi-troll with tuque ( 9 , Zellers , 2290 Dundas West, 416-534-9231, and others, $9). Gauzy zombie with hood ( 10 , Zellers, $13).
Troll with mohawk ( 11 , It's My Party, $25). Second-hand ghoul ( 12 , Value Village, $3).
Texas Chainsaw Massacre leather face ( 13 , Malabar, $60). Dripping blood skull mask ( 14 , Zellers, $15).
Foam ghost mask ( 15 , Dollar Joint , 1499 Gerrard East, 416-465-0915, and others, $1). Pierced henchman ( 16 , Zellers, $9). Pig head ( 17 , Theatrix, $20).