We've kind of gotten used to a mandatory accessory that we have to wear whenever we go out in public―a face mask. And even if you've started to forget how people's faces (besides your own) look, it doesn't have to be boring at all! Artists from around the world are turning to creativity and talent to cope and make the most of their time during this outbreak. They are coming up with the most fashion-forward, interesting, or bizarre face masks (like this Icelandic artist with creepy mouth-themed knitted masks).

Austrian artist Matthias Kretschmer put his unique creative spin on the current situation and challenged himself to craft a cool and rather unconventional mask a day during his time in lockdown.

"Since there are no exhibitions and/or sales at the moment, I wanted to keep myself busy and my friends entertained. Since we have mask obligation in public places in Austria, I wanted to create a new mask every day. Some are based on the news, some are more entertaining, some are challenges or ideas by friends. I want to spread the message of taking the corona crisis seriously, but at least with some humor. I guess it helps us to go through the whole thing, both me and the people who are entertained by my masks," the artist told Bored Panda.

More info: Instagram

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Frumencio Jabonga
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3 weeks ago

This even cooler.

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MsM
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3 weeks ago

All out of fava beans and chianti?

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Cat
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3 weeks ago

love the earrings!

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Cécile Voltolin
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3 weeks ago

Buffone

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MsM
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3 weeks ago

"I'm a monkey man" ~ Rolling Stones

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Amelia Sober
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3 weeks ago

i luv this one so much! meow!

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Arya Nagale
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3 weeks ago

love it. great job

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Bored Person
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2 weeks ago

Wow , love the extra eye

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J Rob
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3 weeks ago

Ha ha ha ha Zoidberg!

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jevais
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3 weeks ago

ZZ Top!

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pei meow
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3 weeks ago

Pinocchio!

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MsM
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3 weeks ago

Yo Adrian!

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MsM
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3 weeks ago

Another Silence of the Lambs reference for the excellence

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jevais
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3 weeks ago

Ah Dali, I Recognize you.

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MsM
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3 weeks ago

We're gonna need a bigger mask XD

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Felipe StillChill
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3 weeks ago

Oui oui

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Amelia Sober
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3 weeks ago

the bunny goes hop hop hop hop hop and something like that.

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Cat
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3 weeks ago

well that's creepy

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Freya the Wanderer
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2 weeks ago

SPOON!!!

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Elaine Mattingly
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3 weeks ago

Show some of your paintings please. Your art work is great.

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Arya Nagale
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3 weeks ago

ick

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Felipe StillChill
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3 weeks ago

I wAnT tO pLaY a GaMe

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Freya the Wanderer
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2 weeks ago

Birds of a feather...

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Cat
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3 weeks ago

that's a cool cyclops!

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Andrew Gibb
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3 weeks ago

so glad the fake thing was in the corner

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Amelia Sober
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3 weeks ago

ah man, foiled again!

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Cat
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3 weeks ago

love this one

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Baron Simone Von Bianco
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3 weeks ago

Jaws from 007. Nice.

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MsM
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3 weeks ago

Lemmy? XD

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Lilyian Cutsforth
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2 weeks ago

OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mavi Hava
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2 weeks ago

HE'S HERE, THE PHANTOM OF THE OOOPERAAAAAA!

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Gudula
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2 weeks ago

ArtMUC Art Fair in Munich, Germany (hopefully back in October) www.artmuc.info

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Gudula
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2 weeks ago

Very creative artist who invents art masks to keep himself busy and his friends entertained. Great result!

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