Face masks. They’re on most of our minds (and faces) these days. From simple surgical masks and super-expensive masks to DIY solutions, it seems that nearly everyone has at least one mask to protect them from the coronavirus when they go outside. However, some people are facing this crisis in style and have designed incredibly creative and unique face masks. While others are going for pop culture references with their own masks.

Bored Panda has collected some of the most awesome face masks that people are wearing or made with their own two hands, so scroll down, upvote your faves, and let us know in the comments which ones you loved the most! (My personal favorite is the Facehugger one from Alien.)

#1

Face Mask

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Jim Kang
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5 months ago

I like it!

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#2

Face Mask

21 Y.O. Student makes face masks for the deaf and hard of hearing

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Llewella
Community Member
5 months ago

I work as a cassier. I can hear loud sounds, but need to read lips to know what is beiing said. Normally I just struggle with the big beards... But now I have to ask people to nod because they wear a mask. Yes? No?

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#3

Creative-Unique-Masks

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Draco Malfoy
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5 months ago

The fact that they did a legit photoshoot is dedication.

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Bored Panda spoke with Cristina Rodo about her awesome Facehugger mask. According to her, she made the mask to participate in the coronavirus mask competition from Fiberart Fever. "It took me about three all days to do. It's wet felted and then needle felted, for the details."

"After I submitted it for the competition, I shared it on several art groups and people went absolutely crazy (in one of them I already had 3k likes and counting). I wasn't really expecting that. 

Most people think it's real cool. Many say they are scared/repulsed by the it, but still admire it. It's supposed to be scary, it's a life sucker, like the virus itself."

#4

Comes With A Ventilator

Comes with a ventilator.

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
5 months ago

Awesome, I love the face hugger mask.

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#5

No Mask? No Problem

"No Mask? No Problem

A guy who used to work in the movie FX industry made himself a mask for the pandemic. I think it looks awesome."

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Flisey
Community Member
5 months ago

Are you my mummy?

DKS 001
Community Member
5 months ago

LOL omg .... that was one of the creepiest episodes

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
5 months ago

It's a full facemask, people. Do you really think mouths work like that? He's a visual effects specialist.

JessG
Community Member
5 months ago

Who thinks that? Everyone can see how it works I think

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Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
5 months ago

He wins. The rest on this list have to be at least this level.

ispeak catanese
Community Member
5 months ago

It's unnerving.

Sharee Earle
Community Member
5 months ago

Gas mask zombie Doctor Who

Garth Robinson
Community Member
5 months ago

What would the aliens think.................

backatya
Community Member
5 months ago

Dumb ass human lol

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spirit wolf
Community Member
5 months ago

Hilarious and creepy. I want!!

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
5 months ago

After I saw that episode, I rang my daughter and asked her “Are you my Mummy” and scared the life out of her. Best episode ever!

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
5 months ago

They are becoming a true extension of ourselves...

My O My
Community Member
5 months ago

That took me a while

Felipe StillChill
Community Member
5 months ago

Holy crap

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
5 months ago

That is brilliant!

Slune
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh, my first thought was: He has a bigger mouth than Jagger!

Lyop
Community Member
5 months ago

Omg, this is so freaky!!

Vanessa Earle
Community Member
5 months ago

Again..scared

Debi Sayer
Community Member
5 months ago

What is that? A grinder? lol

Lululoohoo
Community Member
5 months ago

Omg freaky!

Mandy Davis
Community Member
5 months ago

I’d so wear this!!

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
5 months ago

Creepy as... well, you know. Disturbing too!

TheDivineMs.M
Community Member
5 months ago

It's creeping me out

Jim Kang
Community Member
5 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Adam C
Community Member
5 months ago

Mask from Stark inc.

Jes Hansen
Community Member
3 weeks ago

So cool

Jane Jester
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s cool give me one so I can freak people out lol

Kay Funke
Community Member
2 months ago

It won’t work the mask has to cover the nose 2

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope. This is just to stupid.

Gary Marriner
Community Member
4 months ago

Big mouth

Danielle Williams
Community Member
4 months ago

I almost believed his mouth stretched that much, almost.

John Augsburger
Community Member
4 months ago

I think there's a real beauty in it. Look how much chat it's generated!

Beth Kinzy
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh my word!

Ava Lewis
Community Member
5 months ago

oh lord please tell me those are not his real lips i hope its fake skin or something

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh goodness, took a minute to see the whole mask!!!

Warren Eakins
Community Member
5 months ago

Amazing.

Curious Cat
Community Member
5 months ago

ok.. i'd rather get the virus than look that stupid.

Rose the Cook
Community Member
5 months ago

What about the uncovered nose?

King Panda
BoredPanda Staff
5 months ago

It's covered. Take a better look :)

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Mary Jaye
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5 months ago

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gonna stretch out your lips after a while.

Leyna Dale
Community Member
5 months ago

I really hope ur joking!

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Human #1,232,867
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5 months ago

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You need the same in your nose...

Nianudd
Community Member
5 months ago

It is covered, you can see the line under his glasses

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Chris DiFonso
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5 months ago

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Good luck keeping that in for a long time. And even if you can manage to, your muscles will be permanently stretched out.

blugeagua
Community Member
5 months ago

That is actually not his face but a mask he's wearing. Look closer at it.

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#6

That Is Amazing

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Joanna Patton
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5 months ago

I love your husband too. <3

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Cristina revealed that she's a big fan of the Alien movies and of movies in general.

"The quarantine hasn't affected me that much since I already worked from home, I'm a fiber artist. Still working, like usual. Now my husband and (big) kid are grounded too, but we all get along very well so it's peaceful," she told us about how her family's dealing with the quarantine.

#7

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BiLal Asif
Community Member
5 months ago

The contagious smile

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#8

Finally, A Mask A Girl Can Get Behind

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John Augsburger
Community Member
4 months ago

That's a look!

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#9

Fashion In The Time Of The Corona Virus

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Draco Malfoy
Community Member
5 months ago

Beautiful!

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Common sense dictates that any mask is better than no mask, right? When it comes to protecting yourself during the pandemic, it’s better to be safe than sorry. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t look cool and majestic! From witch doctor masks to artistic masterpieces, people are showing a lot of creativity even when things are looking grim.

But do face masks really work against the coronavirus and do they protect you? A lot of countries believe so. For instance, some places like Lombardy, in Italy, made wearing face masks mandatory. Meanwhile, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend people at least wear “cloth face coverings” when they’re outside. The CDC even posted instructions on how to make them.

#10

Getting Ready To Go Out For A Supply Run!!

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Phyllis Mangum
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow this good.

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#11

South Korean Solution To Drink While Wearing Masks.

South Korean solution to drink while wearing masks.

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Draco Malfoy
Community Member
5 months ago

Smart, but I know that some idiot is gonna use it to smoke. -_-

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#12

Jersey And Studs

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Daniel Mason
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5 months ago

Quarantine haircut to match

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Part of the reason why there are recommendations to wear DIY face masks is to make sure that US medical workers get access to the limited supply of protective equipment. Simply put, some doctors and nurses are using their own homemade masks at the moment. But they need real equipment because they’re on the frontlines in the fight against Covid-19.

Paul Hunter at the University of East Anglia and his colleagues analyzed 31 studies about how effective face masks are. “Our view is that there was some evidence of a degree of protection, but it wasn’t great. So we still don’t effectively know if face masks in the community work,” he said. Though the findings are inconclusive, I’ll repeat myself: it’s better to be safe than sorry. So get working on those unique face masks, dear Pandas!

#13

Wooden Face Mask

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CodingGirl04
Community Member
5 months ago

Is that wood? That's so cool!

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#14

Sf, Ca Artist Creates Realistic-Looking Custom Respirator Masks That Unlocks Iphones

"Sf, Ca artist creates realistic-looking custom respirator masks that unlocks Iphones"

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
5 months ago

When face recognition for your phone is a priority, you know your life is messed up.

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#15

Creative-Unique-Masks

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Draco Malfoy
Community Member
5 months ago

Imagine being like 4 and seeing this at the supermarket!

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#16

Keep Safe Everyone. Thailand Inspired Headdress And Mask Made By Hand

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Draco Malfoy
Community Member
5 months ago

When you ask that nigerian prince for a picture to prove he's real before sending money. (DON'T ACTUALLY DO THIS)

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#17

Protect Yourself. You Might Not Feel It But Being Carrier Of Covid-19

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Annemarie Mattheyse
Community Member
5 months ago

badass!

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#18

Prototype Is Ready. More Characters Coming Soon

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Norma
Community Member
5 months ago

Lecter? Izzat you?

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#19

Finished Up My Custom Respirator Today.

"Finished up my custom respirator today."

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Csaba Hegedűs
Community Member
5 months ago

This is seriously badass.

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#20

Creative-Unique-Masks

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Jeff Diamond
Community Member
5 months ago

Spider-mask! Spider-mask! Does whatever a Spider-mask does...

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#21

I Decided To Add Some Fresh Spring Vibes To Your 'Heavy Luxury' Style

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Ian Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

It filters better when you're nude.

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#22

Creative-Unique-Masks

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
5 months ago

I feel distracted.... Not focusing on the mask too much because the hair are hiding it, maybe.

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