The ‘Masquerade Prom’ is one of the most elegant, exciting and imaginative themes you can have for your Prom. It oozes mystery, giving the mask wearer more self confidence to shine on your night by ‘hiding’ behind your mask. Masquerade can also work with any theme as well as a stand alone theme ie. celebrity masquerade, themed colours, circus masquerade or a full on traditional costume masquerade.
Masquerade Prom Masks
As well as the year long search to find that perfect dress, you have the ability to wow your fellow Prom goers with a masquerade prom mask that is unique to you and compliments your whole attire. If your dress is highly embellished, then you might prefer something less OTT and choose an elegant & simple prom mask, leaving the focus on your gown.
Or, you can go completely over the top and have an elaborate prom mask, decorated with an array of feathers, embellished with pearls & Swarovski Crystals.
Of course when dressing for a Masquerade, it isn’t as simple as finding any old mask. It is all about matching your face to the mask – which is crucial to both shaping and contouring your face to bring the best out of your gown. The fuller Venetian mask shape, for example, like the many decorated Venetian styles at Masque Boutique, covers the eyes, cheeks and sometimes the nose for the ultimate disguise. For a woman who isn’t afraid to let her personality shine through, there are masquerade prom masks that are less traditional or which offer less coverage than other models; such as the range of ‘metal filigree laser cut’masks, or the simple eye mask which covers just the eye area (like the stunning Ice Blue & Crystal Mask below). (see our Mask Buying Guide for sizing)
Full Shaped Ornate Baroque Prom Mask
metal filigree laser cut masks
Domino style eye mask in various colours
Masquerade Feather Prom Mask
If you are struggling to match your Prom Mask to your dress, then here are some suggestions of how to go about it:-
1) Choose a darker, lighter or mixed tones that compliment your existing dress colour.
2) Find a mask that matches the colour of your accessories or features of your dress:
3) Colour match: like this elegant white gown with our gorgeous white & swarovski crystal venetian mask
Gallery for inspiration.
For UK prom dresses, perfect for your Masquerade Prom, try these companies:-
If you’re shaking out your gown and dusting off those high heels ready to take to the floor at a May Ball this summer, you are in good company.
May Balls were the highlight of the Summer Season when the social elite of society came together to mingle. If you were a young lady of marriageable age you might even receive a proposal from a suitable young man!
May Week is a circuit of balls and garden parties hosted by Cambridge colleges in the week before final exams. May Ball Madness(How many can you go to?) kicks off on June 13th 2014with colleges competing to put on the most extravagant and memorable events with headlining acts a well-kept secret until the night itself. You can see the May Week Calendar 2014 here.
And… even if you don’t go to Cambridge, many other universities and colleges now host their own May Week Madness in June. Go Google for tickets!
Hang On….Why Should the Grown-Ups Have All the Fun?
Quite right too!
Along comes the Promwith its British Twist. UK teens took the name along with the theme, the glamour, the dress, the black tie, the heels …and of course the car. The Prom is the closing event of the year for students leaving high school, secondary school or college.
Not all summer balls are formal black tie affairs. Thankfully, many Charity Balls, May Balls and Prom Balls don’t have rigid dress code, so you can dare to be different.Masquerade Themesabound: colour, costume, style, drama and glitz are in…. and a touch of mystery will always set you apart from the crowd.
Take a trip to Italy to see how Masquerade masksand luxurious costumes add spice, excitement and mystery to the occasion.
Shakespeare’s famous lovers: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ met at a masked ball. While Juliet dances, her suitor Paris waits patiently. Then, Romeo, masked and with all the daring of a burglar, slides on to the dance floor, steals a dance with Juliet and captures her heart!
At Masque Boutique we can’t promise we will find your Romeo or Juliet but we’re certain one of our masks will improve your chances!
Have a look at the Gallerybelow or browse our range for one of our Prom or Summer Ball Masquerade Eye Masks to create your look: demure, daring or downright dangerous!
Can’t see what you want then? Choose our Custom Service and we will adaptany mask you especially like to suit your preferred colour scheme. We can decorate it with your choice of feathers, flowers and jewels.
Try our Bespoke DesignService if you want something truly original and eye catching; We will design and make something exclusive to you to match your dress or outfit…. and will happily do this with no design fee.
On twitter, I spotted a lady who was asking for ideas for themed masked balls. She was having a birthday party and had no idea of what she could do, so I threw a few ideas her way and at the same time, it gave me a great idea for a blog post!
Hope it’s of interest to you and if it is, please feel free to comment and share it with your friends.
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