Ruffle masquerade mask by Leg Avenue - review by Jul!a

Ruffle masquerade mask

Mask by Leg Avenue

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Masquerade, Paper Faces On Parade

Ok, it's not made of paper, but it is a cute, playful, and easy way to spice up any costume or add a cute touch to a night out.
Not very expensive, Cute
Looks cheaply made
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
I'm not sure what sparked me to go ahead and buy this masquerade mask, but I'm glad I did. It's not something I'm going to use all the time, but it's a cute accessory to have.

It came on a ridiculously large piece of cardboard from Leg Avenue, wire tied into place. The ties were really easy to remove without damaging either the mask, or the packaging.

The mask, including satin wrapped handle, is just about 13" tall and about 8" across the typical "cat's eye" style mask. Leg Avenue says that it's made of a rubber core covered in a heavy black fabric, and has a frilly black lace on the front. The two eye holes are about 1 1/4" apart across the bridge of the nose, and most people won't have a problem seeing through them.

The mask itself is flexible, but not overly so. The ruffly lace is sewn onto the front and won't come off easily, however the 'heavy black fabric' that covers the rubber core seems like it was hastily glued on, and only isn't falling off because the lace has been sewn on over it. The ruffles cover most of the front of the mask, leaving a section right around the eyes exposed. At first, I thought the exposed area was an oversight, until I realized that if the whole front of the mask was covered in ruffles, you probably wouldn't be able to see very well.

The mask also isn't really shaped at all. There's a subtle indentation for a nose to rest, but for the most part, the rest of the mask is flat across. It would be simple enough with some hot glue to add something like a wire across the top or bottom to give it a more fitted feel.

The handle is held on mostly by hot glue, but it's also sewn on at the 'top' and 'bottom' of where it falls on the right side of the mask. It's not flimsy at all, and is a good size for most people, not feeling too bulky or too small in the hand.

Here's a picture of the back of the mask, as well as the area around the eyes that's lacking in ruffles.


This mask is definitely geared for right handed use, but it's not terribly awkward to hold properly with the left hand either. It can also be tucked into a belt, belt loop, or anything resembling that for easy storage while not in use if you're out.
Overall, it's not a bad choice if you're looking. It does look a little cheap, but I think that unless you're overly rough with it, it's not going to fall apart very easily. There might be better masks you can get for $15, but this is far from the worst thing you can get.
Follow-up commentary
This comes out periodically when I'm feeling silly and want to show it. It gets its most use when I'm having "I'm a pretty pretty princess and going to wear a tiara day, dammit" days. It's held up well through all of them so far, and I expect it to continue to hold up to the use it's getting from me.
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  • Jul!a
    I definitely agree. If it doesn't come back in stock soon, I'll sell you mine, lol. It doesn't get used very much.
  • Yessi
    nice review!
  • Jul!a
  • Ivy Wilde
    Very sexy mask. Thanks for the review.
  • Jul!a
    You're quite welcome
  • Summersong
    Nice review!
  • Jul!a
  • M.H1
    great review! nice pics!
  • Jul!a
    Thank you!
  • BabyL0ve
    It's looks beautiful by the picture, but sad that it's made out of paper. Thanks for your review. It was helpful
  • Jul!a
    It's not actually made out of paper, I was quoting a song from Phantom of the Opera in my title
  • sktb0007
    Thanks for the review Sam... is this no longer available or is it just being restocked? I went to the product page and it says "not avail. for purchase". Anyway, thanks again!
  • Jul!a
    Hmm, I have no idea. I'd submit a support ticket to ask for sure.
  • Lola Park
    I hope this comes into stock again...I collect masquerade masks and this is very cute.
  • butterflygirlxo
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  • thornrose
    really good review
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