It has been over a year and a half since COVID-19 was discovered, and you have amassed an impressive collection of face coverings since then.
Although there is a vaccine, it is unlikely that we will achieve herd immunity at any time soon. Since we all need to cover the lower halves of our faces, we might as well figure out a way to do it with style.
There are a few ways or tips for avoiding Covid-19 in style so that you can liven up your masks. Wearing a fashionable face covering is an inexpensive way to add some pizzazz to this vital safety feature.
Easy Tips For Avoiding Covid-19 With Stylish Mask
Hand Decorated Masks
If you have some talent and a little time, you can decorate your mask by hand. You can use applique, or you can get a clear mask and decorate it with rhinestone. If you think applique is gaudy, you may want to try a more subtle look by gluing small pieces of your birthstone to your mask.
If you are attending a special occasion, you can even paint your mask. You will want to get textile paint and a white mask for the job. Simple designs such as flowers are best, and it is advisable to use a thin paintbrush and a toothpick for detailing.
Tie-Dyed Bandanas And Neck Gaiters
Tie-dye brightens up any outfit and gives you the opportunity to be creative in the process. You can take a simple white bandana and create a beautiful design all your own.
When you think of tie-dye, you may feel that it is a free-form art that is easy to do. In actuality, tie-dying is a complex skill to learn. You will want to get a few bandanas and an extra tie-dye kit so you can take the time you need to know this popular art form.
A neck gaiter is shaped a bit more like a t-shirt, and you may find it easier to dye. You can create images in the dye or even write a word or phrase.
Make A Political Statement
Unfortunately, protecting yourself from the Coronavirus has become a political issue. Some people believe that wearing a mask is an important responsibility and the best way to avoid COVID-19. For others, it is merely one more regulation with which to comply. You can use your mask to express your views.
There are on-demand printing companies that will allow you to create your very own face cover designs. All you have to do is visit their website and type whatever saying you want to appear on your mask into an online tool. You can then select your mask and have them ship it out to you.
You can show your support of your favorite candidate or cast aspersions on your least favorite politician. A famous mask in the 2020 election featured the word “Nope” with a familiar orange hairdo over the O. Supporters of taking Coronavirus precautions could be seen walking around in masks that said, “mask it or casket.” Those who were annoyed by the new regulations wore coverings that said, “worn by force, not by fear.”
Other face coverings took on a more serious tone. A popular mask read “I can’t breathe” in reference to the murder of George Floyd.
You may want to forget about politics and just give people a laugh. You can make a mask with a cartoon character on it or a gator with a funny saying. A person can put a picture of their own teeth on a mask. You can also get a voice-activated LED mask that will light up when you speak and display a smile in lights when you do.
You can get a Hannibal Lecter-style mask or a face covering that makes it look like a spider is protecting you.
You can inspire people with encouraging phrases such as, “it gets better” and “breathe through it.” You can wear it while traveling.
If you are a fan of a famous artist, you are almost sure to find a mask with an image of one of their most famous works. You can put a quote from a famous author on a mask.
If you are an artist yourself, you can upload the artwork to an on-demand site and have it printed on a mask. The very best companies have high-tech sewing machines that can embroider a design on a mask or different articles of clothing.
Many on-demand sites will give you the opportunity to sell your mask to other people. All you have to do is set up a store on an e-commerce platform and let the on-demand company do the rest.
If you would instead show your flair on an article of clothing that is not a mask, you can have the design printed on a t-shirt, hat, or hoodie.
Life has been hard for the last year and a half. Most people are less social than they used to be, and the fashion industry has taken a big hit. You can still show your wit, creativity, and flair when you mask up in style.