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The Best Halloween Masks on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Don’t steal these, though. Photo: Paramount Pictures

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written about lots of Halloween-related things — including the most tasteful Halloween decorations, the best Halloween makeup, and the best temporary Halloween hair color — here, we’ve rounded up the best Halloween masks, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated Halloween mask

Star Wars Roaring Chewbacca Mask

Over 70 percent of reviewers gave this Chewbacca mask five stars, with many satisfied shoppers including pictures of themselves wearing the mask. Lots of reviewers love that it makes growling noises. “Great!” one writes. “I think I counted about five different Chewbacca roars and growls, and they really sound authentic.” Other reviewers used this mask as part of their family’s Halloween costumes. “Grandma wore this for Halloween when we all dressed as Star Wars characters. Some kids were scared of her at first, but it was great fun,” writes one customer. Another shopper, who checked out lots of Star Wars masks on the market, reports, “This is the best of all the Star Wars electronic masks out right now. It doesn’t try to change your voice. It has Chewie’s voice when you open the mouth … My wife and I loved this so much that we bought another one for ourselves and another for a friend. We haven’t laughed so hard about a toy ever. This mask is definitely worth every penny.”

Best-rated (less expensive) Halloween mask

Lovful Jason Mask

This Jason hockey mask is a less-expensive — and scarier — option for Halloween. “I put my outfit together, and when my 13-year-old daughter saw me she screamed and started to cry. She had this, ‘Jason is real, and I’m going to die’ look on her face,” writes one shopper, who calls it a “great, quality mask for the price.” Many other customers note that though the price is low, the creepy factor is high, including one who says that it “worked like a charm” for scaring kids on Halloween. He continues, “The mask fit great and I didn’t have a problem seeing through the eye cutouts or breathing through the mask.” Even shoppers who say they have large faces and heads reported that it fit comfortably. “I’m a big dude with a big head, and this mask fit me perfectly. Can’t beat the price either,” says one enthusiastic reviewer, who adds, “I paired this with the realistic machete knife prop and now I’m ready to roam the woods and scare the crap out of counselors at Camp Crystal Lake.”

And now some micro-picks for every type of Halloween mask you might be looking for.

Best Halloween masquerade mask

Lots of shoppers wore this mask, which many describe as “beautiful” and “gorgeous,” to masquerade balls. “Perfect for the ball we attended,” writes one. “They are gorgeous. We got complimented all night. They shape perfectly to the face, any way you want.” A few other reviewers also comment on how well this mask molds to their faces. “Beautiful and affordable,” writes one. “It’s amazing how easy it was to manipulate to fit my face. Oh, I will be having tons of fun with this mask.” Another calls this an “amazing mask. It’s very strong yet easy to bend and mold to your face shape. The jewels give it a nice elegant look, and the eye holes are big enough to see through. It’s also supercomfortable and easy to put on.” And one reviewer notes that this mask could be useful even after Halloween, explaining, “I could see it being good for a prom or other dance/party with the right theme to it.”

Best creepy pumpkin mask

CreepyParty Pumpkin-Head Mask

“It really is very creepy,” writes one reviewer of this pumpkin mask. “Used it Halloween night for trick or treat and scared plenty. It’s quite roomy, so you have room for wearing glasses and there’s no trouble breathing.” Another writes, “Great quality and extremely affordable price.” And this mask isn’t just for people. More than a few shoppers used it as a finishing touch to their Halloween decorations: “Just what I was looking for to give my scarecrow a creepy personality,” one explains. Another says, “This is exactly what I was looking for. I made a scarecrow and put this as its head and looks amazing and only get compliments from neighbors. Well-made, amazing details. Love it.”

Best unicorn Halloween mask

CreepyParty Unicorn Mask

“These masks are funny and creepy all at the same time,” says one shopper. Another describes it as “creepily amazing, scary-looking yet so funny. Used as a gift, and they love it. And great quality for the price.” Another says, “This mask is amazing. It’s terrifying and perfect for costumes and joking around.” Shoppers also said this unicorn mask makes a great gag gift. One writes, “I bought the mask for a white-elephant gift. It was a big success. It was stolen multiple times in the white-elephant exchange.” Another says, “We got this for a gag-gift white-elephant present exchange, and it had the entire room laughing for a good 15minutes.”

Best dog mask

CreepyParty Poodle Mask

“It’s pretty much the most realistic dog mask I’ve ever seen, which makes it simultaneously creepy and hilarious,” writes one reviewer. “I put this picture on Facebook and most people thought it was a real dog on first glance.” Another owner asks, “What’s NOT to like? This poodle-head costume is all that, so cool, as soon as I opened it I was in love. We all were cracking up because it’s so real looking — this mask is very high-quality, soft breathable material, easy to see out of as well as breathe. Buy it. You will be happy you did.” One shopper used the mask to take her costume to the next level: “Bought this mask, thinking it would pair perfectly with my hot-dog costume. And boyyyyyy, was I was right,” she says. “People either said, ‘How did you get your dog to stay so still?!’ or ‘That is what nightmares are made of.’ Both comments are wins in my book.”

Best (less expensive) dog mask

CreepyParty German Shepherd Mask

“Great mask for the price,” writes one reviewer. “Thick rubber and roomy even for a large head. We had so much fun watching the reactions from people.” Another shopper says, “People go nuts for this thing. It’s fun and comfortable, plus you can wear it on your head if you don’t want to have it cover your face.” This mask was particularly a hit among German Shepherd owners, one of whom describes wearing it to match with his dog. “It’s ridiculous, and I love it,” he writes. “Now I can twin with my German Shepherd whenever I want, LOL. The kids at Halloween thought it was hilarious.” Another says, “So real my German Shepherds thought another German Shepherd was in the house.”

Best horse mask


This creepy horse mask received plenty of rave reviews. “I absolutely love this horse head mask,” writes one shopper. “This was a very cheap price, but the quality is amazing.” And lots of folks said this mask elicited laughs, like one owner who says, “My sisters and I surprised our parents with this on their way home! They couldn’t stop laughing when they saw us.” Another says, “The mask fit well even for a guy with a larger head. It was a little hard to see out of, but it did not matter as we had many laughs throughout the day with this beauty.”

Best cow mask

CreepyParty Cow Head Mask

“My son wore this for Halloween, and it was HILARIOUS,” says one reviewer. “Made well. Great for the cost.” Several other reviewers called this one hilarious as well. One writes, “This one is unexpectedly hilarious. Great quality.” Another says, “Hilarious mask — looks great, high quality, excellent price.” Reviewers thought it was plenty creepy, too: “Creepy in a great way!” says one. Another writes, “I purchased the cow and absolutely love it. It really is creepy … This with some latex-glove ‘udders,’ and I’ll be all set.”

Best steampunk bird mask


Hundreds of customers say that this mask is a hit for Halloween parties and Renaissance fairs alike, thanks to its spooky look and high quality. One reviewer, who is hesitant to wear it in public for fear of scaring people, says the mask is “well worth the money,” and describes it as “very realistic” and “kind of eerie.” Another adds: “This mask is amazing! And terrifying! The price for the quality is even more amazing.” She explains that the mask is for her 12-year-old’s Halloween costume and that it “fits him perfectly. It can adjust to a variety of head shapes.” Some reviewers mention that the lenses are prone to fogging, and recommend that you stuff the beak in order to maintain the shape, but this doesn’t stop them from leaving five-star reviews. One such customer says that any fogging “goes away once you inhale again” and that overall the mask is “pretty easy to breathe in due to the ventilation holes in the bottom.”

Best creepy clown mask

California Costumes Night Fiend Last Laugh The Clown Mask

Shoppers looking for a creepy Halloween mask loved this scary laughing-clown option. “It creeped my wife out so much she destroyed the first one, so she ended up buying a second one for me,” writes one satisfied customer. “I had tons of compliments at a Halloween party, people I didn’t know wanted to take their pictures with me.” The mask was a favorite among shoppers of all ages, including one who says they “scared as many adults as I did kids” and another who bought one for his son but then “liked it so much I have ordered this mask again for me.” Even one shopper, who is a self-proclaimed “avid Halloween person” and has owned many masks over the years, says that “by far this is the best.” They add, “The shape is nice, the look is awesome, and due to the gums moving it looks incredible and more real than any other mask.”

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The Best Halloween Masks on Amazon, According to Reviewers