I saw a meme poking fun at the US for turning face masks into a fashion statement, and it kind of irked me. I mean, if we have to wear face masks for the foreseeable future, might as well make them fun, right? In that spirit, below are some of my favorite cute, quirky, and funny face masks that are almost fun to wear. Almost…
No one actually likes wearing a face mask, right?
I hate wearing face masks. There, I said it. Hate it. With a fiery passion. Don’t misunderstand, I’ll continue wearing one when I go out, because it’s the right thing to do, but honestly, they stink, plain and simple.
I have full-on panic attacks every time I slip one on as I exit my car to go into the store. I literally have to remind myself every step of the way that I am not actually suffocating to death. I mean, if they legitimately hindered your breathing, surgeons would be dropping like flies over the open bodies of patients on operating tables. I mean, that’s just common sense, right?
So, I talk to myself a lot. Along with my gentle self-reminders that masks don’t actually suffocate you to death, I say, “Your right to be free of panic is NOT more important than someone else’s life, period.” Thankfully, the mask covers my mouth, so no one can see me talking to myself. If they can hear me, well, they clearly missed the whole “get thee six feet away from others at all times” memo. Or, they just don’t care, which is why we’re all stuck wearing masks for the next million years in the first place.
Anyway, I digress. This isn’t actually a “rant” post. It’s a “share some things I like with affiliate links, in the hopes that someone else will like them enough to buy them and earn me a few pennies, which will add up to enough to maybe, just maybe, but some freaking price-gouged paper towels” post.
Yep, that was my disclosure. Not clear enough? This post contains affiliate links. If you buy through them, I earn a small commission at no extra charge to you.
Cute, Quirky and Just Plain *Almost Fun* Face Masks
For the cutest and quirkiest face masks, you really need to head to a site like Etsy, TeePublic, or Amazon Handmade (specifically, Handmade, because that’s where all the really quirky stuff resides).
I realize this is totally subjective. My tastes may be very different than yours. I’m the definition of quirky. I like whimsical stuff like mermaids and unicorns, but I’m punk rock as frack. I like silly puns but also love dry, biting sarcasm. So, maybe my tastes are varied enough that at least a couple of these ideas will match yours, too.
I’m not going to blah blah blah a lot about each one. I’ve done enough of that already. You don’t need a 500-word explanation of why I like a mask, right? You’ll look at the picture, think “sure, that’s fun” and click to learn more. Or, you’ll hate it and scroll right past. Either way, let’s be honest, you’re not going to read my long description of why it’s such a cute face mask.
Oh, last note, I promise. Legal disclaimer- Face masks sold on Etsy, TeePublic, etc are no medical-grade. They’re for “general public use” only.
1. Stop and Smell the Roses Plague Mask
Real quick, with every mask purchase made on TeePublic, they’ll donate a medical-grade mask to healthcare workers through Direct Relief.
2. Baby Yoda Face Mask
Baby Yoda politely tells people to back off. Who doesn’t love Baby Yoda, right? It’s from Amazon Handmade, and ships free.
3. Unicorn Face Mask
There are a lot of unicorn face masks on Etsy, but I like this one the best. I mean, if you’re going to wear unicorns on your face, might as well go all out with the pinks, purples, and full-on Lisa Frank style explosion, right?
4. Custom Photo Face Mask
My friend shared a picture of himself wearing one of these (that’s not him above), and it was just hilarious!
5. “Science, it’s like magic but real”
A little passive-aggressive memo to all those science deniers out there! No offense to magic! I absolutely believe in it. I think it’s just science that we haven’t figured out yet. 😀
6. Calm Down Karen, It’s Allergies
If I had a dime for every time I had to say, “it’s allergies, I swear,” well, I’d have about $2. I mean, I don’t go out much, because I actually know how to follow recommendations and guidelines. Still, it’s funny! I’d wear it!
7. Light Armor Mask for Gamers
If you’ve ever spent weeks lost in a virtual dungeon, this one’s for you.
8. Funny Dinosaur Face Mask
You know what 2020 could really use? A dinosaur attack. Seriously, it wouldn’t surprise me at this point!
9. Vote Face Mask
Not really a funny one, but a great way to turn your whole face into a gentle reminder to get out there and vote in November. And yes, I purposely picked one with a blue V/checkmark.
10. Don’t Touch Me Face Mask
Speaks for itself (and also for me, I don’t like strangers touching me).
11. “Don’t Be a Maskhole”
Forget subtlety. Some people need more than a gentle reminder to do the right thing. If you’re surrounded by “maskholes,” this one is for you.
12. Scooby-Doo Face Masks for All Ages
Yep, adults, too! I love Scooby-Doo. I think this just moved to the front of my “masks to buy asap” list.
13. Futurama “I don’t want to live on this planet anymore” Face Mask
Me neither, Professor Farnsworth! Me neither!
14.Cheshire Cat Mask
Because we truly are all mad here.
15. “I want to live until November 3, 2020” Political Face Mask
Another political one, but if ever there was a time to make your voice heard, it’s 2020. I don’t care if I have to stand in the freezing rain for 12 hours with full body armor, I’m voting on November 3rd.
16. “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”
Pretty much says it all. Now the song is stuck in my head, though.
17. I Stand With Science
There are so many great “trust science” face masks on Etsy, but I really like the top one above.
18. “Apostrophes Do Not Make Nouns Plural” Face Mask
Well, they don’t!
19. You Have Died of Dysentery Face Mask
Has anyone ever actually made it to the end of Oregon Trail without dying of dysentery?
20. Just a Girl Who Loves Books
I think this may be my favorite of all!
Well, that about does it! I hope you found something you liked! Hey, nothing will make wearing a face mask fun, but these at least take the sting out of it a bit!
Last update on 2021-09-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API