May is a popular time to have a Masquerade Ball. Props n Frocks stocks one of the largest Venetian style eyemasks on the internet, we have huge stocks & can get your beautiful masks delivered to you the next working day.
We have a great range of mens masks from plain masks right up to elaborate Highwayman style masks. Mens eye masks tend to be secured either with elastic, or the more elaborate are fixed on a headband. Both ways are flexible and comfortable fits.
Our range of ladies masquerade masks is massive. We have some beautiful feather eyemasks in a wide range of colours. Ladies also have the option of having a mask on a stick. These masks give a very elegant look and do not interfere with your hairstyle in any way whatsoever. The other masks are secured either by elastic, or on a headband. Masks that are secured on a headband are very popular, as you are able to move the mask up to the top of your head if you need to move the mask out of the way to eat or drink.
A lot of our masks for masked balls have feathers as a form of decoration. The colour of the feathers does change under a flash light, so if you need a particular colour, we would recommend that you contact us before you place your order. It is also worth considering that feathers are a natural product and we cannot guarantee the shape of every feather as each one is unique.
In 1718, on May 7th the city of New Orleans was founded by the French. Back then it was a bit of a swamp and much of the city was (and still is) below sea level, which was why Hurricane Katrina was so disastrous. After starting French, it became Spanish owned for a while, then reverted back to French rule and was eventually sold to the United States by Napoleon in 1803. The influence of its multicultural origins remain in its native Creole cuisine, its architecture and the fact that it’s distinctive ‘Dixieland’ music is so-called because of the old French currency. Aside from jazz, New Orleans is probably best known as a centre of Mardi Gras celebration. As our weather isn’t great when the festival actually occurs (February/March), now might be the weekend to ‘Let The Good Times Roll’ with a Mardi-gras style masquerade.