Mostly Awake Halloween Celebration – The Mystery Mask!

Mystery Mask

I found this mask at a local thrift store last year for ten cents.  The problem is I don’t know what it is!  I’m thinking it’s a desert nomad / Matahari kind of thing, but it could also be a gypsy I guess.

Marsino's tag

There were two tags on it.  One is for Marsino’s which is a local costume goods store that’s been around for a very long time.  They must have had this mask for a long time as well.  How do I know?  Because this was the only other tag on the mask:

Made in West Germany Tag

Yeah, this mask wasn’t just made in Germany.  It was made in WEST Germany.  That means this mask was made before East and West Germany reunited in 1990.  That means this mask is at least twenty-three years old, probably even older!

It’s held up quite well for being so old, and the paint is still nice and crisp.  Overall it’s a pretty cool little find I made, I just wish I knew more about it.

Have any ideas of your own about this mask?  Post ’em in the comments!

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About annepackrat

I'm a freelance humor and geek writer. I collect toys, dust and early edition AD&D stuff. I also volunteer for a local zoo, where I work a lot with various events there. I also cosplay and have been regularly told I'm horrible at it. I like to review weird stuff, so you will find a lot of that on this blog. I will do my best to make it entertaining, but no guarantees, mainly because I cannot afford to reimburse people for not liking this blog. I also have a hat. It's blue. It's a good hat.

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