Latex mask generally refers to a full-head enclosure or disguise, often worn by someone as a part of a costume and usually made from natural latex rubberthough some masks can be made of vinylsilicone rubber or foam latex. Latex masks were among the earlier techniques to be classified as special effectstypically in film but applying also to the theatre, . Latex masks are capable of portraying various guises, including monsters skullsmythical creatures, animalshumans, zombies,  certain inanimate objects such as a baseball or a crescent moon and even political figures such as Richard Nixon and popular film, TV or cartoon characters.
Generally speaking, latex masks also called rubber mask are worn by people for costume parties, theme celebrations, theatrical productions, or most popular of all, during the Halloween season. Historically, latex masks were used for special effects purposes in the arenas of film and theatre. Some cineasts might have asked themselves, how the professional make-up artists from hollywood are able to change a face to an extend, that one is not able anymore to recognize the person behind the mask.
Like every geeky Halloween loving dork out there I like the show Faceoff, and I was like i can sooo do that. Bad part is their supplies can run into the thousands of dollars. I going to show you an economical way to start into the hobby. Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
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The New York City Police Department has collared two brazen burglars who robbed a cash-checking store in Queens disguised as cops, thanks to their polite letter of appreciation to their unwitting mask maker. After getting away with the heist, Byam wrote a short thank you note to Composite Effects, the makers of the mask, to show his gratitude for the 'realism' of the disguise. Scroll down for video.