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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:01   #1
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Lightbulb What do guys wear for Masquerade balls?

As title...i want to actually get a decent costume for once and a mate is having a 'Masquerade Ball'.
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:03   #2
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Ask your mate?

At a guess, a mask.

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:04   #3
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I went to one in a hotel before xmas. Everyone wore black tie and a mask. You can get them from fancy dress shops/ the internet.

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:04   #4
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Ask your mate?

At a guess, a mask.
Well it isn't confirmed yet so still a 'half plan'. Just want to get ahead. Am googling as well but wanted some ideas.
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:05   #5
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I wore a Batman mask.


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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:07   #6
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Real men wear a mask.


Just a mask.

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:09   #7
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A swallow-tail suit. A rose at hand. A mask (preferably a mask tha covers just the eyes and nose.)


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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:10   #8
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Something like this...






You might want a suit and cloak to go with it.

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:11   #9
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DJ, with dress shirt, bow tie, cummerbund, black patent oxfords, plain mask.


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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:11   #10
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Morphsuit + a mask like the above.
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:11   #11
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I once trawled town with a pair of six shooters and a Poncho.

I also smoke so the small cigar looked good.

Great time Until you got to the male bogs, then they all want to prove you wrong.

So not this one, unless you are tough.
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:12   #12
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Sounds kinds stupid. What's the point of a masquarade ball.

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:12   #13
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Definitely this:

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:45   #14
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 00:51   #15
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Check out Venetian masks, the Harlequin ones are pretty cool (well as far as masks go) or the ones with the comedy noses always get a laugh.


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Old 28th Dec 2009, 01:11   #16
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I went to one in a hotel before xmas. Everyone wore black tie and a mask. You can get them from fancy dress shops/ the internet.
Go dressed in only a black tie and a mask

It's GD...so you should wear mustard too, and carry a loaf of Hovis.


Maybe I should get to bed.
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 01:14   #17
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Sounds kinds stupid. What's the point of a masquarade ball.
Originally, the point was for people to relax in (partial) anonymity and behave in a manner that would be at least mildly scandalous otherwise.

Nowadays, in our society, it's very redundant.
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 01:15   #18
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One of my colleagues went to a masquerade ball and spent a couple of hours talking to 'me'. I wasn't there.


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Old 28th Dec 2009, 01:16   #19
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Watch the movie eyes wide shut

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 01:35   #20
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Gimpsuit?

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 01:37   #21
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 01:39   #22
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Check out Venetian masks, the Harlequin ones are pretty cool (well as far as masks go) or the ones with the comedy noses always get a laugh.

The "long nose" mask was introduced in the 16th century by a doctor who thought it would prevent him getting the plague, I think it's known as the Medico della Peste - don't wear it!

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 01:50   #23
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Originally, the point was for people to relax in (partial) anonymity and behave in a manner that would be at least mildly scandalous otherwise.

Nowadays, in our society, it's very redundant.
I see.

I can't think why anybody would want to attend one, though. Are they fun?

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 02:05   #24
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The "long nose" mask was introduced in the 16th century by a doctor who thought it would prevent him getting the plague, I think it's known as the Medico della Peste - don't wear it!
Hmm do women sit on it during sex? lol


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Old 28th Dec 2009, 02:10   #25
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hehe, what a a night this was, thats my friend in the pic, he wont mind his pic on the internet, you cant see him


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Old 28th Dec 2009, 02:18   #26
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hehe, what a a night this was, thats my friend in the pic, he wont mind his pic on the internet, you cant see him

Big box?
Little box?

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 02:24   #27
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 02:27   #28
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^^ haha I love this forum for stuff like that

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Old 28th Dec 2009, 02:36   #29
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Old 28th Dec 2009, 02:55   #30
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If you're based in London there's a fantastic shop in Camden that will give you very high quality Venetian ball masques. It's just near Gilgamesh in the Stables. I still have mine sitting here near the altar.

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