The Guy Fawkes mask is a stylised depiction of Guy Fawkes, the best-known member of the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up the House of Lordsin London in 1605 in order to restore a Catholic head of state. The use of a mask on an effigy has long roots as part of Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.
A stylised portrayal of a face with an over-sized smile and red cheeks, a wide moustache upturned at both ends, and a thin vertical pointed beard, designed by illustrator David Lloyd, came to represent broader protest after it was used as a major plot element in V for Vendetta, published in 1982, and its 2006 film adaptation. After appearing in Internet forums, the mask became a well-known symbol for the online hacktivist group Anonymous, used in Project Chanology, the Occupy movement, and other anti-government and anti-establishment protests around the world.The masquerade mask measures 8" high and 6½" wide (200mm x 160mm). The mask can be worn and comes with black ties to attach it to your head. It also has holes so you can breath when wearing it, which is handy.Made in papier mache in accordance with the Venetian tradition, and handpainted.Add this masquerade mask to your shopping cart now!