If you've run out of time for all of our more time-consuming Halloween costume ideas, here are some places on the web for free, downloadable paper masks. There must be at least 100 options among these links to satisfy your last-minute costume needs! Just download, print, and cut 'em out to the appropriate size, then either glue a stick/handle on or tie some elastic string on.
It can't get any easier than this. Just pick your superhero of choice... Batman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Flash, or Wonder Woman. There's also some comic-style sound effects to go along with these masks. Just head to Behance for the print-out templates.
Forbes has archived years of free, printable celebrity masks available online. Some are caricature drawings, some are photographs, all are cool. While they haven't added any for about 6 or 7 years, there's still a good collection of celebs and business-related VIPs to check out. You can peruse the selection by year: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Orange Is the New Black is one of Netflix's hottest shows, and there are plenty of whacky characters on there that are perfect for Halloween. Check out BuzzFeed for all the printout masks.
Need something quick for your kids, or your inner-kid? These quick masks should do the trick, which includes a black cat, green monster, moth, jack-o'-lantern, skull, and spider.
More free political masks of Barack Obama, John McCain, Sarah Palin, and Joe Biden from the Chicago Tribune.
In the spirit of sleeveface, Seablanket made their own Halloween masks out of old vinyl record covers. While the directions no longer exist online, it's pretty self-explanatory. Cut out heads on album covers. Really, there's not much more to it than that. Just don't cut up any old, rare Elvis Presley albums! You could also just keep the square record shape in honor of true sleeveface fashion.
This is my personal hero from his Aladdin Sane days.
While you're sure to get a few "what are you supposed to be" looks from a younger generation of kids, this vintage Mad Magazine mask is hella worth it.
Simple outline drawings of different characters can be printed and custom-colored any way you want. There's lots to choose from here!
This is jus a fun, overly stylized Frankenstein mask, great for kids.
Similar to the mask above, Flickr user ocularinvasion offers 3 fun illustrations to download and wear.
Not sure what you want to be? Check out the randomness of Lee Hansen's selection of free masks. The frog one is definitely a highlight, but there's also a red devil (similar to the one in Scream Queens), a Day of the Dead one, and even some Harry Potter spectacles you could cut out.
While there have already been some Batman ones in this list, these ones from Patrick Sullivan are particularly special because they incorporate origami into the mix. Downloads: Bane, Catwoman, Batman.
Gotta love this big grin from Happy Worker, perfect for your depressing day at the office on Halloween.
This one's perfect, because it could just about be any Christopher Walken you want... Vincenzo Coccotti, Captain Koons, Reed Thimple, Johnny Smith... you get the picture.
The official Orphan Black Tumblr has all of Tatiana Maslany's characters available to cut out as masks. They're all there—Sarah, Beth, Katja, Alison, Helena, Rachel, and Cosima.
If nothing above piqued your fancy, there are a ton of great printable masks available on Flickr, grouped together thanks to Flickr user combomphotos.
Scroll through them and you'll find Fox cartoon characters (Bart Simpson, Stewie, Hank Hill, Roger the Alien), comic book superheroes (Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk, Batman), Star Wars characters (Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, C3PO), the Terminator, the Seven Dwarves, Hellraiser beings (Butterball), lots of Doctor Who characters, and so much more.
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