Our mens long nose masks range covers a host of different Venetian character masks, they can be known as “Medico della Peste” (Plague Doctor), Scaramuccia (or Scaramouche), Zanni, or Pulcinella according to their design and origin.
The “plague doctor mask” was historically worn by doctors dealing with plagues in order to prevent the spread of disease (think of doctor Charles de Lorme, France). These mens masquerade masks have a long hollow beak, round eyes and they were usually white, although modern versions incorporate other colours. Ideally, to create an authentic costume, one should choose a long overcoat, black gloves and maybe even a brimmed hat.
The Scaramouche mask is identifiable by its thin, pointed and disproportionately extended nose although not as ghoulish the “Dottore Peste”. The original character who donned this eye mask usually had a cowardly role in the play and usually serves a master who is not of a high social standing.
Another type of long nose mask for men can be known as “pulcinellas”. This character was a simpleton servant wearing loose-fitting overalls yet full of wit and common sense. Its nose is less hooked yet still quite effective.
No matter which one you choose, you will definitely make a lasting impression. These mens long nose masquerade masks do indeed look creepy and mysterious while still pulling off a somewhat elegant air.