Great costume masks can transform even the simplest of ideas into something elegant or terrifying or anything in between.  Check out some of these awesome costume masks to get inspired for your next costume.  From quick and easy to involved and complex, we've got ideas to suit any budget and time frame.  What will your Halloween costume mask look like?

Giant Mask: Horror Head! style
This Instructable (which will begin by bordering dangerously on "slideshow" and for that, I apologize) is the focal point for my 2008 Halloween costume. A huge, papier-mache mask of gruesome proporti...
Cheap but convincing masquerade masks style
Here's a cheap way to make masquerade or Venetian masks that look as good as real ones. Most of my body art work requires some sort of props. These are often used only once or twice so they have to b...
Gorilla Tape Gorilla Mask style
I've always wanted a gorilla mask to scare the trick-or-treaters on Halloween.  So this year I decided to make one.  And it only seemed natural to make a gorilla mask using Gorilla Tape. This was a g...
Masquerade Ball Masks style
This instructable will explain how to make two different masks suitable for a masquerade ball. The two different mask types are suitable for male and female. ...
Terrifying High-quality Masks (Plaster of Paris) style
Joker Thug and Ogre masks! How to make high-quality Halloween masks!   For the past 7 years, DainiusGB and Aurimasmb have been making Halloween masks, using a process that ensures great results: terri...
Scary Mask style
Make this scary mask! It's easier than it looks.
Duct Tape Batman Mask style
Here's a Dark Knight version batman mask made of mostly duct tape. It was made to enter in a county fair "duct tape creations" contest. It won $15 dollars. It's fairly rough, but maybe it'll inspir...
Harry Potter: Make a Death Eater Mask! style
So me and my friend wanted our costumes for the book launch to be EPIC. Everyone always dresses as Harry Potter, or some form of Hogwarts student, and I have been guilty of that in the past. However a...
Tatted Mask style
My tatted mask is made with cotton thread, swarovski crystals and a few small pieces of wire. You will need an intermediate to advanced knowledge of needle or shuttle tatting to complete this project ...
Iron Man Helmet style
Ok basically i wanted to make an iron man helmet similar to the one from the new movie! so thats what i did, i tried to take as many pictures along the way as i could showing the details and the chang...
Frank the Bunny style
It was Halloween time once again several different costume parties to go to ... but some with the same crowds ... Yes I could have just worn the same costume to all events but thats not my way. I quic...
Tron Legacy Helmet style
This year I decided to brainstorm early to figure out what I wanted to be for Halloween, instead of figuring it out two days beforehand. With the new Tron Legacy movie coming out soon and my love of t...