Modern masquerade masks to be worn at a masquerade-themed event are typically very pretty with vibrant colors, feathers and sequins. They can be made from fabric including velvet, silk or leather. Intricate laser cut metal designs are also gaining popularity.
Most modern masquerade masks cover just the top half of the face although many have elaborate feathers and design details that extend far beyond the mask to create a striking display. Masquerade masks can be fixed to a stick which the wearer hold up to their face or attached to a band or ties to keep them in place.
These masks are sometimes referred to as Venetian masks, in reference to their history and the modern day Venice carnevale.