Happy Halloween: Keeping it Safe and Spooky This Year

In Brittany Strickland, Lola Shreveport, Rose McMaster by Lola Magazine

Who could have guessed back in March, when we were searching for how to make fabric face masks and first buying face masks online, that we’d still be thinking about masks in October? But here we are! We have since become experts at social distancing, hand washing, and, yes, mask-wearing, and we want everyone to stay safe on Halloween. Whether you’re going trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, hosting a Halloween Party, or even visiting a local pumpkin patch, you’ll want to be decked out in cute Halloween gear. There are plenty of fun mask options to wear in October—from something that coordinates with your costume to a mask that is the costume all on its own. We asked local artist Lauren Ross Simmons to create some fun Halloween mask that can add to your costume this year or simply wear on its own.

Just like every year, celebrate Halloween 2020 with safety in mind. If you’re going out with the family, take along some flashlights or glow sticks for visibility, try to stay 6 feet apart from other partygoers and toss a travel-size hand sanitizer in that trick-or-treat bag!

Special Thanks to Art by Lauren Ross Simmons

Photography by Brittany Strickland
Models: Emma Gayle Frierson, Denver McLendon