In the new normal of compulsory facial coverings, we tip our hat to those who’ve been rocking them all along. Here is our totally arbitrary, unscientific Top 25 favorite mask wearers…
They wore a mask to protect their identities…
Dread Pirate Roberts
Or Westley, handsome hero of The Princess Bride
Friend of EDGE Regina King got wrapped up in this Watchmen role.
Uh-oh. Don’t let Commissioner Gordon ﬁnd out.
Erik (aka Phantom of the Opera)
Lifted his mask for that famous ﬁrst kiss.
Do we think that’s an N95?
His cowl looks more uncomfortable with each new movie.
Never entirely house trained.
You’d think the moustache would give him away, right?
Crime-ﬁghting editor? We can get behind that.
Fun Fact: His grand-nephew was the Green Hornet.
Speed Racer’s brother, Rex. Rex Racer. Racer X. Hello?
V (for Vendetta)
Matrix bad guy Hugo Weaving played the anarchist in the Guy Fawkes disguise.
They wore a mask to complete their ensembles…
Most famous of Mexico’s “luchador” masked wrestling champions, Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta starred in more than 50 movies!
Unclear why he needs the half-mask, especially on a humid day.
The guy lived on a remote island in a purple jumpsuit so clearly just bored.
Lightning bolts on the side are awesome.
Actually, not all Green Lanterns wore a mask so it was deﬁnitely a fashion choice.
Teenage comic book vigilante has become a go-to Halloween costume.
They wore a mask because, well, we just don’t know…
The ﬁrst guy to discover and wear The Mask, made famous by Jim Carrey in the 1994 Hollywood mega-hit.
The rampaging killer of teen scream slasher nightmares didn’t don his trademark hockey mask until Friday the 13th Part III, in 1982.
They wore a mask because they had to…
No secret who’s inside.
Helmeted star of Disney+
“I’ll heal their wounds, treat their wounds, bind their wounds, but I will not inﬂict their wounds.”
Would his face have looked much different without one?
Pirate Roberts • Quantum Mechanix Sister Knight • Mark Hill HBO
Bat Girl • Upper Case Editorial
Spider Man • Marvel Comics
Batman Cat Woman • Topps Inc.
Zorro • Dell Comics
Green Hornet • Greenway Productions Inc. Lone Ranger • Dell Comics
Vendetta • Amazon.com
El Santo • Upper Case Editorial
The Phantom • Upper Case Editorial
The Flash • IMDB Comic-Con
Green Lantern • SkyBox International
The Mask • Upper Case Editorial
Ironman • Christopher Favero GeekTechLive Hawkeye • Donruss Inc.
Yogi Berra • Upper Case Editorial
Darth Vader • Jake Sloan Alaska Vader