This post is in collaboration with Etsy.
If you’re looking to follow the CDC’s about-face on face mask guidelines, it’s important to not buy medical grade. Those are for our hospital workers and others on the front lines.
I’m using a bandana right now. It’s frugal, but it’s not the best option. I’m looking to get something machine-washable for when we do have to leave the house.
While I’m spending money anyways, I’m looking to spend it at a small business.
Fortunately, there’s a platform that meets all three of my criteria. Etsy is a platform full of small businesses, and the non-medical-grade, machine-washable face mask options are plentiful.
8 Fun Face Masks
As I was narrowing down my options, I came to a realization: I’m a nerd kid from the 90s, and it shows.
With that in mind, here are some of my favorite fun face masks I found on Etsy:
Vader Face Mask
Join the dark side with this Imperial covering from BlushMoments!
Baby Yoda Face Mask
How is everything with baby Yoda on it so adorable? If you prefer the light side, check out OneStopRave!
Black & Gold Face Mask
Be still, my yinzer heart. I’m choosing to interpret this black and gold face mask from GoldenSkyToronto as an ode to Pittsburgh.
DC Heroines Face Mask
I feel like this time of crisis is a good time to call on these female archetypes. Available via pinkpurr.
Hello Kitty Face Mask
Who else crushed on Hello Kitty when they were a kid? Hello Kitty’s still rad, so I was excited when I found this mask from Macochi.
It comes in child and adult size!
Tiger Face Mask
I love this one because it simultaneously celebrates our collective cultural obsession with Tiger King while throwing us back to Thundercats, but it’s not so specific that it won’t still bring smiles after any one, specific trend has faded.
Handcraftedsterling has a bunch of other fun animal face masks in her shop, too.
Don’t forget the kids’ face masks!
A lot of the face masks on Etsy can be ordered in kid size or adult size. I did stumble across a couple cute ones made especially for kids!
Kids’ Girl Face Masks
I’m in love with this print, but GreerTW has a TON of different options for girls. There are some traditionally boy-themed patterns, too, but options skew pink.
Kids’ Boy Face Masks
Lots of traditionally boy-themed options, at DeTudoUmPoucobyAddie. Though I legit would have loved these when I was a kid, too. There’s also some pink sprinkled into the fabric options.
Buzz Lightyear Face Mask
You can pick up this cotton kids’ face mask at ByZari’s Etsy shop. She’s sold out of this particular pattern!
We’ll get through this, friends. To infinity, and beyond!