If the black plague showed up in a post-apocalyptic world, this just might be what the doctor would be wearing! In times of plague and epidemics, specialist doctors were hired to treat the sick, and many wore a distinctive mask that acted as a type of respirator filled with aromatic items as protection from disease. This bird-like mask had a cone nose shaped like a beak to hold the fragrant substances including dried flowers, herbs and straw. It's purpose was to keep away bad smells, which were believed to be the cause of the disease. No doubt this mask is quite creepy, making it perfect for Halloween, and there's no need for messy make-up! It's made of sturdy vinyl with a soft flocked interior for comfort. Holes under the beak and open eye-holes offer plenty of ventilation, and it ties at the back to ensure the best possible fit for you. 14 x 8 x 6.25 inch.