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Holding the Mask on the Face
NEW TYPE of Adjustable Elastic

I am always on the lookout to improve my masks and I have found another one.

Adjustable Elastics:
Adjustable elastic is now totally adjustable even after the quality 3/4 inch elastic starts to gives out. For years I have been looking for a better way to beat this problem of the elastic that holds the masks on. I have now found a better way. Of course, it takes more time to add this feature but it is very handy for adjusting the tightness of the mask and wonderful when the elastics' life starts to give out. This new system is simple and effective enabling the actor to adjust the elastic and mask to his or her comfort.

Leather Masks come with adjustable elastics.
Neoprene Latex Masks there is a $17 charge if you would like to add adjustable elastic on your mask.

Economic Recovery Mask Sale. Adjustable elastic normally $17 additional per masks. Sale price $3 additional per mask.

Clean Edge:
In my masks, all elastics (that are used to hold the masks on to your face) are securely attached to the mask. Giving a clean edges on the sides of the mask. No rivets or strange attachments. Yes it takes much longer to attach the elastics the way I do, but it will last a long time.

No Rivets, No Distracting Attachments to hold on the elastic:
Many mask makers use rivets in the side of their masks to hold the elastic on. It is much quicker and simpler and cheaper to do. Two problems I have seen with this - (1) I have not seen a rivet that will not corrode (rust). (2) The rivet weakens the holding point of the elastic and it will break in time. In addition, I think the rivets detract from the character of the mask.

When looking at a performance you do not want the audience to be looking at revits or a clever way elastic is held on; we only want to see the character.

Elastic quality:
Elastic quality is something that I have always been concerned with. Being in NYC and having access to the NYC Garment Center I acquired durable high quality fresh non-roll 3/4 inch elastic. The life of this elastic extend beyond everyday common elastic or the small 1/2 elastic which is never use because it is to weak for long lasting and durable wear.

Keeping the cost of my neoprene latex masks low for you. Neoprene Latex Masks without adjustable elastics are available because I understand many people and organizations have tight budgets. This is why I offer adjustable elastic and lining as add-on features. This keeps prices low and give you the option of ordering adjustable elastic on your masks if you are able to.

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