Other related forms are Hebrew masecha= "mask"; Arabic maskhara مَسْخَرَ = "he ridiculed, he mocked", masakha مَسَخَ = "he transfomed" (transitive).The use of masks in rituals or ceremonies is a very ancient human practice across the world, One of the challenges in anthropology is finding the precise derivation of human culture and early activities, with the invention and use of the mask only one area of unsolved inquiry. It is conjectured that the first masks may have generally been used by primitive people to associate the wearer with some kind of unimpeachable authority, such as "the gods" or to otherwise lend credence to the person's claim on a given social role.A citizen could demonstrate his or her lineage through imagines, death masks of the ancestors.These were wax casts kept in a lararium, the family shrine.
And of course we have the hippest Halloween costumes 2016 and the latest trends for Halloween 2016. Zombie costumes, horror movie costumes, latex masks, Halloween costumes for kids, and funny Halloween costumes – we love costumes as much as you do.Rites of passage, such as initiation of young members of the family, or funerals, were carried out at the shrine under the watch of the ancestral masks.At funerals, professional actors would wear these masks to perform deeds of the lives of the ancestors, thus linking the role of mask as a ritual object and in theatre.Put together your own outfit with individual costume pieces, such as jackets, capes, dresses or petticoats, or take your look to the next level with our Halloween make-up tutorials. We have gathered these costumes in our Sold Out department.We also have a huge selection of realistic wigs and beards, the perfect decorations for your theme party, high-quality make-up and scary special effects – all available right here online, plus free shipping on all orders €30 or more in Germany. on business days are shipped on the same day and arrive at the recipient’s address on the very next day 95% of the time. The product page of your desired item always links to related costume ideas.