To accompany our wrap-up of the best Spider-Man costumes for kids, here we give details on the five best Spidey masks available in the UK. For those who want a cheap bargain or the fanatics after a more genuine/Marvel-official product, each of the masks will be listed in cost, from low to high.
Cheap Spider-Man Mask
Our first product comes in at just £5.49 including delivery, an absolute steal for those wanting a low-cost product for any party or event. Being made from a nylon and spandex combination, this mask is very comfortable with plenty of stretch, something that is often an issue with superhero costumes!
Buy now from eBay UK – just £5.49 (including delivery)
For anyone concerned about the fit of this mask, it comes with a velcro size adjuster, allowing for it to be worn by both children and adults (suitable for 5+). Whilst being a low-cost mask, it seems that they have considered comfort, fit, and even visibility, with netting over the eyes, rather than solid material.
Official Spider-Man Mask (Stretchy)
Following up next is the official-licensed Spider-Man Deluxe mask, made for ages 14 and up. Unlike the previous mask, this fits over-the-head, which is both good and bad. As the mask pulls on, it has a more authentic look, with no zipper, button or velcro strap.
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The downside to this is the mask can become over-stretched, losing elasticity over time. Being a mask made only of polyester this seems to be more likely, as it doesn’t have the spandex to retain its stretchiness.
Despite these concerns, it is a comfortable mask, with a nice texture to it, ensuring that you don’t have to take it off from discomfort, and similar to the previous fancy dress mask, this has mesh over the eyes for better visibility.
For those after a lower-cost yet more authentic mask, the Deluxe Spider-Man Mask is definitely a good starting point.
Ultimate Spider-Man Spidey Sense Mask
Heading into the more gadget-involved territory, we have another Marvel official product, with the Ultimate Spider-Man: Spidey Sense Mask. Whilst this mask is available from multiple stores, it’s currently cheapest on Amazon.
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With a recommended age range of 5+, the Spidey Sense Mask is definitely an all-rounder for fans of all ages. Being a plastic mask, you get the sense that this is aimed at Marvel’s younger audience, but with a larger size to please the inner-child in all of us. As a result of the plastic material, it isn’t the most comfortable of Marvel’s mask designs, nor is it for the adult fans wanting a replica Spider-Man costume.
But despite it’s drawbacks, the Spidey Sense Mask comes with some neat gadgets. Inside the mask there is button that, when pushed with your chin, lights up the eyes and plays one of Spider-Man’s many catchphrases. Even a number of Spidey villains have a few phrases thrown in, for those wanting to re-enact their favourite web-slinging battles.
If you’re after a gift for the littluns, or if you’re a big-kid yourself, this is definitely worth a shot. More for those after light hearted fun than a full Spider-Man costume.
Spider-Man: Homecoming Mask (Spider Sight)
The most recent release from Marvel, to accompany the launch of Spider-Man: Homecoming, is the Spider Sight Mask. Selling for £19.99 on the Argos website, with free home delivery (or collection in-store, if delivery isn’t your preference).
Buy now from Argos UK – just £19.99 (+ free delivery)
The main unique feature of the Spider Sight mask is its moving eyes, which are really effective in mimicking the dynamic mask introduced in Spider-Man: Homecoming. This works in a similar way to the Spidey Sense mask, but Hasbro have improved the technology, as this one is activated by simply opening your jaw against the fitted mask. It’s a really neat touch, and will be sure to wow your friends.
There is great detailing on the mask itself, which despite being made from plastic has rubber webbing across the front. As you can see from the image below, Hasbro have given the plastic a really interesting texture to recreate what Spidey’s suit would actually be made from. To ensure that people of all ages are comfortable in the mask, it also comes with adjustable straps on the back.
Whilst this mask only covers the front of the head, it really makes up for it in the detailing and functionality. If you’re after something that looks great and stands out from the pack, Spider Sight is the one for you.
Full Face Rubber Spider-Man Mask
Last on our list is a full-face rubber Spider-Man mask, available on Amazon UK. At time of review, this was at a slightly higher price point, and is not an officially licensed Marvel product.
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With the product being made from rubber, the mask has a fantastic amount of detail, with indented webbing across the face and neck. Alongside the webbing, Spider-Man’s eyes are raised from the front, giving the entire piece a very authentic and eye-catching look.
The material itself, however, is also this mask’s downfall. As the entire piece is made from rubber, visibility isn’t great, which is quite a big issue for many. Also, being a full-face mask, this one may not be so suitable for children.
Best Spider-Man Mask
What to buy? It really does depend on what you’re looking for! If you can afford to spend the extra cash, the full face rubber mask is perfect for replica costumes, while the official Spider-Man Deluxe is a great second-best at a much lower price point.
But if you’re after the most up-to-date style, the new Homecoming: Spider Sight mask is our winner.