From Friday 24th July it will be mandatory to wear face coverings in shops across the UK. These masks should cover your nose and mouth and be tight enough that droplets can't escape, but still breathable. It's recommended that these face coverings are multi-layered, or include a pocket for a filter.

YOU CAN READ THE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ON WEARING A MASK HERE 

Let's face it, face masks are pretty cool. Besides protecting other people, it also means we can run around pretending to be Bucky Barnes. We've pulled together some of our favourite pop-culture inspired masks, so that you can rep your fandom pride safely. 

1. The force is strong with this Star Wars 4 pack from Disney! Wear this mask, you must. 

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Image: shopdisney.co.uk

Price: £20 for a pack of 4
Material: Front, 100% polyester. Back, 100% cotton.
Info: Disney will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sales of Disney cloth face coverings, up to the Red Cross organisations across Europe to support people in crisis.

2. Loving Timothee Chalamet is a personal Brand™️ okay, and we want everyone to know it. 

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Image: redbubble.com

Price: £11.98 or £9.58 each when you buy 4
Material: Two layers of 100% brushed polyester 
Buy it now on Redbubble.

3. It’s dangerous to go alone, take this! Get ready to level up your lockdown life and equip this video game themed mask, ideal for anyone who has spent the last few months on Fortnite, Overwatch, or even RuneScape...

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Image: redbubble.com

Price: £11.49 or £9.19 each when you buy 4
Material: Two layers of 100% brushed polyester 
Buy it now on Redbubble.


4. We can't be the only ones who have spent quarantine trying to become Tik Tok famous, right? Well now that it's time to show our faces in public again, this mask is the perfect way to legitimize our new hobby and urm, hide our shame?

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Image: redbubble.com

Price: £11.49 or £9.19 each when you buy 4
Material: Two layers of 100% brushed polyester
Buy it now on Redbubble.

5. You might recognise Birchams Art from past MCM shows, where he was a regular stallholder, but now he's online releasing a brand new line of face masks with LOADS of different designs, go check them out!

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Image: birchamsart.com

Price: £14.99
Material: 100% Polyester Outer Layer; 100% Cotton Inner Layer
Buy it now on Birchams Art.


6. You've got a friend in these. Perfect for all your mini heroes or big little kids, these masks come in both child and adult sizes. 

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Image: shopdisney.co.uk

Price: £20 for a pack of 4 
Material: Front, 100% polyester. Back, 100% cotton. 
Buy it now on the Disney store.


7. I'm not superstitious, but I am a little 'stitious. Cover your back (and your face) with this Michael Scott mask and make sure everyone fears how much they love you. 

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Image: redbubble.com

Price: £11.49 or £9.19 each when you buy 4
Material: Two layers of 100% brushed polyester 
Buy it now on Redbubble.


8. Listen, we don't want to talk about *that* Game of Thrones ending, instead let's just embrace our inner Mother of Dragons and rep these adorable fire breathing cuties. 

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Image: redbubble.com

Price: £11.49 or £9.19 each when you buy 4
Material: Two layers of 100% brushed polyester 
Buy it now on Redbubble.


9. You know how that old Skelator saying goes, you must possess all or you possess nothing, and if you don't have this mask, well...

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Image: redbubble.com

Price: £11.49 or £9.19 each when you buy 4
Material: Two layers of 100% brushed polyester 
Buy it now on Redbubble.


10. There was an idea, to bring together a group of remarkable masks, see if they could become something more. See if they could work together when we needed them to fight the battles we never could...

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Image: shopdisney.co.uk

Price: £20 for a pack of 4
Material: Front, 100% polyester. Back, 100% cotton. 
Buy it now on the Disney store.


11. Don't let lockdown push your buttons! Take control of the situation with this classic gaming-inspired mask. (We'd wear this even if it wasn't mandatory.)

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Image: redbubble.com

Price: £11.49 or £9.19 each when you buy 4
Material: Two layers of 100% brushed polyester 
Buy it now on Redbubble.


Just so you know, if you click on one of our links and treat yourself to something nice, we may receive a few pennies, some Vibranium, or a couple bars of Kryptonite to keep that pesky Superman away.