Venetian masks, found in many costuming stores, are beautiful but often very expensive. A cheaper alternative is to make your own mask by purchasing a plain white mask and decorating it yourself. By decorating your own mask, you can make a mask that will go perfectly with your costume and costs only a fraction of the price of ones found in stores.
Floral Queen. Carnivale in Venezia 2009. Venice, Italy. - A plain white mask does not contrast with the gold costume very well. The mask could have had a small design painted on or attached to it in a darker colour.