13 Cute And Affordable Protective Face Masks To Buy On Etsy

by Karen Belz
Karen Belz has written for sites such as Bustle, HelloGiggles, Romper, and So Yummy. She's the mom of a sassy toddler and drinks an alarming amount of Sugar-Free Red Bull in order to keep up with her.

Even though certain states are loosening up their shelter-in-place rules, that doesn’t mean face masks will no longer be important.

We still need to be as safe as possible. Masks help us control the spread of the virus, and they also show that you care for your fellow human’s safety.

But that doesn’t mean that your mask has to be boring. There are plenty of incredible sewers on Etsy who are more than prepared to make you a mask that’s both cute and functional. Currently, the best mask to have is an N95. But since those are so limited, it’s best to reserve those for doctors, nurses, and essential workers who are trying to fight this health crisis. They need all the protection they can get.

For everyday interactions, a cotton mask is typically what people have been recommending. Certain people are also making sure to add filters to theirs for extra security. All in all, it’s pretty incredible to hear how quickly our community has figured out how to make these masks work the best they can.

As a bonus, while staying safe, you’re also supporting an artist. Etsy is a wonderful place to look for masks. Plus, it’s a great way to help crafty and creative people pay the bills. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need masks. But this is a serious issue.

Here are 13 of the best, and most affordable, protective face masks you can find on Etsy.

Cat Mask

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This cat mask is purrfect. But if you’re not a cat person, this seller also offers up adorable masks in a dog design. If you’re a fan of all animals, you might feel tempted to buy them both. And that’s quite all right.

Shop Now: Polyester Cat Mask ($13.90, Etsy)

Pizza Mask

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Who doesn’t love pizza? This mask will definitely get some attention and probably inspire you to pick up a pie at your favorite local pizzeria — with contactless delivery, of course.

Shop Now: Pizza Mask ($6.40, Etsy)

Polka Dot Mask

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Polka dots are always in style. This mask offers a lot of coverage and — according to the reviews — is good for people who wear hearing aids.

Shop Now: Polka Dot Mask ($10, Etsy)

Comic Book Mask

Comic Book Mask

Ka-pow! This cute mask is perfect for the comic book fan in your life. Each mask is a little bit different, but if you have a word preference, the owner of Queenofthecourtbrand will try to make it possible.

Shop Now: Comic Book Mask ($14.97, Etsy)

Airplane Mask

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Miss traveling? It’s tough to have so many restrictions right now. At least you can share your love of flight with this cute and affordable mask from 

Shop Now: Airplane Mask/Covering ($13.50, Etsy)

Golden Skulls

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This skull mask from JonikasDesign will make you feel like a pirate. Black matches with pretty much everything, which means that this particular mask may highly complement your wardrobe.

Shop Now: Skull Mask ($7.62, Etsy)

Sparkle Mask With Filter Pocket

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This mask is almost the equivalent of adding a cute pink stripe to your hair. It’s subtly flashy. The shiny texture is enough for you to get noticed but not be a complete distraction.

Shop Now: Sparkly Mask ($14, Etsy)

Baseball Mask

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Sports may be canceled at the moment, but you can still represent America’s favorite pastimes with this cute and affordable face mask.

Shop Now: Baseball Mask ($12.95, Etsy)

Washable Luxury Mask

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If you live in Romania or don’t mind waiting just a little extra to get your mask, this is a great find. It’s both classy and sophisticated, but also comfortable for all-day wear.

Shop Now: Washable Luxury Mask ($11.23, Etsy)

Paris Passport Mask

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If we all wear a mask, perhaps our wait time for our next actual Paris excursion will be a lot shorter. This mask is great for any traveler.

Shop Now: Paris Passport Mask ($15.99, Etsy)

Leopard Mask

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Are you a fan of animal print? In times like these, we’re all pretty tough and ferocious. This is a great way to stay safe while showcasing some sass.

Shop Now: Leopard Cotton Mask ($12.49, Etsy)

Plaid Mask

Plaid Mask

This plaid mask makes you look like you’re right out of the ’90s. It’s comfortable and breathable, and a great addition to your face mask collection.

Shop Now: Plaid Mask ($9.99, Etsy)

Red Bandana Mask

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How cute are these red bandana masks? If red isn’t your thing, there are also plenty of other great colors to choose from. Etsy shop BoomsBaby also sells masks for kids at a slightly lower price.

Shop Now: Red Bandana Mask ($10.99, Etsy)

Psst: If you choose to purchase an item on this list, LittleThings may receive a small cut. Each item and price is up to date at the time of publication; however, an item may be sold out or the price may be different at a later date.