It's almost time for tricks and treats. There are so many Halloween costumes with face masks you can wear this year that Dr. Theresa Tam would approve of. You can find that perfect blend of spookiness and safety.
While Halloween will be a little different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it doesn't have to be cancelled entirely.
There are still things you can do to have fun while also staying safe.
Dr. Tam said that masks can be part of a costume in her advice for celebrating the spooky holiday this year.
With trick-or-treating being given the green light in a lot of places in Canada, the country's top doctor said that doing it outside, keeping the right distance apart and wearing a mask is important.
She noted that you can use different fabrics to turn regular face masks into something that goes with your costume.
Even if you're just dressing up at home to hand out candy, wearing a costume that has a face mask is probably a good idea.
Here are 12 Halloween costumes with face masks that Dr. Tam would approve of.
You can show a little Canadian pride by dressing up as the Ryan Reynolds character. While this costume has a mask, it's best to wear a face mask under it to stay extra protected.
Skeleton costumes are a classic choice at Halloween. You can pair a boney mask like this with a skeleton onesie to complete the look.
You can create a mummy mask yourself with some white fabric and make it look like bandages or you can find one online. If you want this costume to be peak 2020, wrap yourself in toilet paper.
You can't go wrong with costumes that already have masks like this one. Be sure to wear a non-medical mask or face covering with it though.
You can really lean into Halloween with a mask that's made to look like the nose and mouth of a jack-o-lantern.
A Sanderson sister
You can up your witch costume game by getting a face mask that looks like a Sanderson sister from Hocus Pocus and then dressing up like her.
This is a classic Halloween costume that can easily be done in 2020 fashion thanks to a black face mask with whiskers and a nose printed on them.
You can make your Halloween costume a nod to Regina King's character from Watchmen, which she won an Emmy for this year, with a black face covering.
This is a really clever way to dress up! You can go as The Mask from the Jim Carrey movie The Mask.
Doctor or nurse
Doctors and nurses are classic Halloween costumes but this year it's even easier to dress up like this because we're already wearing those blue face masks. Plus, it can be a tribute to all the health-care heroes out there.
With the headgear that Iron Man wears, it's easy to wear a face mask underneath this costume which can make Halloween feel a little bit normal.
This is another go-to costume each year but you can do it with a twist now. You can get a Darth Vader face covering online or make it yourself to keep it simple or go big with the full mask and outfit.