Of course we wear a mask on our face, though certain cultures use them on other parts of the body! The main reason we wear masks is for protection, entertainment, disguise or performance. Masks can be functional, decorative, symbolic, scary and even sexual. There are many reasons why masks have been used throughout history and still are today. Masks have been used for centuries in rituals, ceremonies, theatre, folk festivals and for practical reasons. They are magical, powerful, spiritual, fearful and even joyful. Masks continue to be popular in today's society because of the power and mystery surrounding them. Would films like Halloween and Silence of the Lambs have worked without the use of a mask, or their characters been as memorable? The same goes for the Phantom of the Opera, would a Phantom without a mask have been as spine tingling or compelling, I don't think so!