The Plague Doctor is a popular cosplay option which actually pre-dates the Victorian era and goes back to 17th Century Europe. Plague doctors covered themselves head to toe and wore a mask with a long bird-like beak. Plague masks were based on many misconceptions about the disease as they did not have the medical technology that we have today.
Now of course, as the original Plague Doctor concept pre-dates the steampunk era, why then is steampunk so plagued with plague doctors you might ask! Well, for the time that these costumes were developed, it was actually quite forward thinking in the time. Plague doctors were even allowed to do autopsies on the bodies of plague victims, in which sense the were working towards an understanding of the human anatomy and champions of science. All this alongside a bird like costume and cloaked from head to toe – how steampunk is that?!
Steampunk Plague Doctor Masks on Amazon
Here’s our collection of the best steampunk plague doctor masks that you can buy online.
Classic Black Leather Plague Doctor Mask
This classic black plague doctor mask is made from leather and has inbuilt goggles.
- Unique Steampunk Plague Doctor Bird Head Mask,making your Halloween Costume become more mysterious and cool.
- 100% PU Leather Material,feels soft and makes the mask more durable and long lasting.
- Long Nose Bird Mask is suitable for various occasions like Masquerade Party, Halloween Cosplay, Christmas, Punk Party, Stage Show, etc.
- Adjustable Head Band and one size for all, suitable for most Men and Women.
- Special Designed Breathable Holes beside the nose, ensure a comfortable and fresh wear experience.
BUZZYFUZZY Plague Doctor Mask
This plague doctor mask is made with black comfortable material and embellished with copper effect studs and goggles. A uses a buckle strap making it adjustable so it can fit most head shapes comfortably.
- PLATINUM MATERIAL :We use the most advanced PU material to ensure the quality and comfort of the mask. The soft PU leather adopts the premium quality material, which makes our mask more design sense and makes you different.It has a headband on the back that can be adjustable for perfect fit.
- Design: 2020 new design Steampunk style, exquisite metal texture. Full face long nose plague doctor head mask , good for Mardi Gras, Masquerade Party, Costume Party, Punk party.
- REALISTIC :Turn yourself into a Plague Doctor once you wear it that saves the medieval black death. The masks were designed to protect themself from putrid air, which was seen as the cause of infection.The plague mask is as described as our advertisement.
- GIFT IDEAS: It's a great gift for your family, friends, boyfriend and girlfriend to make the owner the king of the party.
- QUALITY ASSURANCE: if you are not satisfied with the mask, you can contact us at any time. We will help you return the goods in the first time.
Attitude Studio Steampunk Bird Beak Half Mask
This one is possibly my favourite of the plague doctor masks. that I’ve found so far online. It’s kind of an amalgamation of the bio steampunk plague doctor and a mechanical robot! It’s sturdy yet light to wear. The vintage rustic bronze design is easy to pair with a hat or use as Halloween decorations for Venetian, renaissance and medieval themes.
Steampunk Plague Doctor Masks on Etsy
Etsy is a fantastic place to find creative and original pieces. These steampunk plague doctor masks are more unique than the ones that you will find on Amazon and you might be better going for one of these if you are attending a proper steampunk festival.
This leather Plague Doctor Mask on Etsy UK is an excellent choice. It’s hand cut and sewn from quality brown leather making it unique – one of a kind.
This steampunk style plague mask is made from faux leather and metal rivets. It comes with the option to add LED lights as well as option to add plague Doctor Hat!