The weirdest and wackiest face masks to come out of the coronavirus pandemic

Danielle Baskin has designed a selfie mask. Credit: @djbaskin

Wearing a face mask in public places in response to coronavirus has become the 'new normal' in the UK and across the world.

And some people have found some weird and wacky ways to wear their masks with to express their style.

San Francisco artist Danielle Baskin initially designed her 'Maskalike' selfie mask as a joke solution for people to activate facial recognition software on their phones while wearing face coverings.

On a Twitter post, she said that the mask has received mixed reaction.

"Half of people who noticed said Awesome and laughed! The other half was horrified and looked at me in terror. This is the spirit of our time," she said.

Now, she has been inundated with requests and is set to launch her company and has even come up with other designs including memes and classical art.

Miss Baskin said: "Our masks are sure to make people around you do double-takes and have a brighter day."

While some might like a selfie, others are using mandatory face masks as a way to experiment with a new look.

But for some, what lies beneath the mask is just as dramatic.

And these face coverings ensure that people know you're always smiling:

Meanwhile, others are finding dramatic ways to give passersby a double take.

And animal lovers are going wild with their face masks.

Edinburgh photographer Toby Malcolm made sure he and his pet cat Gunther looked the part.

Historian and broadcaster Tim Dunn has used the recognisable seat patterns of London's transport network to help blend in on the commute.

Tim Dunn in his London transport design face masks. Credit: Handout

However, Brandon Redd from Illinois has stayed in the 'dark side' with his 3D printed Darth Vader mask.

Fans of Science Fiction might like to wear this Alien inspired 'face hugger' mask.

Face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from July 24 and from last month, people travelling on public transport had to wear masks.


Watch our guide on how to make your own DIY face covering: