When it comes to the ancient roots of Halloween, masks and costumes were worn to ward off evil spirits on the night of Samhain. People believed that during the transition of October to November, the walls between the physical world and the spirit world open, allowing the beings from the other realm to enter, bringing with them all the spirits that can cause chaos, mayhem and mischief.
In India, people wear masks behind their heads when going into the forest. The Bengal Tiger sneaks up on its prey. By the time the prey realizes it’s there, it’s too late. The people of India believe that if you wear a mask on the back of your head, it portrays a face looking back at them when they’re trying to sneak up and prowl on you. The logic is if the tiger sees a face staring back, they will keep their distance because they are exposed from being sneaky.
The k’zokus have their hockey masks on the back of their seats for easy access. It’s an easy way to grab it to put it on. In a sense, it is used to ward off the law because it hides their identity.
Sometimes a mask is used to show that it’s not about the face of the individual. They are the medium of life. The existence of life, is the art form. They wanna show you what they do with life in their hands, controlled by creativity. Therefore the mask is to ward off the ignorant.✌️🙏