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A Brief History of Plague Masks & How to Make Your Mask Magical

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

The mid 17th century saw the rise of a plague (now known as The Great Plague) which ended up claiming the lives of roughly 100,000 people in London alone in just one year, and over 500,000 people across Europe before it was over.

It was around this time that the now-iconic “plague doctor” costume came into existence. The garment is said to have been…

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