The Mask Hero

At Beaumaris Rotary, we have a real-life mask hero: Heather Chisholm.

For the last few weeks, she’s been busy sewing masks for Rotary Members. Now with all Members suitably masked-up, she’s ready to expand her stitching work.

Heather is taking orders for masks. All masks only $10. All profits are donated to Rotary fundraising efforts.  So, monies go back into your community.

The masks come in two styles: pleated and fitted and they are made of washable fabric.

Please select your chosen mask (s) according to columns and rows as shown above. Email your orders to beaumarisrotary@gmail.com and we’ll be in touch with payment details.

While busying herself sewing, Heather pondered her favourite fictional masked heroes.

Here are the Top 5 Fictional Masked Heroes, according to Heather:

Tom Hardy in Dunkirk

“Spitfires George, greatest plane ever built.”

Tom Hardy may not get many lines in the movie, but the eyes have it. Hidden behind his oxygen mask, he plays the heroic Spitfire pilot who flies like a protecting angel over the beaches of Dunkirk. Very different to his character in Peaky Blinders!

Jim Carrey’s portrayal of The Mask

“Did you miss me? I guess not!”

The Mask started out as a character in a comic strip.  But Jim Carrey made the character his own in the 1994 movie The Mask, with a virtuoso performance of his talents – with and without the wooden mask.

Michael Crawford in The Phantom of the Opera

“Say you’ll love me every waking moment.”

No masked list would be complete without inclusion of Michael Crawford’s performance in The Phantom of the Opera.  His award-winning portrayal of the disfigured musical genius living under the Paris Opera House is unforgettable!

Arnie Hammer as The Lone Ranger

“Hi ho, Silver.”

Radio, TV, movies and comic books. The Lone Ranger is a former Texas Ranger who fights outlaws in the American Old West.  Armie Hammer plays the role in the 2013 movie The Lone Ranger, with Johnny Depp as his sidekick Tonto.  Do you recall Tonto’s prescient line in this 2013 movie? “There come a time when good man must wear mask!”

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

“It’s about what you believe. And I believe in love.”

Only Wonder Woman wears her mask on her forehead!  Wonder Woman first appeared as a superhero DC Comic character in 1941. Gal Gadot plays Diana, the superhero Amazon warrior goddess in the 2017 movie Wonder Woman.  A reprise of her role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. 

Do your masked fictional characters from musicals, comic books, tv series or books match those of Heather?

Don’t forget to order your own mask!