These 25 DIY Face Masks Are Amazing But Probably Not Very Effective

By Dave Basner

April 3, 2020

As researchers continue to study coronavirus and how it spreads, they are learning that many people who are infected with it are contagious even if they don't show any symptoms. For that reason, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending that everyone use cloth face coverings when they go into the public for essential activities.

While most people are choosing to just use a scarf, others have taken a different route. Perhaps they couldn't find a scarf or maybe they are just a little extra, but a bunch of photos are showing up on Reddit of the more unique methods some folks are using to protect themselves and those around them from COVID-19.

This woman made her own mouth covering out of some everyday objects. No word on how effective it is:

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When they said a face mask, this probably isn't what they had in mind:

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A woman attracted some attention after squeezing herself into a latex suit and heading to the market:

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Not only did this person cover themselves up, they made sure others wouldn't get too close to them:

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This set-up, likely borrowed from his pet, might keep him from touching his face, but it's going to be a pretty ugly scene if he sneezes:

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A grandmother found a few bandanas to wear out, but all of them will give you nightmares:

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Punny, but that's not gonna work:

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This one is even worse:

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These folks found some great protection to wear out... if we lived in medieval times:

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Some people just got really wrapped up:

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Others repurposed water bottles:

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This guy already has a case of corona... kind of:

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A few people encapsulated themselves, thanks to last year's Halloween costume:

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This woman grabbed the only mask she could find in her house:

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This seems unsafe:

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No idea what is going on here but the garlic is a nice touch:

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Here's a unique way to use an onion:

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Um... those aren't supposed to be used there, but that's pretty resourceful:

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Then there are the people who want to make sure their pet is safe:

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While others choose to keep their car safe:

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The White House is expected to make an announcement about face masks in the coming days. You can learn more about how to protect yourself here.

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