Alright, how about this- a recurring series of posts regarding strange masks and even full on costumes worn in different countries throughout the world. Japan, with all of their Noh, Oni, Hannya, and the like, seems as good a place to start as any. I'll brainstorm for more obvious ones. Italy, Venice in particular, seems the most logical next step. If anyone knows of any country or region with its own strange, unique mask tradition, or digs some odd style of mask they think no one else will think of, by all means add your own post to what may become a small series.
Eerie looking figure, wish there was a bigger shot.