As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world, staying positive can be very challenging. While fear and anxiety can easily make you feel helpless during these trying times, shifting your attention to things that you can control can gradually restore your sense of agency and self-confidence. But if you’re looking for an instant confidence booster that would keep your worries at bay the next time you go out to stock up on essentials, a Golden Girls-themed face mask may just be the thing you need.
Golden Girls’ Dorothy Zbornak (Beatrice Arthur), Rose Nylund (Betty White), Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan), and Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) are, hands down, some of the most poised icons in pop culture, so wearing a face mask inspired by the queens of comedy would definitely make you feel like you’re one of them. Below are some of the amazing Golden Girls face masks available on Etsy and Redbubble.
#1 Golden Girls ‘Thank you for staying home’ face mask, $19.68
Featuring a colorful sketch of the comedy quartet with the statement “thank you for staying home” printed on the front, this three-layer face mask has a pocket for replaceable filters. Made of microfiber and cotton sateen, this face covering is washable and reusable.
#2 Dorothy Zbornak face mask, $16
This face mask is decked out with a sublimated image of a face mask-wearing Dorothy set against a sunset-colored background. The 100% polyester face covering, which comes with a filter in between the top fabric and the cotton fabric backing, also has the statement “Bea safe & stay golden” emblazoned on the front.
#3 Golden Girls x Friends face mask, $19.99
Made of antibacterial fabric, this washable and reusable face mask features an adorable graphic of the Golden Girls and the statement “Thank you for being a friend” printed on the front. This face covering is very comfortable to wear as it uses compress technology without any stitches.
#4 Be like the Golden Girls face mask, $26.50
If you prefer statement face masks over face coverings with illustrations, then this neck gaiter is perfect for you. Featuring the lines “Live like Rose,” “Dress like Blanche,” “Think like Dorothy,” and “Speak like Sophia,” this face mask can also be used as a headband, bandana, wristband, and neck warmer.
#5 Chibi Golden Girls face mask, $16
Featuring a cute chibi drawing of the ladies and the phrase “Stay Golden” on the front, this handmade face mask is made of polyester and cotton fabric.
#6 ‘Picture it … quarantine 2020’ face mask, $12.49
Inspired by Sophia’s favorite “Picture it, Sicily” line, this red face mask with white ear loops features a cartoon graphic of Sophia wearing a face mask with the words “Picture it … quarantine 2020” on the front. Made with two layers of soft 100% brushed polyester, this face cover is washable and reusable.
#7 Golden Girls photo collage face mask, $12.49
This striking face mask is covered in a photo collage featuring the Golden Girls main cast with a clipart banner that reads, “Thank you for being a friend.” Washable and reusable, this face cover has over-ear elastic straps for a snug fit over the mouth and nose.
#8 ‘Bea safe’ face mask, $13.53
Made with two layers of soft 100% brushed polyester with sublimation print on the outside, this black face cover is decked out with a cool cartoon graphic of a face mask-wearing Dorothy on the front. The front design also includes the reminder “Bea safe,” which is a nod to actress Bea Arthur who played the role. As with most Redbubble face coverings, for every “Bea safe” face mask sold, the online marketplace will make a donation to Heart to Heart International, a Lenexa-based global humanitarian organization that works to improve health and to respond to the needs of disaster victims worldwide.