Of course, the air is polluted and everyone is urged to wear a mask if you are outdoors. While it is definitely advantageous to wear a mask, I still see many who don't wear it.
Why? Of course, I wear it at times when the haze is really bad but I hate wearing it. Makes me look like a sick man, unfashionable as well and I'm sure many do feel the same. So I thought of some fashion tips for gamers in the region. Just some tips on how to look cool, show off your gaming sense and most of all, stay safe..
These are some of the N95 respiratory masks that are recommended to protection against the pollutants in the air..
Kinda ugly eh? Here are some games that you pick up some fashion tips from..
Mortal KombatIf you are a Mortal Kombat fan, you can wear these masks over the respiratory masks.
They come in several colours and you can pull off that ninja look if you can get the whole costume.
For ladies, the masks are pretty much the same.
Of course, if you decide to go with the entire costume, then be ready for the extra attention. Whether that's a good or bad thing, you decide. ;)
If you are not intrigued by the klassic masks, you can get the new, more extravagant designs instead..
If Mortal Kombat is too abnormal for you, try getting something more "normal" that won't make you stand out in the crowd.
The Ultimate Hacker look will not get any heads turning but the cap and bandana will mask the respiratory mask just nice. You can put on a pair of shades and no one would recognise you. It definitely works, just ask any celebrity who wants to avoid the paparazzi.
Fallout / Borderlands
If you are really paranoid about the haze affecting your health, go all out. During chemical warfare, soldiers use gas masks with filter canisters to prevent any chance of getting contaminated air into their lungs. Be it a Borderlands bandit or like the guy in Fallout, you too can gear up as your favourite gaming characters while being absolutely safe from the haze. No N95 masks required underneath.
Army of Two
If you are out with your best buddy or bro, you can consider covering up with the Army of Two masks. While you are at that, you can get into character by fist-bumping every once in a while. You can borrow mine if you like.
If you are MineCraft fan, this may be more to your taste. Sure as hell, covers your entire head. No one will recognise you and no one will ever know you are wearing the respiratory mask.
Assassin's Creed fans and history enthusiasts will know that in older times, doctors used this mask to protect themselves from diseases.
I'm not sure how well this will protect you from the haze so you might still want to wear the N95 masks under this one. Do be careful not to poke anyone with that long beak.
There you have it, some of my recommendations on how gamers can look cool while disguising the ugly respiratory masks. The haze is expected to stay on for a while, so everyone is definitely encouraged to wear a mask when going outdoors. With the PSI levels well into the hazardous levels, do not take chances
I have my gear, the Spec Ops Cap and Bandana..
So what do you think guys? Like my recommendations? Do you have any other games or characters that you would prefer to take inspiration from? Do let me know in the comments below and help your gamer friends in the region affected by the haze.