Bane masks are selling out amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
With many Americans still required by local governments to wear face masks or coverings while out in public, one of the most popular masks being sold online is of Tom Hardy’s incarnation of the DC supervillain in The Dark Knight Rises.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, both cloth and plastic Bane masks — none of which are medically approved for pandemic protection, mind you — have been selling out online.
The trade claims Costume.com, BuyCostumes.com and HalloweenCostumes.com are all sold out of plastic Bane masks, while Etsy is selling over 150 variations of cloth Bane masks.
“Looking at sales figures, the adult mask had quite a sales spike in April and early May, which is unusual for this time of year,” Costume.com spokesperson David DeJac told THR.
DeJac added there are still full Bane costumes available which indicates that consumers were just interested in having the mask.