Masks have been a common feature in The Legend of Zelda series since Ocarina of Time. When worn, the masks give Link a variety of abilities. Some of these abilities are required to complete the game, others are used for optional sidequests, and others are available just as fun items to collect.
Majora's Mask uses the masks as one of the primary gameplay features. Four masks allow Link to change his form entirely. While in another form, Link has access to abilities that are unavailable to him otherwise.
List of Masks
Ocarina of Time
The concept of the Mask Trading Sequence is that when Link visits the Happy Mask Shop, the Happy Mask Salesman will lend him a mask. Link then looks for a character in Hyrule who wants the mask, and sells it for an amount of money. Link then goes back to the shop and pays for the price of the mask, and is given the following mask. All of these masks are obtainable and usable only during the child era. The masks listed are ordered by appearance.
|Image||Name of Mask||Method of Obtainment||Uses|
|Keaton Mask||Available after showing Zelda's Letter to soldier guarding entrance to Death Mountain in Kakariko Village.||To be sold for 15 Rupees to the soldier guarding the entrance to Death Mountain.|
|Skull Mask||Available after selling Keaton Mask.|| To be sold for 20 Rupees to the Skull Kid in Lost Woods.|
Link will not be attacked by Keese
Used to obtain Deku Stick upgrade at the Forest Stage.
|Spooky Mask||Available after selling Skull Mask.||To be sold for 30 Rupees to the Graveyard Boy in Kakariko Village Graveyard.|
|Bunny Hood||Available after selling Spooky Mask.|| To be sold for 50 Rupees to the Running Man in Hyrule Field.|
Prevents Stalchildren from attacking Link.
|Mask of Truth||Available after selling Bunny Hood.|| Enables Link to listen to Gossip Stones|
Used to obtain Deku Nut upgrade at the Forest Stage.
|Goron Mask||Available after selling Bunny Hood.||(None)|
|Zora Mask||Available after selling Bunny Hood.||(None)|
|Gerudo Mask||Available after selling Bunny Hood.||(None)|
The masks are ordered this way: Transformation Masks, Happy Masks (listed alphabetically), and Boss masks.
|Image||Name of Mask||Method of Obtainment||Uses||In-game Description|
|Deku Mask||Earned right after learning the Song of Healing.||Transforms Link into a Deku.||Wear it with (C) to assume Deku form. Use (C) to change back.|
|Goron Mask||Earned after healing Darmani in Goron Graveyard.||Transforms Link into a Goron.||Wear it with (C) to assume Goron form. Use (C) to change back.|
|Zora Mask||Earned after healing Mikau in Great Bay Coast.||Transforms Link into a Zora.||Wear it with (C) to assume Zora form. Use (C) to change back.|
|Fierce Deity's Mask||Earned after playing Hide and Seek with the Moon Children and giving all twenty Happy Masks (see below) to them.||Transforms Link into Fierce Deity.||Wear it with (C). Its dark power can be used only in boss rooms.|
|All-Night Mask||For sale in Curiosity Shop on the Final Day, for only 500 Rupees.||Keeps Link from falling asleep.||When you wear it with (C), you don't get sleepy.|
|Blast Mask||Earned after stopping Sakon from stealing the Old Lady's Bomb Bag.||Detonates like a bomb.|| Wear it with (C), then detonate it with (B)...
Losing hearts from the explosion is a side effect.
|Bremen Mask||Earned after hearing Guru-Guru's confessions at night in Laundry Pool||Plays music and prompts small animals to march.||Wear it with (C) so young animals will mistake you for their leader.|
|Bunny Hood||Earned after making all chickens from Cucco Shack grow.||Increases running speed, jumping distance, and agility.||Wear it with (C) to be filled with the speed and hearing of the wild.|
|Captain's Hat||Earned after awakening and beating Captain Keeta.||Prevents Stalchildren and ReDead attacks.||Wear it with (C) to pose as Captain Keeta.|
|Circus Leader's Mask||Earned playing the Ballad of the Wind Fish in Milk Bar.||Calms angry people, prevents attack from Milk Road pursuers.||People related to Gorman will react to this.|
|Couple's Mask||Earned through the Anju and Kafei sidequest.||Symbolizes ultimate love, stops long disputes among people.||When you wear it with (C), you can soften people's hearts.|
|Don Gero's Mask||Earned after feeding a starving Goron in Mountain Village||Allows communication with frogs.||When you wear it, you can call the Frog Choir members together.|
|Garo's Mask||Earned after winning the Gorman Track race.|| Allows entry into Ikana Canyon
Attracts Garo Ninjas
Prevents ReDead attacks.
|This mask can summon the hidden Garo ninjas. Wear it with (C).|
|Great Fairy Mask||Earned after retrieving the lost Stray Fairy from Clock Town for the second time.||Alerts to presence of (and attracts) Stray Fairies.||The mask's hair will shimmer when you're close to a Stray Fairy.|
|Giant's Mask||Earned near the end of Stone Tower Temple.||Transforms Link into a Giant during the battle against Twinmold.||If you wear it in a certain room, you'll grow into a giant.|
|Gibdo Mask||Earned after healing Pamela's Father.||Prevents Gibdo and ReDead attacks.||Use it with (C). Even a real Gibdo will mistake you for its own kind.|
|Kafei's Mask||Earned through the Anju and Kafei sidequest.||Characters will talk about Kafei.||Wear it with (C) to inquire about Kafei's whereabouts.|
|Kamaro's Mask||Earned after healing Kamaro in Termina Field.||Allows wearer to dance.||Wear this with (C) to perform a mysterious dance.|
|Keaton Mask||Earned through the Anju and Kafei sidequest.||Summons Keatons.||The mask of the ghost fox, Keaton. Wear it with (C).|
|Mask of Scents||Earned after completing the race in Deku Shrine.||Enables Link to find mushrooms by smelling them.||Wear it with (C) to heighten your sense of smell.|
|Mask of Truth||Earned after killing all Skulltulas in Swamp Spider House.||Allows wearer to listen to Gossip Stones and the thoughts of animals.||Wear it to read the thoughts of Gossip Stones and animals.|
|Moon's Mask||Not obtainable (it's part of the creation of the Couple's Mask).||Ceremonial wedding mask.||N/A|
|Postman's Hat||Earned through the Anju and Kafei sidequest.||Enables Link to open mailboxes.||You can look in mailboxes when you wear this with (C).|
|Romani's Mask||Earned through the Romani and Cremia sidequests.||Grants access to the Milk Bar at night.||Wear it with (C) to show you're a member of the Milk Bar, Latte.|
|Stone Mask||Earned after helping Shiro recover his energies.||Makes Link invisible to most enemies and characters.||Become as plain as stone so you can blend into your surroundings.|
|Sun's Mask||Not obtainable (it's part of the creation of the Couple's Mask).||Ceremonial wedding mask.||N/A|
|Boss Remains||Each Remain is earned after defeating its corresponding boss.||Not wearable, but allows Link to skip over each temple to re-battle each boss. Also serve as "trophies" for defeating the bosses.||The remains of the boss in [Temple].|
|Majora's Mask||Unobtainable, must actually be defeated.||Unusable, allows one to be possessed by the Evil Spirit of Majora.||N/A|
After Majora's Mask, masks have become far less prominent.
|Game||Image||Name of Mask||Method of Obtainment||Uses|
|Oracle of Ages||Doggie Mask||See Oracle of Ages Trading Sequence.||See Oracle of Ages Trading Sequence.|
|The Wind Waker||Hero's Charm||Earned after giving 40 Joy Pendants to Mrs. Marie. (Found at the bottom of the Savage Labyrinth in The Wind Waker HD.)||Shows the life bar of enemies and bosses.|
|Twilight Princess||Hawkeye||For sale in Malo Mart, for only 120 Rupees.||Allows Link to watch at long distances. Also compatible with arrows.|
|Fused Shadow||Divided in four parts, one is preserved by Midna and the other three are guarded by bosses. Later stolen by Zant, but retrieved after his defeat.||Only usable for Midna, grants dark and corrupting powers.|
|Zant Mask||Appears only as an enemy||N/A|
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
In Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, Tingle receives a mask for defeating Baron, not unlike the Boss Remains in Majora's Mask. The origin of this mask is debated, with a different story told by each Bodyguard, and is immediately sold to that Bodyguard. It has no purpose beyond this financial reward.