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Sydney mask-maker catering for people who 'want something a bit fun'

By Lucy Cormack

The NSW government direction for Sydneysiders to wear masks has caused anguish for some but for others it's good for business.

Anthony Defina owns costume store House of Priscilla in Oxford Street in Surry Hills and says he's been making masks since the start of the pandemic in March.

Masks for business, masks for fun. CREDIT:BROOK MITCHELL

"We didn't start really start [advertising them] until Victoria made them mandatory," he said.

"We have a lot of stock, we're only making to order ... we make them every day.

Adrian Butcher checks out his new mask.CREDIT:BROOK MITCHELL

"No one hopes for us to wear masks, but we are here for people who need a mask and want something a bit fun. We've got some fun colourful ones, some beaded ones as well.

"I'm not sure what it's like in the suburbs, but we see a lot of colourful ones obviously around Oxford Street."

Masks for any occasion. CREDIT:BROOK MITCHELL