Tightly wound has those fantastic long horns and is still really good in a crowd! This mask's short nose and sharply curved horns keep all the fabulousness close to your body for easy viewing of parades. Hopefully. At some point in the future.
Tightly Wound is a big mask, and also a super comfortable one. The horns each curve carefully to rest along the wearer's head, distributing the (honestly rather light) weight such that you nose and face, while covered, can remain unencumbered. This mask is works well with glasses that have nosepads on the sides of the nose, and I tried it last night; it fits fine over the type of cloth masks that have become ubiquitous between the time of this mask's creation and now.
The wonder of a copper mask is in the strength and give of the material. Because it is so strong, the mask can be very thin- this makes it both very light, and makes it possible to fit as a second skin. On the big ones like this, the horns are very carefully shaped to rest along your skull, distributing what weight there is evenly and comfortably; you'll feel it the same way you would feel a hat. These won't block your peripheral vision the way a leather, paper maiche, or plastic mask would. The noses are always designed in a way that allows you to eat and drink (we'll mention it specifically if there's any limitations on that-just because you can eat dinner with a knife and fork doesn't always mean you can eat a hoagie!) They can be very comfortably worn all day and night- no worries about sweat or rain causing them to soften and lose their shape. Rinse it with clean water at the end of the night before putting it away. They can stand up to anything you throw at them. As for packing? Throw it in your bag. If you're checking the bag, maybe stuff a balled up pair of socks where your forehead would go. Easy.
Not planning to wear your mask? He or she won't mind. They can hang flat against a wall, or sit on a shelf.