- "That's the Circus Leader's Mask, isn't it? That is a fine mask. It is filled with the feelings of tenderness left behind in the back of one's heart."
- — Happy Mask Salesman
The Circus Leader's Mask (座長のお面, Zachou no Omen?), known as the Troupe Leader's Mask in the remake, is one of the twenty-four masks Link can collect in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Made in the likeness of Gorman, its "eyes" emit a steady stream of tears at all times. When worn, it elicits reactions from acquaintances of Gorman, often of a melancholy nature.
After Link completes Toto's "sound check" at the Milk Bar in East Clock Town on the night of the First or Second Days, the pensive Gorman, moved by Link's performance of the "Ballad of the Wind Fish"--the very song that had inspired him to take up show business--apologizes to Link for heckling his playing before, and gives him the Circus Leader's Mask.
Aside from producing reactions from certain characters and being traded to the Lunar Children, the Circus Leader's Mask's only use is to assist Cremia during her trip to Clock Town on the Second Day. If Link is wearing the mask during the expedition, the Gorman Brothers who attempt to break Cremia's milk bottles become disheartened and unable to attack. However, this can only be done after Link has already aided Cremia in a previous time cycle, since he cannot even enter the Milk Bar during business hours without Romani's Mask, which is his reward for saving Cremia's cargo in the first place.
In the remake, the Troupe Leader's Mask plays a part during a sidequest for an empty bottle, unique to this version of the game. To initiate this side quest, Link must don the Troupe Leader's Mask and talk to Gorman on the Second Day, assuming he has not already played the "Ballad of the Wind Fish" on the night of the First Day. Gorman will reveal he has contracted heavy stomach pains from over-indulging on milk the night before, and asks of him to bring him a curative from his brothers. If Link speaks to his brothers while wearing the mask, they will immediately understand the situation, and concoct a helping of Mystery Milk. If Link brings the milk to Gorman before it spoils, he is instantly cured, and provides Link with the discarded bottle as his reward.
In the Majora's Mask DLC Pack, it is an unlockable mask costume for Zant.