Follow me!
RSS
Follow by Email
Facebook
Facebook
Google+
Google+
http://www.craftychica.com/2008/10/project-custom-made-lucha-libre-mask/
SHARE
YouTube
YouTube
Pinterest
Pinterest
LinkedIn
INSTAGRAM
Vine
Tumblr
Bloglovin

Check your local flea market or swap meet for a luchador mask and then trick it out for Halloween! Become your own rock star in the ring!

Lucha Libre is a form of Mexican wrestling, but it actually means “free fighting.” The crafters are given Luchadors masks and various crafting tools and materials so that once they decide who their Lucha Libre “character” is, they can decorate the masks to reflect their wrestling training personality.

This is fun project I did on Craft Lab a couple of years ago!

HERE IS WHERE YOU CAN BUY A MASK!

 

Materials:
Mexican wrestling masks
foam heads
glue gun
glue gun sticks
sequins
faux gems and crystals
paint pen
yarn
pairs of bright show lace
fabric paint

PHOTO

Figure A
PHOTO

Figure B

Making a MaskLucha Libre masks can be purchased online or at Mexican import stores, and this is how they come (figure A). Embellish the mask and pick a name for your Mexican wrestler personality.

  1. Stretch the lucha mask over the foam head.
  2. Hot-glue gems, sequins, trim and items on the vinyl areas. For a symmetrical likeness, decorate the opposite side with the exact proportions (figure B). Create desired designs or write your name on the Lucha Libre mask with fabric paint.
  3. Hot-glue yarn to the sides of the mask to create fringe.

Tips:

  • If you don’t have a glue gun, use industrial-strength glue.
  • If you don’t have a foam head, place a strong balloon or volleyball inside the mask.
  • Create funky swirls and designs with glitter glue.
  • Replace existing laces with bright color laces.

See the new line of Crafty Chica products at select Michaels stores and at HERE Amazon.com!! All content/photos copyright, © Kathy Cano-Murillo, 2008.

Peace, love, and glitter!
Kathy 🙂
Click here to join my glittery monthly newsletter, and here to subscribe to my YouTube channel!