PROJECT: Custom Made Lucha Libre Mask

PROJECT: Custom Made Lucha Libre Mask

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 personality.

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



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


Figure A

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.


  • 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!! All content/photos copyright, © Kathy Cano-Murillo, 2008.

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  1. Anh
    Anh 26 October, 2008, 16:47

    That is so cool, wish I had read this this earlier cause one of my friends just purchased a tricked out lucha masked online when we could have made one =/

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  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous 18 June, 2009, 01:17

    This is a really cool tutorial, Hey if anyone is looking for a custom designed wrestling gear, check out MARTIN Wear. I think the website is and they work here in the states, but they send all their stuff out to Mexico to be handstitched and custom worked. Really cool stuff, my brother got his gear through them and its great material. Check them out, their prices are good and they really will work with you, they really
    know their stuff.

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