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Mexican Lucha Libre Wrestling Masks
Wrestling masks make an enjoy and fun unique costume for dress up parties, entertaining gifts, novelties, festivals, or just to display. Choose your favourite Mexican luchadore wrestling mask from our great range. We are always updating and varying our range of wrestling masks so check back often.
Great costume idea for halloween parties,masquerade balls, stag parties, to add a bit of fun and character to sporting events or simply if you want the best costume mask for any dressup party.
Excellent quality wrestling masks that feature an inner foam lining. This makes for greater comfort, fit and provides a better shape to the mask. With a rear lace tie up they are suitable for all head sizes.
Bulk and retail orders welcome, please enquire for prices and availability.
*Please check we have multiple numbers of the same Lucha Libre mask if you are after more than one the same.* We are always updating and improving our range of masks so check back often. Find us on Facebook - Mexican Wrestling Masks
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What is Mexican Wrestling?
Mexican Wrestling – Lucha Libre has a strong tradition in Mexico having been around since the early 20th century. With the Mexican Wrestling Enterprise forming in 1933 and becoming televised in the 1950s its popularity has continually grown.
Mexican wrestling differs from American pro wrestling as lucha libre fighters (luchadores) generally wear very bright and colourful wrestling outfits and costumes. Also they wear masks to cover their true identities and create a persona. Lucha libre translates as ‘free wrestling’ and the style various slightly, being of a much more aerobatic nature with wrestlers displaying amazing agility and manoeuvres.
Many Mexican wrestlers have even gone on to become country wide and international stars on TV and the big screen, such as El Santo and the Blue Demon.
Luchadores are traditionally divided into either "rudos" and "technicos". The Rudos are considered the bad guys, and have various rough high flying nontraditional moves. Whereas the Technicos are seen as the ‘good guys’ and generally have more traditional wrestling moves.
Wrestling Masks (mascaras) have been in use from the beginnings of lucha libre. They are considered to have historical significance to Mexico dating back to the days of the Aztecs. The first masks were simple in design and colour, mainly used to distinguish the different wrestlers. Nowadays lucha libre wrestling masks are more complex and colourful. With amazing designs incorporating amongst other things, animals, gods, and ancient heroes. Generally all wrestlers in Mexico will wear masks at the beginning of their career. However over the span of their wrestling some may be dishourned by being de-masked. During their careers, masked luchadores often wear their masks in public to keep up their persona and hide their true identity. The famous Mexican wrestler El Santo even continued wearing his mask once he had retired from the sport, briefly revealing his face in old age, and was ultimately buried wearing his silver mask.