Clothing the Pandemic

A Virtual Exhibition of COVID-19 Face Masks from Around the World

Lucha Libre

Lucha Libre is a popular professional wrestling sport in Mexico where the wrestlers wear full facemasks. During covid-19 with social distancing, the Luchadors could not wrestle. Adapting to this situation wrestlers, and fans worldwide, began handcrafting and selling protective half-masks of the same designs and fabrics as the full wrestling masks. This mask copies that of the legendary Luchador Blue Demon. Five pounds from each sale was given to Drinks Trust UK to assist hospitality workers.

LuchaForHospitality, United Kingdom


Designed in London, United Kingdom

Made in London, United Kingdom

Blue lycra mask with silver-coloured ‘Lucha Libre’ mask sewn on to it; machine sewn

The British Museum


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