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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