So our computer is dying. Or at least it’s critically ill. While we try to figure out what exactly is wrong with it, and how to make it better, please enjoy a fun little tutorial with PDF I shared over at Train to Crazy a few months ago for her Handmade Costume Series. Luchador masks are the go-to gift this holiday season. Or should be. Totally holiday-party appropriate.
This past summer my kids watched Nacho Libre approximately 7.3 million times. My four-year old now refers to tortilla chips as The Lord’s Chips. All day long we hear “Eagle powers, come to me, please!”, and every meal is complemented by “mmm, good toast.” So, in honor of Nacho and my sons’ obsession with him and Esqueleto, they designed, and I made them each their own luchador mask.
The rest of their self-dressed wardrobes come from our costume box (werewolf HERE and HeMan HERE) . My kids were excited to create their own Luchador personas while my husband and I sat back and and enjoyed the show.
If you find yourself in need of some Mexican wrestling headgear, you’re in luck! Click the button below to download the pattern and read on to get the tutorial for your own…
For each mask, you’ll need:
-1/2 yard dancewear knit
-1/8 yard pleather
Add design elements and change the face as you, or your luchador want. For a symmetrical face, cut on the fold.
After cutting out the head pieces, mark the top, as indicated on the pattern, of each piece.
Pin the face in place on the right side of Head Sides front, using the center seam to line things up.
This pinning is the hardest part of the whole deal, promise. I found it easiest to place the Head Sides on a rounded surface and pin the face on that way.
Cut the holes out of the fabric, following the edges of the face.
Right sides together, sew the Head Top to the Head sides, matching center front seams.
Right sides together, sew the back of the Head Sides, catching the back corners of the Head Top to enclose.
Slap it on your luchador and throw that kid in the ring!