Masks (máscaras) have been used dating back to the beginnings of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) in the early part of the 20th century, and have a historical significance to Mexico in general, dating to the days of the Aztecs. Early masks were very simple with basic colors to distinguish the wrestler. In modern lucha libre, masks are colorfully designed to evoke the images of animals, gods, ancient heroes, and other archetypes, whose identity the luchador takes on during a performance.
Marika, from Elastica Engineering told me how they came up with the idea. “We wanted to do something fun and also explore a new niche in the fetish market.” she continues “To date, we’ve yet to see any large companies make latex luchadore masks, and since we supply our own sheeting (giving us a huge range of colors to play with) and have a laser cutter (allowing us to make whatever overlays our imaginations dream up) it seemed like the perfect fit!”