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Lucha Libre Mask 5 A-Line Dress Front
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Lucha Libre Mask 5
Designed by FernandoVieira
Masks have been used dating back to the beginnings of lucha libre 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. Virtually all wrestlers in Mexico will start their careers wearing masks, but over the span of their careers, a large number of them will be unmasked. Sometimes, a wrestler slated for retirement will be unmasked in his final bout or at the beginning of a final tour, signifying loss of identity as that character. Sometimes, losing the mask signifies the end of a gimmick with the wrestler moving on to a new gimmick and mask. The mask is considered sacred to a degree, so much so that fully removing an opponent's mask during a match is grounds for disqualification. During their careers, masked luchadores will often be seen in public wearing their masks and keeping up the culture of Lucha Libre, while other masked wrestlers will interact with the public and press normally. However, they will still go to great lengths to conceal their true identities; in effect, the mask is synonymous with the luchador. El Santo continued wearing his mask after retirement, revealed his face briefly only in old age, and was buried wearing his silver mask. More recently, the masks luchadores wear have become iconic symbols of Mexican culture. Contemporary artists like Francisco Delgado and Xavier Garza incorporate wrestler masks in their paintings. Although masks are a feature of lucha libre, it is a misconception that every Mexican wrestler uses one. There have been several maskless wrestlers who have been successful, particularly Tarzán López, Gory Guerrero, Perro Aguayo and Negro Casas. Formerly masked wrestlers who lost their masks, such as Satánico, Cien Caras, Cibernético and others, have had continued success despite losing their masks.

A-Line Dress

  • Loose swing shape for an easy, flowy fit
  • Print covers entire front and back panel with your chosen design, by an independent artist
  • 97% Polyester / 3% Elastane woven dress fabric with silky handfeel
  • Note that due to the production process, the placement of the print may vary slightly from the preview
  • A-Line dresses are made in the U.S.A.

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I love all my arty dresses

by Debbie W. on Oct 2, 2018

dont need ironing, distinctive, quick wash & dry, can dress them up or down, tights for winter, flip flops for summer. love them :) great work red bubble & artists! fan girl

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These could become an addiction

by ruth on Aug 15, 2018

Incredible quality. Since putting on a huge amount of weight through medication I have been reduced to hiding in the dull clothing available. These are super-flattering, available in large sizes, and I can express myself through clothes again. Cannot recommend highly enough!

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