Things You'll Need
- Measuring tape
- Tailor's chalk
- Yellow or gold spandex material
- Yellow thread
- Black vinyl strips
- Hot glue gun
- Puff paint
The distinctive yellow and black mask is what defines the look of lucha libre wrestler Rey Mysterio. Recreate the magic of lucha libre by crafting your own Rey Mysterio mask. You will need some basic sewing skills to successfully craft the mask. Use spandex instead of leather for a more comfortable fit. You can make your own Rey Mysterio mask with items from your local fabric store.
Measure the size of your head. Wrap the measuring tape around your head at forehead height to get the measurement. Add two inches to the measurement and divide by two.
Mark two rectangle shapes on your spandex fabric. They should be as wide as the measurement you calculated previously, and 1each should be 15 inches long. The bottom and sides of the pieces should be straight while the top of each rectangle shape is curved to the shape of your head.
Turn the edges of the fabric over a 1/2 inch. Turn it over again by a 1/2 inch and pin the two sides together, right sides facing you. Sew a hem along the sides and the top, leaving the bottom open. Turn the mask the right way around.
Trace borders for the eyes and mouth from the black vinyl. The borders should be two inches wide and hollow inside. Use the hot glue gun to stick the eye and mouth borders onto the mask.
Cut out the spandex material along the inside border of the eye and mouth holes. Use puff paint to paint swirls over the top of the mask. Rey Mysterio also has a cross on the front of the mask that you can add with puff paint.
Hem the bottom edge to prevent stretching. Place the mask on your head and get a friend to help mark the placement of eye and mouth holes.
- Hem the bottom edge to prevent stretching.
- Place the mask on your head and get a friend to help mark the placement of eye and mouth holes.
Nicole Fotheringham has been a writer since 1997. She was born in South Africa and began as a reporter for the "Natal Mercury" and "Cape Argus" newspapers. Fotheringham has a master's degree in English literature from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.