Santo (Mexican Wrestling Mask)


“SANTO” MASK: Direct from Mexico City, where we source these masks directly from a mask-maker near Arena Mexico! Mexican wrestlers (or luchadores) rely on these masks for their identity, and these facsimiles allow Mexican kids all the way to goofy adults to recreate their favourite wrestlers’ moves…and now you can too! Lightweight, made from a spandex-like material, and with laces on the back to adjust the size, these masks will fit most heads. Please keep checking back to see our newly-arrived batches of masks and other neat stuff from Mexico…

ABOUT SANTO: Wrestling made instantly recognizable superheroes of Blue Demon, Neutron, Mil Mascaras (the “Man of a Thousand Masks”) and countless others. It’s no stretch to imagine them being superstars of the silver screen as well, and from the Fifties, enterprising film producers tailored low-budget action films, often mixing them with then-popular genre elements (usually horror or science fiction), for their wrestling heroes (or “luchadores”). Thus the curious hybrid of Mexican wrestling films was born. But it was El Santo “The Saint”, the Man in the Silver Mask, who was the king of Mexican masked wrestlers, and consequently the king of Mexican masked wrestling films. From the late Fifties to the early 80s he starred in over fifty feature films, wrestling Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein and his daughter, spies, karate kicking apes, YOU NAME IT, he knocked it around the ring.

3 in stock (can be backordered)

Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 30 × 22 × 1 cm


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