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PAST - Lucha Libre Masks A popular part of a Mexican wrestler’s persona is his or her mascara, or lucha libre mask.  The masks play an important part of the storyline, and can also provide some anonymity in a country enthralled by the sport of Mexican wrestling. ( Lucha, M, 2009)

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PAST/PRESENT - Lucha libre (Spanish: “free wrestling”) is a term used in Mexico, and other Spanish-speaking countries, for a form of professional wrestling with a unique history in latin culture. Mexican wrestling is characterized by colorful masks, rapid sequences of holds, as well as "high-flying" maneuvers, some of which have been adopted in US professional wrestling. (Herr, J, 2012)

PAST - It is an image that many recognise but most know nothing about. The plague mask—with its elongated beak and dark, soulless eyes—has been replicated in costume shops around the world, Indeed, so prevalent are these masks at parties and balls, one might be tempted to think it is a design entirely imagined by Italian mask-makers for the Venetian Carnival. But where did this mask originate and what purpose did it serve during plague outbreaks? ( Chirurgeon's Apprentice, 2012)