Coolest Luchadora Baby Costume - a good view of the lace up boots
Coolest Luchadora Baby Costume
My little "not quite 1 year old" had some pretty meaty thighs on her, so we were brainstorming costume ideas that would highlight her features. We came up with Mexican wrestler (Luchadora), because, well, we're Mexican. Ha!
Like so many projects, this one started with a trip to the fabric store. I found some shiny fabric and thought it looked fish-like, so, after some more brainstorming, the Atomic Mermaid/Sirena Atomica was born.
Our daughter wouldn't stand for the wrestling mask, but she tolerated the tights, lace-up boots, wrist cuffs, and cape pretty well. I used one of her bloomers to make a pattern for the briefs. It took a few versions to get the snug fit we were looking for. The cape was probably the easiest part, just a gathered rectangle and ties.
The rest was sewn by trial and error, fitting little pieces of fabric around her wrists and such. Once I got the boots to fit, I found some lacing to add. I used fusible lining to adhere the knee patches to the tights, and we took the onesie to a t-shirt shop to have the letters applied. We didn't find any other little Luchadores to fight on Halloween, but had a great time anyway.
I'm glad I made this Luchadora Baby Costume at this age, because I doubt I will see the likes of wrestler briefs on our kid again! Thank goodness for photographs to have all this documented, and even better to have it posted on your website. What can I say? We love our kid!
I took a cruise of the Mexican Riviera the first week of October 2010. While shopping in Masatlan Mexico, my husband purchased 2 Lucha Libre masks for our nephews (6 & 4). Naturally, when we gave them the masks, they decided that was what they wanted to be for Halloween.
The blue costume is Alexander (4) & we named him "Alejandro el Dragon Azul" (Alexander the blue dragon - his idea!). Denver (6) is Rey Mysterio (green & gold version).
I cut the capes from a basic cape pattern & lined each with a contrasting color. The cape logos & the leg covers are made from vinyl I got at the fabric store. Sweatshirts & sweatpants with gym shorts completed the costumes.
We started our Halloween day at 9 am & didn't finish till 8pm (lots of events & group activities) and they were the ONLY Lucha Libre we saw all day long! =)