Show-Stopping Homemade Nacho Libre Costume

The inspiration for this Nacho Libre costume came as we were shopping in a local store one day and saw a variety of authentic Mexican wrestling masks. After deciding the Nacho Libre mask was the one we had to have, I embarked on my journey to re-create his outfit for my husband for Halloween.

I started by buying mens white running tights which I dyed turquoise using Rit dye. I then searched thrift stores for combat boots which I spray painted red and added new white laces. I purchased some red stretchy fabric which I used to sew patches on the knees and to make a cape. I sewed gold fringe on the back of the cape. The last touch was complete when I was able to find XXXL women’s high waisted red panties.

This costume was a huge hit! My husband wore it to a couple of Halloween parties and was pretty much the talk of both parties. He also played a gig with his rock cover band in this costume which was a riot! My husband was pretty embarrassed (and cold) to go all night without a shirt on, but luckily he had a mask on so no one really knew who he was! Many of his friends said he was “epic” for his costume that year.

The inspiration for this costume came as we were shopping in a local store one day and saw a variety of authentic Mexican wrestling masks. After deci

The inspiration for this costume came as we were shopping in a local store one day and saw a variety of authentic Mexican wrestling masks. After deci