Devil Costume Crown

About this object

History of use

Devil masks and costumes are performed during the Christmas pastorelas in Tocuaro, Mexico.

Physical description

Decorated cardboard crown from a Luzbel devil costume. The crown has a heart-shaped cutout extending up from the band at front centre which is heavily decorated with sequins and beads, as well as blue glitter on the backside. The cardboard is covered with light blue foil paper, and decorated with strings of silver or gold plastic beads, mirror, gold or silver applique, and a band of sequins along the bottom edge. A v-shaped plume of shiny pink and silver garland is attached at the back of the crown, and bends forward over the head. Beneath, a short train composed of two pieces of black floral lace hangs. The interior is partially lined with light blue foil paper.