Devil Costume

About this object

History of use

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

Physical description

Astucia devil costume. Black velvet sequinned tunic (part b) with matching pants (part c). Tunic has wing-like extensions under each arm in a black and gold fabric covered by small gold sequins. Orange-gold fringe lines the bottom hem, cuffs, wings, and pant legs. Front has a large sequinned devil face, and '201[7] ASTUSIA' sequinned along the ruching. Each arm has sequinned skulls and fire(?). Back, heavily sequinned dragon design in green, red, and silver, and a purple and red scorpion on each wing. Many plastic stars and chains sewn on ruched section. Black velvet pants have long ties at waist, and sequinned yellow and purple scorpions, and yellow and red fire designs, and star-shaped sequins on pant legs.