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Mexico: 'Mortal Kombat' against COVID - fan of video game produces masks inspired by cult characters05:12

Mexico: 'Mortal Kombat' against COVID - fan of video game produces masks inspired by cult characters

Mexico, Nezahualcoyotl
September 30, 2020 at 15:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Gerardo Russo, an Argentinian migrant living in Mexico, has been producing face masks in the style of the cult video game 'Mortal Kombat' to encourage their use at the times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Footage filmed at his home in the municipality of Nezahualcoyotl on Thursday shows the production process.

"This started as a game, we never thought that it was going to end up becoming a job, I started doing it for myself,” said Russo.

"Models such as these already have a hand-moulding process on a mannequin that takes two to three hours, and then they are left to dry for a minimum of 12 hours. And then we just proceed to paint, then lacquer, fit the fabric, spring, and there it is, ready to deliver”, he added.

Given the proximity of the Day of the Dead festival, the orders of Russo's clients have become more varied with huge demand for the traditional catrina masks.

The artist recommends his clients to wear a piece of cloth underneath his mask to be completely protected from the virus.

Mexico: 'Mortal Kombat' against COVID - fan of video game produces masks inspired by cult characters05:12
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Gerardo Russo, an Argentinian migrant living in Mexico, has been producing face masks in the style of the cult video game 'Mortal Kombat' to encourage their use at the times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Footage filmed at his home in the municipality of Nezahualcoyotl on Thursday shows the production process.

"This started as a game, we never thought that it was going to end up becoming a job, I started doing it for myself,” said Russo.

"Models such as these already have a hand-moulding process on a mannequin that takes two to three hours, and then they are left to dry for a minimum of 12 hours. And then we just proceed to paint, then lacquer, fit the fabric, spring, and there it is, ready to deliver”, he added.

Given the proximity of the Day of the Dead festival, the orders of Russo's clients have become more varied with huge demand for the traditional catrina masks.

The artist recommends his clients to wear a piece of cloth underneath his mask to be completely protected from the virus.

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