Charles “Mask” Lewis was a larger-than life persona. He was inspired to create a brand in TapouT that represented his passion for MMA and the culture behind it. He traveled all around the globe sponsoring fighters and promoting MMA in all ways possible. Behind the sports growing popularity, Tapout averaged a yearly annual growth of 300%.
Lewis, along with his partners Dan “Punkass” Caldwell and Timothy “Skyskrape” Katz, did two seasons of “Tapout” the reality program where they traveled around the USA looking for the next MMA star. Through the process of the show, Lewis embraced the opportunity to inspire young fighters in both their professional and personal lives. He believed that anything is possible as long as you “Simply Believe.” The legacy of Charles Lewis will live on through his friends, family, and the company he created and loved.
Presented is a custom worn vest and hat from Charles “Mask” Lewis that was given to Big John McCarthy. It’s a wildly decorated military camouflage jacket tailored as a vest. The Tapout branding is throughout in red (bottom left, chest area and upper back). Adhering to his flamboyant fashion, the shoulder, pockets and collar are accented by snakeskin and leather. The right shoulder has an additional flap decorated with feathers. There’s also a few bullets, teeth, chains and skulls styling the button areas on the front. Like his character, inspirational sayings also are featured including, “AFFECT AND INFECT” on the front and “COAL TO DIAMONDS” on the back. Of note, the vest features minor soiling spots throughout.
The outfit is completed by his yellow, black and green camouflage bucket style hat. It’s a [size] XL with the wash instructions on the interior tagging. Of note, there’s some minor glue spots present from previous display.
Also included is a tribute display all in remembrance of the UFC Hall of Famer from Big John McCarthy. It features a copy of his eulogy, photos and article tributes of Mask, a celebration of life brochure and Believe CD (sealed) from the service as well as decorative patches.
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