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RAIDER NATION: BEHIND THE MAKEUP

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Cindy Reyna, 27 and John Silva, 34

Photograph By Matthias Clamer for ESPN The Magazine

AKA: Metal Cindy
Oakley, Calif.
Phlebotomist and musician (all-female Kiss tribute band, Kisser)
Character est.: 2007
Prep time: 45 minutes

AKA: El Cucuy
Oakley, Calif.
Costco membership rep
Character est.: 2011
Prep time: 1 hour

Cindy: "I'm in a Kiss tribute band, so painting my face was normal. Now I see all these women doing the same thing, which is pretty cool. I also inspired John."
John: "We met in 2010, at a tailgate for a game versus the Chiefs. Her corset turned me on."
Cindy: "It was pouring rain, but it was worth it: We won that game, and now he's my fiancé. If he was a Chiefs fan, I would've run away."
John: "I was always a Raiders fan, but I started dressing up mainly to support Cindy. From there, I branched off."
Cindy: "I created a monster."