Post # 1
So I previously posted about which costume to pick. I decided to do a sugar skull/la catrina costume. Here’s my “inspiration”:
I went to goodwill and found a pink/orange floppy hat that I dyed black (came out purple). I glued dollar store flower on the brim and I plan on adding lace to the edges and attaching dangling fake spiders on fishing line.
I had a black mermaid dress so I’m using that. I have a lace long sleeve, turtleneck onsie thing coming that will cover my arms/neck and skeleton gloves for my hands.
So last night I played around and did a very ROUGH draft of the makeup. The cheek/mouth area is awful wreck so that will be completely reworked but overall I think it’s a good start.
Any other suggestions to complete this costume??
Post # 3
I’m not the right person to do any accusing/calling out, especially since I’m not aware of your cultural background, but just something to consider (for other bees, too)
Anyway, I really love the hat. I think you did a great job on everything.
Post # 4
Awesome!! I so wanted to do that this year!
Post # 6
That looks pretty creepy! But it’s awesome! Good job!
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Post # 8
you are all ready for Día de los Muertos (day of the dead).
Post # 11
Love love love! So clever and fun!
(I collect catrinas!)
Post # 12
You look beautiful. I agree with pp that it is extremely important to recognize and honor the difference between Halloween and Dia de los Muertos.
I am Mexican and having a Dia themed wedding. So I do think you can celebrate Dia but it’s not just about costumes…there’s meaning behind the day of remembrance!
Post # 13
@icetea: I definitely understand/have researched the history and traditions. My wedding actually falls on the All Saints Day weekend and I will have tiny nods throughout. I am not Mexican but we do (Episcopal) have a feast day on All Saints to honor the dead. So, while I am not Mexican, I do understand and respect the celebration in my own way.
Plus- It’s amazing aesthetically. Thank you for your comment! I’m definitely not trying to offend anyone. 🙂
Post # 14
I understand the respect for DoD but think your costume is awesome– if all cultural holiday-related costumes were off limits, think of all the things that people couldn’t be for Halloween. Just my two cents.
Post # 15
@sweetdee522: you should definitely serve “pan de muertos” at your wedding. a traditional day of the dead sweet roll.
Post # 16
@OldMrsMcDonald: Yeah, like those “sexy” indians, nuns, geishas, etc..
@mypinkshoes: I just looked that recipe up and it looks amazing! I’m going to try it soon.