Mexican Day of the Dead Costume

I wanted to recreate a sugar skull for the Dia de Los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead.

This Mexican festival, held on the 1st of November, faces death head on and remembers loved ones who are no longer on this earth. Mexicans go to the graves of their deceased and have parties in their honour, bringing presents for the departed, eating their favourite food, remembering all the good things and seeing death not as a terrifying thing but as the next stage…

Anyway, here are a few images which inspired me:

Children traditionally dress up as skeletons and faces are covered in bright painted designs depicing flowers and swirls. Death becomes  more acceptable, reachable by it’s link to the world of colour.

Here is my attempt…!

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