Calavera Catrina

A quick and easy Halloween costume, inspired by the Mexican Dia De Los Muertos, a celebration of the cycle of life and death. I based this look on the infamous Calavera Catrina, a print by the Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada of a "dapper skeleton" wearing a wide brimmed hat, and also on the traditional calaveras de azucar, or sugar skulls. I think the festival of Dia De Los Muertos is a really beautiful idea to pray for, remember and honour friends and family members who have died, and is not to be confused with Halloween, (though celebrated around the same time, on the 1st and 2nd of November) as they are two totally different things.