Day of the Dead Costumes(271 products)
Day of the Dead Costumes
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations have exploded in popularity over the last few years, and they wouldn't be the same without the dazzling costumes.
According to Mexican folklore, at midnight on the first of November, the spirits of the deceased are given the chance to reunite with their families for 24 hours. The activities around this festive holiday involve lots of color, music, dancing and dressing up in special attire that reflects the purpose of the occasion: remembering and honoring deceased loved ones.
If you're familiar with Day of the Dead costumes, then you've had the opportunity to admire the sugar skull makeup and masks that accompany them. However, you may not know that they can be attributed to the Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posada (1851-1913). His satirical illustrations would feature skeletons, which would come to be associated with the Mexican holiday after his death.
The Dia de los Muertos costume is often dressed up with sugar skulls, marigolds and brightly colored floral designs that offer a beautiful contrast to the darker elements that make up the attire.
At Costume Craze, we carry a large selection of Day of the Dead Halloween costumes that provide a fantastic mix of conventional and modern style. We also have the perfect accessories to add some finishing touches to your unique look.