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. His illustrations featured skeletons, which would come to be associated with the Mexican holiday after his death. A Day of the Dead Halloween costume from our shop is often styled after Posada's designs and illustrations.
A Dia de los Muertos costume is often dressed up with skulls, marigolds, and brightly colored floral designs that offer a beautiful contrast to the darker elements that make up the attire. You are sure to be eye-catching and feel festive when wearing a Day of the Dead costume.
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