Friday, October 31, 2014

Dia de los Muertos :: Day of the Dead

Halloween has always been a fun holiday in our house, one that the girls enjoy celebrating. Not just the treats (but let's be honest ... those do matter) ... but really they enjoy the chance to dress up and have a little fun scaring each other.

My youngest (aka, the bead girl) was very interested this year in the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muetos, or Day of the Dead. A tradition of remembering those loved ones who have died. It is a custom that dates back hundreds of years to the Aztecs. 

When we were in Mexico earlier in the year she helped me paint a sugar skull (with Luis), which my husband has since claimed as his own souvenir from the trip? Not sure how that happened exactly, but it did. Anne and I had a lot of fun just scouring the local village for other variations and colors of skulls and paintings. 

So for Halloween 'trick or treating' this year (which might be her last time? .... so sad for me) she decide to dress in the Mexican custom. She got very in to it with face paint and skeleton attire. Check out her finger-less skeleton gloves and socks! She set her alarm early this morning so she could get up and apply all that face paint before heading off to school today. So glad I got pics before she left tonight as the rain set in and the paint is now running down her face. No worries ... we're all sorting out the candy and claiming a few. Sugar comma is imminent.

13 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

What an inspired choice for Halloween!

Linda Younkman said...

What a great tradition. Your sugar skull is awesome Cynthia and Annie looks super great in her costume. It is so sad when they out grow the trick or treating stage but my kids got into the decorating and scaring all the other trick or treaters after they outgrew that stage - we are still having fun with Halloween.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Painting beads in your future?! I could see that, too. :-)

Great costume - and congrats to her on the big haul. We never get trick or treaters where we live which is a bummer, as I miss seeing the little scary munchkins.

Christine Altmiller said...

Your Bead Girl looks fantastic!!! My SUnshine Girl got a big thrill seeing her all done up!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Sounds like fun. What a great choice for a costume!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

First of all, the sugar skulls are amazing!!! Her costume is perfect - all the details! Sorry if she had running makeup - the price we pay for treats! :(

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great costume! I love seeing all the Day of the Dead artwork. It is so colorful and celebratory. I hope you survived that sugar coma!

Bobbie said...

She looks awesome! I always love reading about your travels, and how they influence your life and artwork at home. And now it's really wonderful to see that Anne is embracing the tradition, too.

Memories for Life said...

What a great outfit! Love her paint and those gloves and socks! What fun :)

Marcela Gmd said...

Wow great makeup!!! cute inspiration!!!
Have a good week!!! my g+ for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Splendid Little Stars said...

LOVE her costume! She did a fabulous job!
Hubby and I were in San Diego one year at Halloween and Day of the Dead. There were altars everywhere in public places--some simple, some more elaborate.

Duni said...

Oh wow! Anne did an amazing job with her costume! The face painting is awesome :) Hope she had fun and got lots of treats :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Amazing costume! Love the face painting! Fantastic!

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