Fashion + Design

5 Easy Dia de los Muertos Costume Ideas

October 28, 2015
Written by: Yasha Wallin
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Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of lost loved ones. The most recognized symbol of the festivities is the skull, which is seen to represent the spirit of the soul. The three-day celebration, which has now become popular all over the world, eclipses Halloween, so naturally dressing up has become part of the festivities. There are plenty of ways to do this, but we’ve narrowed down five easy tips for getting your Day of the Dead costumes on. And once you’ve got your best look on, join us on November 1 at Sayers Club Los Angeles for the Deep End / Dia de los Muertos extravaganza.

Make Up

We created an easy DIY make up tutorial that will leave you looking freaky enough for any Halloween or Day of the Dead party.

Mask

Can’t be bothered with putting on makeup? There are plenty of amazing masks, even dating back to when the tradition of celebrating Day of the Dead began. You can find contemporary versions at Halloween stores, eBay or Amazon.

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His and Hers

Nothing says I love you like skulls and the gothic look.

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Sexy

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a “sexy” costume idea. The Day of the Dead spin on sexy is pretty great—all the while being a little sinister.

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Traditional

Lots of colors, lots of ruffles and lots of fun. Traditionally this is what characterises the Mexican Day of the Dead costumes, so if you want a lighter look, this is the way to go.

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