Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Costumes
Day of the Dead
Are you looking for day of the dead/sugar skull costume ideas and inspiration? Then this page is for you! Lots of ideas, inspiration and places to buy day of the dead items online! It's all here!!
I created this page because I have a fascination with day of the dead, it's traditions, it's meanings, it's custom and especially it's art and creativity.
Since having a severe family loss in my life... I think it's extremely important to have traditions or customs whereby you remember those loved now lost!!
I quite look up to the Mexicans/Latin Americans for their wonderful tradition... I think it's quite healthy... I think the western world has turned death into a taboo that everyone likes to pretend isn't the central core of almost everything and the only real definite we have in our lives... that we're all eventually going to die and no one really likes to talk directly about it. I understand why... as there's a fear and an uncomfortableness about the subject... but not talking about it and pretending it's not there just makes the fear and awkwardness worse I believe.
I don't necessarily believe that the deceased person comes back to visit... but I definitely believe that the whole process, tradition and actions are extremely healthy and beneficial to the family members still among the living.
Hence why I love El Dia de los Muertos... I believe it takes the seriousness away of such a morbid subject and makes it more lighthearted... so everyone can have a laugh and enjoy the festivities of such a serious subject. Through their tears comes joy and laughter through community festivity and support! And having it happen once a year helps to take the taboo away as well as giving those grieving a very good opportunity to grieve in a healthy manner, making grieving a more open and acceptable practice which helps the whole community!
So here's my page for those who wish to dress up in the traditional costume and face paint / make up. I've added plenty of different face paint ideas below to give you ideas of what you'd like to do.
I've also included lots of mexican/fiesta themed party decorations and wares for you to hold a fabulous Day of the Dead Party should you want to!! And why not even consider taking a leaf out of the Mexican book and creating a shrine of your own for your lost loved ones too?
Keep an eye out for my other Day of the Dead pages too.
NOTE - All photographs used on this page are covered with a commercial CC license for usage.
Day of the Dead Make Up is so creative. I just love the looks achieved!!
Use a make up or paint brush to put the black on around the eyes and make the lines.
Just look at these gorgeous 3 Amigettes (Senorita's) :)
Photo courtesy of Renee Silverman
Photo Courtesy of Lou Bert
Photo Courtesy of ShaeCode
Half and Half is a choice!
This senorita's make up exactly matches her tattoo!!
A sugar skull couple looks fabulous!!
How good does it look with the guy and girl both with sugar skull get up?? Perfect idea for a halloween couples costume!!
Here's a better look at their make up...
Sugar Skull Make Up Tutorial - Part 1
Make Up Tutorial using eye shadow
Sugar Skull Tutorial
Sugar Skull Make Up Tutorial Video
Buying a metre or so of lace to make a shawl would be easy costume option. - And purchase some artificial flowers for your hair.
Copy aspects of any of these to make your own DOTD faces!! - All photos used with creative commons permission.
Photo's used with creative commons permission by Ray from LA.
El Dia de los Muertos Festival
Photo's Courtesy of Renee Silverman
Calavera Skull Jewellery Accessories for Sale
Why not consider an El Dia de los Muertos Theme Party? - Have a Mexican vibe with day of the dead costumes
Photos courtesy of Amanda Quintana-Bowles