Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dia De Los Muertos Look (Day of the Dead)

Day of the Dead is a Mexican Holiday that takes place on November 1st and 2nd. I don't know too much about the holiday other than people go all out with costumes, go through parades and also make offerings to their dead loved ones. When I was in 8th grade, I learned all about it and we got to color in our own Dia de los Muertos skulls which have a more colorful and fun outtake on a skeleton. I used that coloring as inspiration for this. If you were planning on going on Halloween as just a plain skeleton, you could skip all the colorful steps in this look and add a couple more stitch lines. Hope you like it!

Plain skeleton (before the colorful goes on).

The face paint I used was one from CVS called Professional Cream Makeup. I didn't really like it too much. As you can see in the pictures, it wouldn't go on completely smooth, but oh well, it's supposed to be dead anyway, I guess I used two coats of it, so if you want that smooth look, I would look around for a better face paint. Otherwise, I really liked this look and hope you guys can take something out of it! The colors I used were all just from random palettes and liners, so as long as you have something similar, you'd be good to go!


1 comment:

  1. Hey Bitta, I am finally commenting on your awesome Day of the Dead look. I think it is spectacular!!! You are a creative genius! I love that you have a spark of an idea and just go with it. LOVE IT!!! Luv, Diana