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Thursday, 31 October 2013

HALLOWEEN Mexican way.

Another Halloween...another costume dilemma... After the Owl, and the Blue Witch... what to do, what to do??
Thank you once again Pinterest for your endless source of inspiration. I always had this fascination for the Dia de los Muertos. Skeletons and skulls mingle into a carnival of colours, and the abundance of flowers and banners is just magical. It is intriguing, a little creepy, inspiring and beautiful. But somehow I've never thought of putting it together with Halloween, probably because the two are culturally very different. Still. As far as the costumes go, it just works so well.
So I got busy pulling out of my special reserve the most vibrant fabric I could find. I had just enough of that bright pink and red Indian silk to make a dress for Mia, together with some black tulle and a bunch of colourful pompoms.

It worked better than expected. Especially I had never done this kind of makeup before and I wasn't sure if I was going to pull it off. By no means perfect, but perfect enough for Halloween!

Louis warmed up to the idea and asked for a Mexican makeover too.
Brrrr... Creepy!!
And the two together: Awesome!

Even Lucile was keen on having a share of the fun.

But she wasn't daring enough for the pompoms head piece. Mia loved it though and wore it so well too.

Another Halloween Happy Day ! Yay!

until next year...

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