Day of the Dead Costumes

Dia de los Muertos is the authentic name of the sacred holiday that non-Mexicans also know as Day of the Dead. It is celebrated on All Saints Day and All Souls Day directly following Halloween. It is a part Catholic, part Aztec ritual celebrating the dead. The point is to celebrate their life rather than mourn their death. Activities with lots of food and drink as well as Day of the Dead costumes are part of the ceremonious occasion.

Day of the Dead Costume Ideas and Tips

If you’re looking to bring some of Mexican culture into your Halloween celebration, you can find plenty of Latino spirit in our day of the dead costumes! The day of the dead is a holiday that honors dead ancestors, bringing a different spin on the idea of Halloween than what most Americans are used to. 

Mexicans don’t consider the skeletons and ghosts that walk the earth on day of the dead to be spooky or evil—these spirits are the remains of family members who have passed, so they are welcomed into the family home and invited to the dinner table for the short time they are visiting. If you loved Coco or the Book of Life, you’ll recognize the flowers and skulls that are a motif in our authentic day of the dead costumes. Get a group costume together and you can get a whole skeletal mariachi band together to go out on Halloween!

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