Impressive Homemade Dia de los Muertos Costume for a Woman
This Dia de los Muertas (Mexican Day of the Dead) costume was a blast to make. I already had the Mexican-looking long skirt. I bought a cheap black corset from Walmart and hot-glued black and red roses and black feathers on to it. Then I glued fake black and red flowers onto a plain back headband (all from Michael’s). The veil is just a black lace top I found at Walmart, cut off the sleeves, and cut into one length and just draped over my head, placing the headband on top.
Then I used the leftover lace from the top to make a choker which I hot-glued black feathers on. The makeup was a lot of fun too and you can get really creative. I decided to do just half my face with a white base, and black flower-like designs. Then I used stick on jewels (from Michael’s) in black and red to enhance around the eyes. I used false eyelashes on both sides to increase drama, and red lipstick on just the normal side. I have never gotten so many positive comments, and plus it was classy and covered-up!