First Place Homemade Dia de Los Muertos Couples Costume

First Place Homemade Dia de Los Muertos Couples Costume

This year’s costume was my wife’s choice. We have always been into the Day of the Dead but never thought to dress up as that style. So we began our research to get ideas and inspiration for our costumes. We found lots of great sugar skull face paintings but, fell in love with the half face sugar skull … Read more

Impressive Homemade Dia de los Muertos Costume for a Woman

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 … Read more

Awesome Homemade Dia De los Muertos Couple Costume

Awesome Homemade Dia De los Muertos Couple Costume

We wanted to do a couple costume as we are newly married and thought a take on bride and groom would be apt, preferably a really spooky one. Have always been somewhat fascinated by Mexican Day of the Dead ‘Dia de los Murtes’ here in Ireland, the birthplace of Oiche Samhain (Halloween in Irish) we have … Read more

Sugar Skull Día de los Muertos Couples Costume

Sugar Skull Día de los Muertos Couples Costume

Inspired by Día de Muertos my boyfriend and I did our make-up ourselves and went thrift shopping and used clothes already on hand to complete the look. We got a TON of complements and even got a heartfelt thank you from a Mexican woman for representing her country! I did a lot of Googling and … Read more

Coolest Dia de los Muertos Last-Minute Costumes

Coolest Dia de los Muertos Last-Minute Costumes

I love team costumes. Every year we try to find something better.  This year, after a trip in Mexico I thought of  El Dia de los Muertos.  We first got inspired by painting, art works and skulls.  Then, we visited second hand shops and found bustiers and skirts.  We found at the 1 dollar shop plastic flowers and simply glued them … Read more

Awesome Day of the Dead Makeup and Costume

Cover face in white paint... Use eye liner to draw wavy circles around eyes. Cover eyelid in a bright colour blend to black around the edges. Add bla

Cover face in white paint to make an awesome Day of the Dead makeup and costume. Use eye liner to draw wavy circles around eyes. Cover eyelid in a bright color blend to black around the edges. Add black shadow to cheeks and add nose. Be creative! Add new colors, shapes and lines! Hair… Curl … Read more

Coolest Dia De Los Muertos Couple Costume

My Dad has always been very into Halloween. Right after graduation from art school, him and his buddies used to enter costume contests all over NYC.

My Dad has always been very into Halloween. Right after graduation from art school, him and his buddies used to enter costume contests all over NYC. He has said that in one weekend, they would win anywhere from $8,000-$10,000 from contests! In addition, they won tropical vacations, countless gift certificates, and other goodies. Eventually, their … Read more

Cheap Last-Minute Dia de los Muertos Couples Costume

I came up with the idea for a Day of the Dead costume last year when my friend who lives in México and is a photographer did a photo shoot wit

I came up with the idea for a Day of the Dead costume last year when my friend who lives in México and is a photographer did a photo shoot with the Day of the Dead theme. This last-minute Dia de los Muertos couples costume is one of the cheapest costumes I have ever made, … Read more

Best Skeleton Makeup Costume

Best Skeleton Makeup Costume

This skeleton costume is really easy and economic. You only need black and white face paint, black dress, tights or long socks and mittens. First I made the legs; I took an old pair of black socks and painted the bones. For the arm gloves you do the same. I was making them when my … Read more

Spooky Dia de los Muertos Couple Costume

I started with a men's plain brown jacket and added gold spider material to the lapel and pockets and the jacket and the entire front of the vest

I started this Spooky Dia de los Muertos couple costume with a men’s plain brown jacket and added gold spider material to the lapel and pockets and the jacket and the entire front of the vest underneath. The black hat has a brown and gold spider ribbon on it and brown flowers added to the side. … Read more

Homemade Dia De Los Muertos Halloween Costume

I Love anything to do with Dia De Los Muertos which is Day of the Dead-a Mexican celebration, so I decided to try and create my own version! I bought

I love anything to do with Dia De Los Muertos which is Day of the Dead-a Mexican celebration, so I decided to try and create my own version! I bought my beautiful red and black velvet gown from a garage sale for a whopping $3!  My top hat, I bought at our local dollar store … Read more

Very Cool Last-Minute Dia de los Muertos Makeup

needed something simple for halloween(last minute) didn't realize i never got a full pictue till the next day. i just wore a long black skirt, lace

I needed something simple for Halloween (last minute). I didn’t realize I never got a full picture untill the next day. I just wore a long black skirt, lace black top and lace shrug. I painted my entire face white (tube of regular Halloween face paint), then started on my eyes. I used matte blue … Read more

Coolest Day of the Dead Girl Costume with Skull Candy Makeup

I started off wanting to incorporate the popular Dia de los Muertos skull candy makeup into a halloween costume.  I was inspired by photos I fou

I started off wanting to incorporate the popular Dia de los Muertos skull candy makeup into a Halloween costume.  I was inspired by photos I found on Deviantart to use a cantina girl kind of costume so I set out finding and making my pieces. I reused a corset I had from a previous Catwoman … Read more

Coolest Day of the Dead Couples Halloween Costume

Since we are a latino couple we wanted to do something traditional for Halloween, so I decided that I would make us a Day of the Dead costume.For m

Since we are a latino couple we wanted to do something traditional for Halloween, so I decided that I would make us a Day of the Dead couples Halloween costume. For my husband’s costume, it was easy enough, just a pair of black pants, long sleeve black shirt, red ribbon for a bow tie, and … Read more

Coolest Day of the Dead Costumes (La Catrina)

This was our costume last year. I had been working on my costume for a couple of days, but the day of the party my husband decided he wanted his cost

This was our costume last year. I had been working on my costume for a couple of days, but the day of the party my husband decided he wanted his costume to go with mine so his was last minute. We were the hit of the party!  We even included our dog and painted her … Read more

Coolest Dia de los Muertos Homemade Costume

Coolest Dia de los Muertos Costume

Super-easy Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Costume! Just used clothes we already had and found at local thrift shops.  Most time consuming part was the makeup.  I love using Ben Nye facepaint.  It is oil-based and therefore doesn’t rub off.  It also doesn’t crack or make your face feel tight. It was … Read more

Coolest Día de los Muertos Costumes

Coolest Día de los Muertos Costumes 13

We really wanted to make the most out of it this year, after having spent 3 years in London we have learned a thing or two about costumes. The main thing is to check what do you have already for the costume – I had a bunch of fake kitsch flowers so I cut a … Read more

Coolest Homemade Frida Kahlo Costume

Homemade Frida Kahlo Costume

I have always loved Frida Kahlo’s paintings and Dia de Los Muertos, so I thought I would mix the two to make a unique Homemade Frida Kahlo Costume. 1)THE ‘DO: I braided my hair into pig tails and then pinned them to the top of my head and arranged bright flowers I bought from the … Read more

Coolest Dia De Los Muertos Homemade Costumes

Homemade Dia De Los Muertos Costume

This is one of the easiest costumes I have done. A few skirts from around the house and a sombrero I bought on eBay, and with the help of a little snazaroo face paint(anything else will run) and viola! I painted mine and his face myself. Total cost for both 60$

Coolest Homemade Dia de los Muertos Costume

Homemade Dia de los Muertos Costume

I’d wanted to do this Homemade Dia de los Muertos Costume for a long time and was so lucky to finally be with someone who is as crazy about Halloween as I was! For the “body” part of the costumes, we bought turtlenecks, gloves, socks/slippers and I bought leggings, too. We had conflicting ideologies as … Read more

Coolest Homemade Dia de los Muertos Skull Woman Costume

Homemade Dia de los Muertos Skull Woman Costume

Also another costume that was pretty cheap too do. It’s mostly about the make-up! My inspiration was the art of Sylvia Ji. http://www.sylviaji.com/ The dress is just an old wedding dress you can find at any thrift shop and the hair piece is wired flowers. :)