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Dia de los Muertos

Not everything around halloween is dark and scary, although at first glance these images created for a Dia de los Muertos inspired session may seem along the same lines as the previous Trick ‘r Treat entry it’s quite different.

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls’ Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st and 2nd in connection with the Catholicholiday of All Saints’ Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls’ Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Scholars trace the origins of the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back thousands of years, and to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl.

This session was a collaberation between Vanity Dollz (hair and MUA) and J_Chan’s Designs (wardrobe).

Mural by Enrique Lazaro of BNW
MUA/Hair by Nae of The Vanity Dollz
Costume Design/Wardrobe by Jessica Rowell of J-Chan’s Designs
Our Lady Model: Yazy
Angel (1): Luna Vison
Angel (2):  Victrola Queen

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

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Dia de los Muertos