Sadly, Halloween 2013 has come and gone. Hopefully it was a rowdy, fun-fest for everyone! Since Halloween is quickly followed by Dia de Los Muertos, I know the celebrations will continue into this weekend! (I was totally going to attend a rum-tasting graveyard party, but two of my friends just got engaged, so I’ll have to party in a graveyard some other time. NBD.) I know there are some post-Halloween parties being hosted as well, and I am excited to see the results next week!
In the meantime, however, since it has been requested, here are a ghoulish gathering of some of the best Halloween costumes this year (that haven’t made appearances in previous posts and are currently available) AND info about Day of the Dead!
Speaking of which, the entire cast of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” were the Kardashians for Halloween this year. *brain exploding*
Other celebrities did really well, too!
In non-celebrity Halloween creations, there are some AMAZING costumes that have (thankfully) made their way onto the Internet:
These enormous skeletons are a great transition to a brief discussion of Dia de Los Muertos! Basically, the Day of the Dead is a traditionally Latin holiday (celebrated intensely in Mexico) that combines the beliefs of indigenous populations with Catholicism to create a delightful celebration of life, death, and the connection between the two.
So, if you don’t want the wonderfully macabre to fade into the overwhelming Christmas fog just yet, find a Day of the Dead celebration to attend! In Houston, there are all sorts of fun events going on. I know Casa Ramirez Imports in the Heights always has a wonderful Dia de Los Muertos display, and some sugar skull-creating classes, or molds to purchase! The Lawndale Art Center is currently celebrating it’s 26th Annual Day of the Dead events. The retablos are remarkable, and they go up for auction!
We only have a couple more days until the red and green JesuSanta beast is upon us like some kind of suffocating cheer-monster bellowing endless carols, and forcing people to drive like blind, coked-up yule goats. Take advantage of the time you have, folks! Also, take lots of pictures!
Which is your favorite Halloween costume this year? (Pictured here or not!) How many parties did you attend? What did you wear?? Do you celebrate Dia de Los Muertos?