Every year, millions of people spill into streets and cemeteries in an elaborate celebration marking the commencement of Día de los Muertos. According to Mexican folklore, on this night, the gates of heaven open up, allowing beloved ancestors and deceased relatives to visit those who have yet to pass to the other side. The Mexican holiday has attracted more and more attention from admirers of the ornate costumes and makeup put on display.
Check out some of the most elaborate costumes that will take your breath away…
This grand dame of death with a heart of laced and embroidered gold is absolutely stunning.
It’s all in the details 🌹✨💀✨🌹 I just love everything about Dia De Los Muertos – the costumes, the vibes, the flowers, the family & friends, the culture and of course celebrating the life of the loved ones that are no longer with us in this world….but they are ALWAYS always present in our hearts.❤️My costume is in honor of the love we have for those loved ones we miss so much. ✨✨✨🌹 Todo está en los detalles 🌹✨💀✨🌹 Me encanta todo lo de Dia De Los Muertos: los disfraces, las vibras, las flores, la familia y los amigos, la cultura, y por supuesto la celebración de la vida de los seres queridos que ya no estan con nosotros en este mundo … pero SIEMPRE siempre están presentes en nuestros corazones. ❤️ Mi disfraz es en honor al amor que tenemos por aquellos seres queridos que tanto extrañamos.🌹💀🌹✨………. #LAdayofthedead #hollywoodforever #hollywoodforevercemetery #hwdforever #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertosmakeup #sacredheart #sacredheartcostume #sagradocorazon
This sugar skull queen’s eyes are popping.
This reina of roses shows love for the tradition with a blooming head of florals.
This Catrina is laughing at death right in the face but is giving us life with dangerous contour and highlights.
This Calavera brings equal parts elaborate and edge to her minimalist look.
Seriously, just LOOK at this gold and rose elegance.
And what’s a Catrina without some lace and fire to beckon her ancestors?
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Or, an elaborate headdress to keep the sugar skulls hanging around?
La Calaveras Cantrinita! This is Adrian’s first costume of the season! She was so excited to wear it and represent her culture! We spoke in depth about those she respected, loved and loss and why not just Dios de los Muertos, but Samhain and Halloween are truly celebrated! Happy Halloween! If you’ve been following my snaps, you also know that I made this in a day! Thank you for looking!
No doubt this lovely Catrina and her Catrin are attracting more than just ancestors tho.
Till’ Death Do Us Part ❤️💀❤️ @mucio323 Thank you for always helping me with my crazy costume ideas and participating! I love you forever and ever! ❤️ Thank you for all the great shots Kev! U da best! @kevinberruuu #LAdayofthedead #hollywoodforever #hollywoodforevercemetery #hwdforever #diadelosmuertos #diadelosmuertosmakeup @hwdforever
Probably not too much more than this Lady of the Dead whose beauty attracts all the butterflies.
…and us. 😍