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7 DIY Costumes For The Pregnant Latina With A Budget And A Busy Life

With Halloween just around the corner, so many enthusiasts of spook and costumes are already breaking out the DIY boxes and tacking together some pretty great outfit ideas for the 31st. Of course, big box costume stores might have pregnant Halloween lovers buying into the belief that there aren’t too many options for them to try out this Fall, but I am here to prove them wrong.

With a little imagination and a belly of any size, your Halloween costume this year can be all about the big or go home. Here’s a look at 7 costumes to DIY, buy and slay in this Halloween.

A concha dream.

This one’s pretty much the perfect costume idea for the Latina on the go/ mustering up a last minute costume. Show off your belly and your Latinx pride with this costume that brags about some of the best of our cuisine!

What you need: A black sweater or shirt, colorful construction paper, scissors, tape or glue and a concha to model.

A vaca babe.

Make money Halloween moooooves at the big spook ball this year with this cute tribute to your favorite barnyard animal.

What you need: A white sweater or shirt, white leggings, pink felt (for utters and inner ears), white felt (for outer ears), grey felt (horns), scissors, and hot glue, headband,

The cutest aguacate you ever saw.

The burgeoning love for Avocado toast has been V scary for most of us Latinos whose abuelas have been making them the good stuff their whole lives. Pay some genuine tribute to your ultimate toast compliment with an avocado costume that’ll certainly help you highlight your belly.

What you need: Cardboard box, dark green and light green paint, box cutter.

The Spicey Spicey.

There are so many ways to get creative with Latinx condiments and pull of this look. Consider being the Cholula lady and making your belly her basket! Or designing a Tapatio costume with your  belly as the main focus.

What you need: White dress, cardboard, white paint, red paint

A chicle machine.

Be the chicle you wish to see in this world, by turning yourself into the ultimate gum ball machine.

What you need: White top, pom pomps

The ultimate troll.

There are so many trolls you can be in this world. For a cute look, you can go for a plane troll or you can print out a sign that says internet and carry it around to be the ultimate Internet Troll.

What you need: Get a top and pants or dress, that match your skin tone. Fake colored gem, hairspray or wig that matches the color of the gem. Glue gun.

A pin ball.

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Girl, we already know you ain’t no pushover, still for the sports enthusiast, and mom-to-be looking to do something fun and playful with her belly, this one’s the dream!

What you need: white turtleneck bodysuit, red felt, white cap.

The ultimate Catrina.

Just because you’re embarazada, that doesn’t mean you can’t pull off the ultimate Latina dream. Bust out the rosas and paint face to be the Catrina you’ve always wanted to be this Halloween. 


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Cardi B Ran Into A Fan Wearing Her ‘Invasion of Privacy’ Outfit And Their Encounter Was The Sweetest

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Cardi B Ran Into A Fan Wearing Her ‘Invasion of Privacy’ Outfit And Their Encounter Was The Sweetest

When you’re a celebrity with the record deals, big movie awards and legions of fans, it’s hard to imagine you’d want to be anyone else but who you are. Still, each year as ghosts creep out and zombies crawl up from their graves, celebrities prove that there’s still a novelty to dressing up like someone, something else, for the Halloween season. This year, with so many celebrities already out and attending some of the most spooktacular events of the year, we’ve already seen tons of inspiring costumes from our favorites and also those inspired by our favorite.

Here’s a look at what la reinas of entertainment are up to this Halloween.

Cardi B is out and about finding her dopplegangers.

During a trip home from the recording studio, Queen Belcalis caught up with a fan on the street who was wearing the rapper’s outfit from the cover of her Invasion of Privacy album. “I have to tell you I love your costume,” Cardi said speaking to the fan as she stopped next to her in her car on the street. We can only imagine just how shocked her gushing fan was as she drove away.

Heartbreaker Mariah Carey looked like she was checking up on one of the hearts she broke.

Mariah Carey and her man Bryan Tanaka dressed up as the ultimate couple that belongs together this year. Dressed as a sexy nurse to his hunky doctor, Carey looked stunning enough to stop a heart.

Christina Milian did a throw back as a Hello Kitty.

La princessa de Halloween went Hello Kitty crazy with an outfit that certainly takes the pumpkin cake. She even went for icy blue eyes this year to top it all off.

Victoria Justice went as the oujia board your ma told you not to play with.

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The bold costume was also a pretty bold move for the former Disney Channel star of Puerto Rican descent. To really round out her stunning makeup art, Justice also went for a spooky set of eyes.

Joey Fatone and Izabel Araujo

The former NSYNC member and his Brazilian BFF Izabel Araujo went as the twins from “The Shining” to the Casamigos Halloween party in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Lauren Jauregui went OTT with Halloween news.

The former Fifth Harmony singer not only dressed up as Harley Quinn for fright night, she also announced the release of her new song “Expectations.” According to her it’s worth a listen for anyone eager to jump on those Halloween vibes.

Sofia Vergara got us thirsty for some TV and diamonds.

In a promo post about the upcoming episode of her hit ABC show “Modern Family” the Colombian actress dropped an image of her beloved character Sofia dressed as Marilyn Monroe. No doubt, anyone looking for a last minute Halloween costume already in possession of a Blonde wig can go as cross version of Sofia x Marilyn.


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The Legendary Guatemalan Tale Of El Sombrerón Will Literally Spook You

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The Legendary Guatemalan Tale Of El Sombrerón Will Literally Spook You

Remember that guy who wouldn’t leave you alone? Maybe he sent you cute texts that you didn’t find so cute or kept trying to convince you to give him a chance when you knew that wasn’t going to happen. Well. We have a story for you about a guy named El Sombrerón, the original Dude Who Refused To Get a Clue

The Legend of El Sombrerón

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El Sombrerón is a character from Guatemalan legend who simply won’t let his lady loves turn him away, thanks to his magical silver guitar. He’s also called Tzipitio, Tzizimite, or just “the goblin,” and Mexico and Colombia also have versions of this legend. There’s even a 1950 movie that tells the story.

He has a distinctive outfit.

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So, who exactly is this creeper? El Sombrerón is a short, old-looking man dressed all in black, with a thick, shiny belt, boots that make noise when he walks, and of course, a big ol’ hat.

He loves his guitar….

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His guitar is central to his awful plots. When he plays, his victims – always women with long hair and big eyes – fall under his spell.

…and his pets.

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He always brings a few things with him: two enormous black dogs, a pack of mules, a cold breeze, and of course, the silver guitar. You know he’s out causing trouble when you see the mules tied up at some poor, unsuspecting chula’s home.

He’ll take that hair, thank you very much.

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Here’s the other thing about El Sombrerón: He’s got this weird thing for braids. Horses, dogs, people – it doesn’t matter. If it’s got long, luscious hair, he wants his hands on it. Which brings us to our dear Susana.

The Story of Susana

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Many years ago, there lived a Guatemalan woman named Susana. She had big, beautiful eyes and long hair. She lived a perfectly normal and happy life, but she was exactly El Sombrerón’s type.

Susana never saw him coming.

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Susana was sitting on her balcony one night, enjoying the sight of the full moon, when she heard a strange sound and felt a cold breeze overtake her. Little did she know, El Sombrerón tends to show up under just such a moon.

El Sombrerón was up to his usual tricks.

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So he appeared under the balcony, and he serenaded her with his guitar and gave her dirt to eat. Now, she was totally under his power, though no one knew it yet.

Susana’s parents were too late.

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Susana’s parents couldn’t hear the music, because only El Sombrerón’s victims hear his song, but it was late at night, and their daughter should have been inside anyways. So they brought her inside and locked up the house. Despite their parental concern, the damage had already been done.

El Sombrerón had Susana right where he wanted her.

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El Sombrerón kept appearing to play music for Susana, ensuring that she would never sleep again. Whenever she tried to eat anything, it became covered in dirt, and so she couldn’t eat either. All that delicious food…gone to waste, just like her. 

The song’s effects began to take hold.

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Susana was wasting away, which was exactly what El Sombrerón had planned. When she finally died from the lack of sleep and food, he would steal her soul on its way to Heaven and keep her all to himself forever. He just had to wait. 

The situation got worse and worse.

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For days, no one knew what to do. El Sombrerón kept showing up to sing, and her food would never be edible, no matter what anyone did. Time was running out, and Susana was fighting for her life.

But Susana’s parents had one last idea.

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Lucky for Susana, her parents weren’t bobos, and they decided to try and save their daughter from the mysterious thing that had taken hold of her. Somehow, they knew that her hair was the key.

Goodbye, luscious locks!

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Susana’s parents cut off her long hair and took it to the local church, where a priest blessed it with holy water and said some prayers over it. Maybe, they thought, this would finally break El Sombrerón’s curse. 

New ‘do, new you, Susana.

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Just like that, Susana and her new hairdo were left completely alone. El Sombrerón vanished and never came back, and Susana regained her strength to live a happy life. But El Sombrerón is still out there, looking for his next long-haired lady to serenade. 

What have we learned today, class?

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Listen to your parents, stay inside, and don’t talk to strange men. The story meant to promote modesty in young women, though if you ask me, it’s not poor Susana’s fault she’s so pretty.

Outdated? Not so fast…

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Are there any lessons for the modern woman in here? Maybe. You don’t have to chop off your hair to thwart would-be suitors like Susana did – thankfully, there are other ways to handle unwanted attention that will probably be more effective. 

…maybe there’s a better moral to this story.

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So, the real moral of the story: Creeps are out there, but there’s always help. Rock your long locks, live your life, and if you feel able to reach out for help, never be afraid to loop in a trusted comadre to help you handle things. And always check in on how your friends are doing — you never know who might need a metaphorical haircut.


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