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Sugar Skull Halloween Sweater 1
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Gothic Rose Top Hat
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Day of the Dead Adult Sombrero
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Sugar Skull Purse-0
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Women's Black Peasant Top
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Grey Top Hat
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Purple Day of the Dead Knit Hat
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Women's Sexy Black Faux Leather Knee High Boots
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Ripped Tights
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Glow in the Dark Long Wig
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Women's Sheer Tie-Front Black Skirt
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Pastease Silver Glitter Astrology Pasties
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Fleur Paradise Makeup AQ Prisma Blendset
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Womens Red Tulle Petticoat
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Bright White Long Wavy Wig
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Kids Black Velvet Hooded Cape Main
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Pastease Sugar Skull Pasties
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Adult Black Velvet Hooded Cape
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Womens Long White Wavy Wig
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Opaque Black Tights
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Womens Knee Length Black Petticoat
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Day of the Dead Coffin Purse
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Long Straight Gray/White Mix Wig
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Red Lipstick
Spooky Skull Treat Bag
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Womens Red Glamour Eyelashes
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Temporary Rose FX Tattoo
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Skeleton Hand Hairclip
Sale - 29%

El Día de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, originated in Mexico. It is now celebrated in Portugal, Spain, and many other Latin American countries. Many U.S. cities that are home to large numbers of Hispanic people also hold celebrations.

The purpose of the Day of the Dead is to honor, remember and celebrate loved ones who have died. It falls on November 2, coinciding with the Catholic All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). It's just chance that it comes right after Halloween, which is of Celtic origin. There is no connection between the two celebrations.   

The roots of Día de Los Muertos go back to indigenous peoples before Europeans came to Central and South America. The Maya believed that their ancestors' spirits stayed with them and wanted offerings of food from the living. The Aztecs had a festival in early autumn to honor Mictecacihuatl, their queen or goddess of the underworld or "Lady of the Dead." She is the inspiration for the Calavera Catrina, a popular Day of the Dead costume and decor theme. The Catrina is a colorfully decorated skeleton or just a skull. Then, in the 1500s, Spanish explorers and missionaries brought the Catholic faith to the region. The native traditions became absorbed into and mixed with the imported ones.   

To non-Hispanics, this may seem macabre, but modern celebrations of Día de Los Muertos are festive and fun. Families set up altars called ofrendas in their homes. They decorate them with candles, sugar skulls, and marigolds. They also display photos, possessions and favorite foods of their departed loved ones. They believe that when the souls of the dead see their altar, they take in the spiritual essence of the food. The living can and do eat the food after the celebration, but they believe that it lacks any nutritional value at that point. They wear skeleton or Calaveras Catrinas masks and costumes, like the ones we have. They gather in cemeteries to decorate the graves, pray for, and tell stories about their departed loved ones.   

Even if you're not Hispanic, you can join in a celebration of Día de Los Muertos in one of our skeleton or Day of the Dead costumes. Dress up in a Catrina costume or a sugar skull costume for the ultimate look. We have styles and sizes for the whole family, with Day of the Dead masks, makeup, and other accessories to complete any costume. 

To host a Day of the Dead party, decorate your home with marigold flowers and some of our skull or skeleton-themed items. Maybe even set up an ofrenda. Then find some sugar skulls at a Mexican market, look up a recipe for "pan de muerto" (bread of the dead), and you're ready for a fiesta! Monster