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I am a Calaca for Halloween. I drafted my own trumpet style skirt pattern and black lace apron. The top is a corset I already owned, over a t-shirt I covered in silk roses. I took extra roses and a fascinator to adorn my head with. I opted out of the sugar skull face makeup so I wouldn't upset my little girl. But you get the idea. I have been wanting to be a Calaca for a long time, I finally got my chance.

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Comment by Kat on October 28, 2011 at 10:38pm
Fabulous!  Love it - so bright and colourful, and really goes with the Day of the Dead style.  :-)
Comment by Ewa Elsa Victoria on October 29, 2011 at 3:58am
Oh wow this is gorgeous! I too love the colorful but still a bit creepy style!
Comment by Seeks on October 29, 2011 at 8:22am
fun skirt! I am also going calaca style somewhere. Not sure where yet. And I have to figure out how to make the face paint less scary for the wee ones too. I think I'll be opting for less black paint and instead use a different base color so they don't associate it with scary. Here's hoping it works!
Comment by Kazz on October 29, 2011 at 5:13pm
Wowsers, this is fantastic you look amazing well done.
Comment by Jen on October 29, 2011 at 6:21pm
I had to look up "Calaca" - I'd never heard of the word. You look amazing.
Comment by Trish Blair on October 29, 2011 at 8:21pm
I wanna be a Calaca - it's amazing!
Comment by charlotte tilley on October 30, 2011 at 2:35am
I had to look up Calaca too - what a gorgeous idea and I LOVE what you have done
Comment by Nora Ziel on October 30, 2011 at 5:55am

That is really beautiful!

For the face makeup you could use something like the second image in this slideshow:

Its still a skull but the eyeholes are shaped like flowers

Comment by Casey Sew on October 30, 2011 at 6:39pm
w0w w0w wow fabulous.  love how you pulled it all together.
Comment by Bethany Pearson on November 1, 2011 at 10:16pm
Thank you all! I was able to do some face paint the night of Halloween. I did sugar skull on one side of my face, and more dramatic normal makeup on the other side. My daughter got used to it after awhile.


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