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  • Writer's pictureTyzza Macias

La Catrina is often mistaken to be a Halloween costume


La Catrina is a visual image representing how the Mexcian culture sees death and the afterlife during Dia de Los Muerto's annual Mexican heritage holiday.


One of my favorite heritage celebrations is Dia de Los Muertos. An annual Mexican heritage holiday traditionally celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. This traditionally inspiring holiday is more than a holiday for the Mexican culture. Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated around the world the first two days of November, honoring the dead by offering ofrendas in their home.


The ofrendas altar is usually created by family members for loved ones who have passed on. The ofrendas are also usually decorated with sugar skulls, sugar flowers, sweet bread, copal incense, white candles, pictures of a loved one who has passed on, and a cup of fresh water.


An inspiring reference would be the animated Disney Pixar film, Coco. The film beautifully portrays the Dia de Los Muertos holiday tradition.

We are days away from Halloween 2022. While Halloween enthusiasts are preparing with their favorite costumes, many others are preparing for Dia de Los Muertos. Many Halloween retailers have stocked up on La Catrina costumes due to high demand over the years.


But La Catrina is often mistaken to be a Halloween costume. La Catrina is a visual image representing how the Mexcian culture sees death and the afterlife during Dia de Los Muerto's annual Mexican heritage holiday.


La Catrina is Mexico's lady of death and is an internationally recognized

symbol illustrated by political cartoonist artist José Guadalupe Posadas in 1910. The women and men paint their faces in colorful make-up and style glamourous outfits to pay respects to the symbolic immortal icon.


Artists & Creative Designers like Maria Jose Miranda play an important role in advocating Mexican culture and traditional celebrations, especially for Dia de Los Muertos Makeup and Styling.


Are you inspired and thinking of doing your makeup of "La Catrina" to celebrate the Day of the Dead? Here are ten inspiring makeup looks to get inspired by and try your best to achieve La Catrina's makeup look.





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