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Book of Life La Muerte Costume

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Book of Life La Muerte Costume

La Muerte (Boof of Life)

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Photo #1 - La Muerte (Boof of Life) Photo #2 - La Muerte (Book of Life) Photo #3 - La Muerte (Book of Life) Makeup Photo #4 - La Muerte (Book of Life) Photo #5 - La Muerte (Book of Life) Trick or Treat
Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Sandra, the 'Book of Life La Muerte' costume creator:

My daughter is La Muerte from The Book of Life. There was no "La Muerte" costume on the market so I had to create this costume from scratch -- it is 100% made by me. Materials used: dress pattern (made by me); skirt hem stucture is a hula hoop (I bustled the front of the dress for trick or treating about 2 inches and she floated through our neighborhood ... lol ... she was quick!); over 200 yellow marigolds from dollar store on dress and hat; 100+ candles on dress/hat are dental suction tips from my husband's dental practice (hey, the looked like candles and they were FREE) - the flame trips are just cardstock red, yellow and orange; makeup by me (this was my 2nd attempt (she let me practice once ... happy it came out); the hat is a cheap straw sombrero covered with felt, marigolds, candles (suction tips), a pink feather, fern leaves, skulls (calaveras) which are on the hat and dress are made out of yellow and white foam craft paper (I created a template and used black sharpie to draw on the faces). finished the costume by adding a marigold choker; marigold bracelets and marigold clips for hair. Making this costume was a labor of love! At one point, I asked myself, "What were you thinking trying to make this costume?" When I turned my daughter to the mirror in full makeup/costume her reaction was PRICELESS! All of those nights gluing on flowers and candles and sewing were so worth it! I would do it again. This costume was not for me to get praise ... it was first and foremost for my only child, my daughter. By the reactions of our friends, family and strangers on the streets while trick or treating her costume was a complete success! The highlight of the evening for my daughter was, "Mom, that house said I could take as many candies as I wanted because my costume was the BEST they have ever seen." How many did she take? 4 (lol). Entering this contest (for me) was an after thought, but it was something I did work very hard to complete down to the last detail. Sandra Rahnama

Rating: 4.6 of 5. Votes: 21

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#1 comment by Diana G August 4, 2016

This costume is awesome.

#2 comment by Ana September 6, 2016

This is absolutely beautiful! I am trying to figure out what Im going to do for my daughter since this is who she wants to be for Halloween. I cant sew though!

#3 comment by Valerie September 11, 2016

Do U Know Where I Can Get A Similar Pattern For A dress Like This ..thank You ��

#4 comment by Angela September 23, 2016

Amazing!!!My daughter wants to be LA Muerte....better get started asap......thank you for wonderful ideas.

#5 comment by Roger October 3, 2016

Any idea where there is similar dress patterns available

#6 comment by Ivette April 6, 2017

Where can I get a similar pattern for the dress?

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