Hello fellow Halloweenies!
Long time no see
Hope everyone is keeping well..
I thought I would pick your brains, if you'll indulge me, as I have begun to properly plan this year's festivites. The theme is Dia de los Muertos and my costume plan is an elaborate Catarina skeleton figure, with traditional Mexican dress. I am looking for photos or inspiration for making the actual outfit - I'm not sure whether to find a dress and mod it, or make a skirt from scratch and find a suitable top etc.
More important than the dress or clothing itself, I need to find or make a skeleton suit as when I did the Corpse Bride last year, painting my whole body took forever and was very awkward! I would rather not have to paint bones onto myself again this year.. although I am open to the idea of painting on a sheer material etc, if such a thing would work. Where could I find a skeleton suit thin enough to wear under other clothes? The UK is pretty limited with regards to costumes (hence why I make them myself) but I don't mind ordering from overseas if it's what I need
Any ideas or inspirational pics you can provide, or tips on traditional Mexican dress, would be amazing! Thank you so much xxx