Today I have a birthday party that is Mexican themed, so I thought ‘what would be funnier than to attend as a chola?’. For those who don’t know, a chola is a female of Latin decent that is one of the ‘homies’ and usually wears heavy eyeliner, dark lined lipstick and a bandanna. I think I pull it off ALMOST too well.
Is that a costume in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?
Chest piece and cape
Today I have decided to take on the user-suggested theme of Lucha Libre from Charlie. Lucha Libre is more informally known as Mexican wrestling. Many of you may have been introduced to it through the film Nacho Libre. Mexican wrestling is characterised by colourful, full face masks that are used to disguise the wrestlers and if removed signify the death of that character. Please note that the stuffing of my underwear for this costume caused my mother to burst into laughter for a solid 2 mins….I hope it has the same effect for you.
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico. It is celebrated on the 1st of Novemnber and persons paint their faces as skulls and wear flowers in their hair, which is what I’ve done.
Photo credit: Holmes
Flower head-piece: Homemade from fake flowers from Hot Dollar