Friday, December 10, 2010

Day of the Dead Skull Mask

Jose Brand "made this day of the dead skull for my halloween costume."

This is a very impressive mask and costume. There are many details in the construction of the skull and the decoration of it. The decoration of the skull reminds me of the delectable sugar skulls of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). I like the enlarged dimensions in comparison with a human skull. That enlargement gives it a cartoonish quality which is perfect for the fun and mischief of Halloween. The use of a hoodie to include other skeletal bones. The rib cage uses similar colors to the skull, which helps tie the two pieces together. The attached bones give an additional three dimensional quality to the costume. This is definitely a calavera that I would like to see in person.

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