Thursday, September 26, 2013

October is rather Dead...

And by dead, we mean, ghostly spirits, zombies, apparitions and creepy traditions. We all love Halloween.... and to continue the fun, the human comedy and tragedy, Day of the Dead is held on November 1 & 2. It's celebrated in Mexico, and lots of other countries and cultures. 

People gather to remember their family and friends who have died. It happens right after Halloween, on November 1 and 2, and, of course, is observed by Catholics as All Souls/Saints Day.

Now is the time to think about a costume....not just for Halloween......but the Day of the Dead has parties, dinners, parades and get togethers with family and friends.......dead. and. alive.

handmade ghoulish Dead pin with a rusty key....

Relatives and friends go to the graveyards and  cemeteries and bring the dead's favorite food, favorite items like toys or pictures, things to eat and drink, and photos so the souls of the dead will come from the other world to visit with the living.
Symbols of the  Day of the Dead are bright orange marigolds, hot colors of paper flowers, sugar skulls, decorated skulls, skeletons doing things as if  they were live people.

and yes, this rose-wreathed skull for the Grateful Dead because of Day of the homage to the Mexican heritage of Jerry Garcia.

Marigolds......beautiful and bright annual flowers that love hot days.

Here's a sample of black clothes and black boots and shoes..... from your friends at funkomavintage that will hook you up whether you are Dead or Alive!! 

Tall black over the knee vintage boots, 60s black high heels, 70s black suede ankle strap, 60s black rosette sling back heels, Vintage Jack Purcell Converse shoes, vintage black Springolator mules!