Now There's a "Sexy" Dia de Los Muertos Costume, and Its Name is "Sugar Skull Beauty"
But then to make it a "sexy" Dia de los Muertos costume, and have it for mass sale? Begin the DESMADRE...
That's exactly what City of Industry-based Leg Avenue has trotted out for this Halloween season with one of their newest creations: "Sugar Skull Beauty":
Oh, the semiotic fun Chicano Studies types will have with this! The fake marigolds! The unnecessary spider's web on the skull's forehead! The calavera trim on the mini-min-skirt! The lace, which tries to pass itself off as papel picado but is really just a continuation of the Spanish fantasy heritage! The heels!
You'll be able to find this costume at OC stores soon, if not already, and Leg Avenue is banking heavily on it to be a seller. In its most recent catalogue, the spicy dead beauty is given a two-page spread with her own altar and all:
|Excuse the crappy photo, but you get the message...|
Sacred culture for sale--ain't America GREAT?! Oh, and if you see a gal wearing this...ask her for her number haha. And keep her away from Mexican ladies...