I came across images from the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations many years ago: striking make-up, dramatic clothing, interesting symbolism. A couple of years ago, I saw an advertisement for a Dia de los Muertos celebration in Dublin but it was only this year that I felt that I had sufficient energy to think about participating in some way. So, I decided that, at the very least, I would make myself up and take a few pics.

Anyway, it all gathered legs. Christine expressed an interest. I found a party event in 777, the Mexican tapas-style restaurant on South Great George’s Street, and we decided to go.

I got some make-up advice from Gillian Perdue and Vicky Sargeant, bought some supplies from Pennys and the Art and Hobby Shop, some clothes from a second-hand shop in Temple Bar, some artificial flowers and a scarf to wrap around my top hat from shops in Nutgrove, and got pretty excited about the whole thing.

So, here’s the gear …

We had a practice session …

And got ready for the real thing.

 

And then we partied hard …

Creative? Yep. Fun? You bet!

 

 

Dia de los Muertos