Trivia: Did you know… that the hands and feet contain most of a human body’s bones?
If you’re on the hunt for a scary yet timeless Halloween staple, look no further! Let Spooky Scary Skeletons send shivers down your spine. Our team at Oya Costumes is obsessed with skeleton costumes and Day Of the Dead Costumes, and we’re not the first. Skeletons have symbolized tranquil sleep to the Romans, shortness of life to the Ancient Egyptians and a horrifying harbinger of death since the Middle Ages. Far from being boring, they captured the imagination of famous painters, authors and scientists; such as Jan van Eyck, Horace Walpole and Leonardo Da Vinci. To learn more about the latter’s innovations, check out this interesting article. There’s a lot of history behind this scary figure and there’s no better time to indulge in Womens Skeleton Costumes of Mens Skeleton Costumes than during the Halloween season!
Day of the Dead Skeleton Costumes
Skeletons are also a seminal part of the Day of the Dead tradition. This Mexican holiday gathers family and friends to pray for and commemorate loved ones who have died. Honouring the dead has never looked better than in these Day of the Dead costumes.Whether you’re celebrating it in Mexico with family or simply need an excuse to dress up in Canada, our selection of day of the dead costumes are to die for.
Source: Cristina Zapata Pérez – Own work on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0
Inspiration for Skeleton Costumes
Skeleton costumes and Day of the Dead Costumes are so classic, they cut through age, culture, gender and time. Look through our vast assortment of skeleton costumes, from comedic to gothic, to find the one that’s just right for you! Be sure to also post your look on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @Oyacostumes
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Trivia: Did you know… that Day of the Dead makeup isn’t called “sugar skull” makeup? The proper name is calaveras or calacas; sugar skulls are calaveras made of sugar.
Men’s Skeleton Costumes
A classic look, this costume will help you join the undead. It’s a versatile staple that could also easily work with Day of the Dead Costumes.
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Womens Skeleton Costumes
The good thing about skeleton costumes? They work for all ages and all genders. Women’s skeleton costumes are quite popular each year for Halloween and other events! This New Orleans party-goer, for instance, is rocking a Day of the Dead inspired costume for Mardi Gras.
Source: Infrogmation of New Orleans – Photo by Infrogmation on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0
Trivia: Did you know… that the Day of the Dead is completely different from Halloween?
Children Skeleton Costumes
Skeleton Costumes are also a versatile family-friendly choice! Your children could wear a spooky skeleton costume, or go for a more colourful Day of the Dead inspired look, like these performers from Eurogym, who definitely stand out in their Day of the Dead Skeleton jumpsuits!
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Around the Web
Want to learn more? Check out these interesting articles!
Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones.
Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—is a holiday celebrated on November 1. Although marked throughout Latin America, Dia de los Muertos is most strongly associated with Mexico, where the tradition originated.
Dia de los Muertos honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations, a typically Latin American custom that combines indigenous Aztec ritual with Catholicism, brought to the region by Spanish conquistadores. (Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on All Saints Day and All Souls Day, minor holidays in the Catholic calendar.)
There are those who plan their costumes months in advance to celebrate All Hallows Eve, and then others who keep it simple, but want to be just the right amount of extra for an Instagram-worthy selfie. Those on the latter side would seek out the latest skull makeup tutorials online to lay low, but also channel their inner ghoul.