Happy Día de los Muertos to everyone! (The amount of “happy” varies depending on how your area celebrates this day, but in my area, it’s a pretty festive occasion.) Yesterday, the British Library sent out a list of suggestions for last-minute Halloween costumes based on medieval manuscripts. Here’s what I came up with:
The clothing is from the 4th picture on the British Library’s page
. The flowers are from various ms pages throughout that post. Sugar skulls often have black eye sockets, but some costumers will blend a color in the eye socket, which I did since royal blue dominates many of these manuscript images. As soon as I had taken the pictures and washed my face, I realized I had forgotten to add the centers to the purple flowers. Darn. I wanted to add the text from the third manuscript picture, “Memento homo quod sinis es et in sinere reverteris
,” but the face took 2 hours, so I didn’t have the patience to try transferring text.
pan de muerto with hot chocolate (no, I don’t know what shape the bread is supposed to be; I didn’t ask when I bought it)
I hope everyone had a good Halloween, and if you’re celebrating today, I hope you’re enjoying your celebrations as well.