Dia De Los Muertos Masks

A place to focus my recent obsession with the masks of Dia De Los Muertos. Male, Female, Catrinas, Catrins, Sugar Masks, history and modern interpretations, masks in flat art and sculpture, tattoos and fashion.
the perfect place for the perfectly traditional Catrina sugar skull mask. she is completely at home here.

the perfect place for the perfectly traditional Catrina sugar skull mask. she is completely at home here.

let’s get real about Dia De Los Muertos.
loss can happen at any age, it’s the ways in which we remember those who have gone before us that defines the rest of our life. celebrate them, cherish them, remember them, even mourn them, but do not fear the truth only the dead know - their secrets will be ours in time.

let’s get real about Dia De Los Muertos.

loss can happen at any age, it’s the ways in which we remember those who have gone before us that defines the rest of our life. celebrate them, cherish them, remember them, even mourn them, but do not fear the truth only the dead know - their secrets will be ours in time.

i love how the absolute craziness of color and texture and dimension can do nothing to distract me from the look in her eyes. they speak to me, but i can’t understand what she’s saying. i’m lost and swimming in her soulful expression, and i wonder for whom she touches her heart…
thank you ByteStudio Photography and Elizabeth J-Chans Designs

i love how the absolute craziness of color and texture and dimension can do nothing to distract me from the look in her eyes. they speak to me, but i can’t understand what she’s saying. i’m lost and swimming in her soulful expression, and i wonder for whom she touches her heart…

thank you ByteStudio Photography and Elizabeth J-Chans Designs

the serenity she shares is piercing my soul. her look is classical and clean and honest, for it is only the dead who know the truth. i long to understand her and comfort her
Valerie Savchenko captured the essence of Dia De Los Muertos in this single image

the serenity she shares is piercing my soul. her look is classical and clean and honest, for it is only the dead who know the truth. i long to understand her and comfort her

Valerie Savchenko captured the essence of Dia De Los Muertos in this single image

the darkness in her eyes can only barely hide the truth only the dead know. and those roses though - so classic Catrina

the darkness in her eyes can only barely hide the truth only the dead know. and those roses though - so classic Catrina

the gilded steam punk version. i actually like this more than i probably would have if someone told me they were going to do a steam punk Sugar Mask

the gilded steam punk version. i actually like this more than i probably would have if someone told me they were going to do a steam punk Sugar Mask

the intensity in her eyes is paralyzing! and that softness around the lips makes the mouth that much more dramatic - i can’t take my eyes off of those lips.

the intensity in her eyes is paralyzing! and that softness around the lips makes the mouth that much more dramatic - i can’t take my eyes off of those lips.

something about this makes me feel a bit odd and i’m not sure why. did they all lose the same love? they seem kind of lost to me for some reason and that’s disheartening.
thank you to Lauren Gherardi for capturing such a meaningful image.

something about this makes me feel a bit odd and i’m not sure why. did they all lose the same love? they seem kind of lost to me for some reason and that’s disheartening.

thank you to Lauren Gherardi for capturing such a meaningful image.

there aren’t many good examples of the male version of the Dia De Los Muertos mask, or Catrin. this one breaks that mold wide open!

there aren’t many good examples of the male version of the Dia De Los Muertos mask, or Catrin. this one breaks that mold wide open!

the intensity of those eyes. they’re planning something, and it smells eerily like revenge for some reason. and look at that hair! amazing.

the intensity of those eyes. they’re planning something, and it smells eerily like revenge for some reason. and look at that hair! amazing.

stunning example of a classic Catrina style. this is so pure and simple. it conveys the emotion in a way that only simple expression can.

stunning example of a classic Catrina style. this is so pure and simple. it conveys the emotion in a way that only simple expression can.

i love the imagery of this Catrina out in the woods. alone. seeking. knowing the truth. even from so far away you can see the look in her eyes, and i want to follow her into those woods - like a moth to the fire.

i love the imagery of this Catrina out in the woods. alone. seeking. knowing the truth. even from so far away you can see the look in her eyes, and i want to follow her into those woods - like a moth to the fire.

let’s start this Dia De Los Muertos season off right with one i’ve been holding onto until today.
i’ve been collecting new images for the past year, and today is the beginning of the end so to speak. this one comes to us courtesy of Michael in OZ photography.
i love this one so much for its simplistic composition of the makeup - it’s so perfectly classic Catrina. and those eyes, those eyes.
those.
eyes.
she seems to know what i’ve been up to, and may not be entirely pleased - but only the dead know the real truth.

let’s start this Dia De Los Muertos season off right with one i’ve been holding onto until today.

i’ve been collecting new images for the past year, and today is the beginning of the end so to speak. this one comes to us courtesy of Michael in OZ photography.

i love this one so much for its simplistic composition of the makeup - it’s so perfectly classic Catrina. and those eyes, those eyes.

those.

eyes.

she seems to know what i’ve been up to, and may not be entirely pleased - but only the dead know the real truth.

diadelosmuertosmask:

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I’m in love with this style of Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Mask makeup. My wife and I are thinking of doing this style for Halloween this year.

diadelosmuertosmask:

I like to give credit to original content, so if you know where this came from, please let me know!

I’m in love with this style of Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Mask makeup. My wife and I are thinking of doing this style for Halloween this year.