was amazing! I got there yesterday at 11am to set up, and I got home at midnight, so it was a very long but fun filled day!
There were people dressed up as Muertos everywhere, and there was a wonderful parade in the evening, live music all day, and an amazingly lively crowd all day long. Here are some pictures of just a few memorable scenes and characters:
(look at her Chihuahua wearing a skull and crossbones!)
I love this one, her dog has Frida eyebrows!
I wish I had been able to get some shots of the parade, but my booth was so full of people I couldn't get to the front for pictures! (this is a good problem ;-) ) This is a shot after the parade as the crowd was dispersing.
And now a special treat to show off. I've been keeping this under cover until now so I could include pictures in this post.
I was the very fortunate winner of a Dia de los Muertos altar box made by Esther Verschoor from Heemskerk in the Netherlands!
(my little trolls were showing it off at the festival)
The inside of the box is filled with sugar skulls, flowers, fruits, and even a tiny cake for the muertos to feast on!
The entire box is beautifully painted on every side.
This box is wonderful, a true work of art, thank you so much Essie, for making it with such attention to detail and for sending it all this way! The crowd at the Festival loved it too.