Monday, October 24, 2011

Día de los Muertos

There was a parade last weekend in Austin for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). I'm not big on parades, or festivals--or, in many cases, people--but Gloria and Eli 10.2 both wanted to go, so I went with them.

I've always liked the aspects of celebration and remembrance that are a theme of Día de los Muertos, and the wicked-cool costumes and makeup are even better. Eli decided to wear his Halloween costume, and he's made the transition from cute costume to scary, as you can see:

Yes, he looks like quite a badass, but even an agent of death enjoys a cold glass of milk with dinnner:

The festival itself featured some amazing costumes, and I took quite a few pictures, which you will be subjected to now:

This lady was very nice about having her picture taken with her also-costumed dog, but she said it was very hard not to smile. I don't know why she thought she couldn't.

We had plenty of fun, and Eli looked ridiculously cool--people were stopping him every 10 feet to talk about his costume. Here's one last picture:

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