Every year for the past 3 years, I have participated in the Dia de los Muertos parade here in Downtown Dallas with family.
This past year I decided to incorporate my Paraguayan heritage into the design of my outfit for the parade. I designed the pattern of my dress to be a print of the handmade lace called ñanduti which translates to spiderweb. I used the app procreate and made a digital version of the lace and had it printed on the dress. I originally wanted it to be a bright fuschia but it did not print out that way.
One the headdress I made it out of zip ties and used orchids instead of marigolds. If I had more time or would have started earlier I would have used passionflowers as they are the national flower of Paraguay.
I also ended up making my husband's necklace and hat pin to match.
All in all I was happy with the results.
And as always we had a blast taking pictures with the kiddos.