ARTMEXICO's Papel Picado Costume Picks

Whether Halloween or Day of the Dead is more your vibe this year, we’re totally there with you. We love the change in seasons (and we miss them terribly here in Mexico), the spookiness, the trick or treating, the family time and of course, the festivities! 

In fact, we don’t know about you, but all year long we’ve been waiting for this moment to come. And all year long we’ve been getting super inspired by some really creative uses of papel picado in costumes and dresses all over the world! 

Here are some of our favourites. And don't forget, if you want to create your own fun costume design, we have some options here that are not to be missed.


@yayoibowery is a mind-blowing, craft queen from Mexico City. It looks like Yayoi took part in some World Pride 2019 fun in this incredible princess look featuring bright fabrics cut to mimic papel picado and a matching purple papel picado crown! 


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Mexico City's @arannv and her partner made this adorable papel picado matchng couples costume and we couldn't be more into it! When they link hands they form a chain and it looks like the papel picado is hanging. How cute! Extra points from us for matching.

 Dia de los Muertos

These lovely dancers were captured by Carlos Tischler at the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City. They combined fiber and plastic Dia de los Muertos themed papel picado with traditional masks to make these outfits that are just perfect for twirling in. 


 We've already shouted this designer out on our Instagram, but @marissamademe has been hard at work creating several amazing papel picado quinceñera-inspired looks this year. We're particularly big fans of how she uses delicate and traditional papel picado, too! Check out more of her work on her site.

This Disneyland aficionado creates many incredible and colorful outfits, but we're particularly fond of her gorgeous papel picado hoop skirt. She made sure to take a shot in front of the memorabilia from everyone's favourite Mexican animation, Coco.






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