Win a Sugar Skull Photoshoot on Halloween!
We later discovered that the area we had moved into was very Christian and thought it was some sort of devil worshiping of party....Lets just say it took a little while for Sam to find his feet in making friends there.
All of our friends who knew we were not devil worshipers did come as well as TV3 to film the whole thing showing how Dios de los Muertos is actually a very spiritual party, we had our alter and our friends and family brought images of their loved ones who had died and gifts for them...their favourite chocolates, a pack of smokes you name it.
The kids were entertained with my American side Halloween antics and my ghoulishly decorated garage, bobbing for apples and witches brew punch and drinks. It was a messy blending of cultures and it still intrigues me that the origins of Halloween and Dios de Los Muertos stem from the perception that at this particular time of the year October 31st for the Celts and 1 November for the Latinos was a window between our world and the world of spirits was thinner....Intriguing really.
When I was in the states last year I came across a photography book by a group called 666 Photography and I fell in love with their Dios De Los Muertos photography and wanted to have a chance to do something as exquisite.
Amandine has been working on some designs for sugar skull painting and we wanted to find some ladies that would like to win the opportunity to have a mini art session with us. You will need to own a corset for this then you need to do the following:
How to Win
Email your name, any photo you have of yourself and a compelling reason why you should win to firstname.lastname@example.org . We will post all of the entries into a Facebook gallery and the one that gets the most "likes" by the 29th of October will win the shoot. The two winning ladies will need to be available ideally during the day for 3 hours on Halloween for the makeup and photoshoot. We will then be posting the results on our blog on Dios de Los Muertos. Looking forward to seeing you! We are gonna have a blast!