The huge new theme for Halloween 2015 is Day of the Dead! The Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos has spread far and wide in recent years Day of the Deadand now Halloween will be overrun with sugar skulls!

What is Day of the Dead?

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican festival held to remember loved ones who have passed. Typically you will see an abundance of colourful flowers, highly decorated skull ornaments or sweets and plenty of candles on alters in homes. It is believed that on October 31st the gates of Heaven are opened so that the spirits of children may return to their families on 1st November and then the adults on the 2nd. Happy spirits are said to bring good luck and protection to their loved ones so a lot of time, money and effort is put into the celebrations each year.

As this festival spreads around the world more and more of its mystery and imagery become part of other more commonly know celebrations such as Halloween which occurs at the same time of year. This year with the upcoming release of James Bond ‘Spectre’ which shows a Day of the Dead celebration in the trailer, it is sure to be a popular theme!

Get The Look!

Here at Hollywood we’re keeping bang on trend with a huge range of stunning costumes for men and women. We also have a wide variety of accessories, masks and face painting kits to help you complete your look.

For the ladies we have beautiful dresses like this gorgeous Day of the Dead Bride costume complete with a flowing black dress, red satin and black lace accents and a pretty rose and lace veil. We also have sexy sugar skull cat suits that will have the spirits rising from their graves!

Men can transform into Senor Bones with this fantastic top and trousers complete with mock shirt and, of course, the sombrero hat all with fancy white detailing. Or Why not go all out in a full skull printed suit?! Tailored and fully lined, this costume comes with fitted jacket, trousers andf a matching tie too.

Finish your look off with one of our many Day of the Dead style masks from full face sugar skulls to delicate little rose adorned eye masks. If you’re feeling artistic, why not create your own design with one of our excellent face painting kits? We even have sets that come with stick on designs and gems for easy application.