Costumes at the Plaza

Colorful ethnic costumes fascinate me; I’m drawn to them. That’s not surprising, considering I spent a decade designing and making custom Irish Dance costumes for girls all over the US and Canada. I guess you could say I have a personal connection!

The costumes in the gallery below were worn during the recent Dia de Los Meurtos (Day of the Dead) celebration at Olvera Street Plaza, in downtown Los Angeles. The kids were so excited to be wearing their beautiful costumes, having their faces painted, being showcased on center stage, entertaining the audience with dance steps they’d been practicing for weeks. Their joy was contagious, overflowing to a total party atmosphere.

The couple wearing matching chili pepper costumes while walking through Olvera Street… now they really caught my eye! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

Costumes of Olvera Street

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2 Comments on “Costumes at the Plaza”

  1. Nov 16, 2013 at 4:12 am #

    Beautiful shots! I have always loved colorful costumes, too. Like many girls growing up in the 70s I had a collection of Madame Alexander dolls representing different countries around the world. They wore the most beautiful ethnic costumes, and I think they are what created this deep desire I have to explore the world. I wanted to see all the places where those beautiful clothes came from!

    • Nov 16, 2013 at 9:12 am #

      Thanks! I remember those dolls, too, and it surely makes sense as motivation for travels. I was fortunate to do lots of traveling some years back, as well. Maybe more in the future, hopefully 🙂 Thanks so much for your comment! ~SueBee

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