Here is a costume for two people. We thought it would be fun to use a baby for our model so we attached the “croissant” to a forward facing baby carrier. Here is Irene again to tell us about this costume:
“Oui oui! A croissant! The French (and many amazing places in SF) have perfected this buttery, flaky, and truly delicious pastry. I honestly think that the modern magician is actually a baker- it’s incredible how they’re able to turn water, milk, flour, yeast, sugar, and butter into a semi-divine experience. This costume is clearly inspired by all the croissant feels!”
Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead (November 1) is one of my favorite Mexican festivities. It’s a day to celebrate the lives of loved ones that have passed on. On this day, it is believed that those who have passed are able to come back and join their family in the celebration. So, we build them an altar to honor their journey and we decorate it with brightly colored papel picado, paper flowers, marigolds, and the person’s favorite foods, drinks, music and belongings. Sugar skulls are an important part of this tradition, as they are meant to be a representation of a loved ones’ life on earth. Each one is handmade and unique and they come in all different sizes. My mom used to buy them for all her kids and we would leave them up as decorations in our house for the entire month of November. Our team was inspired by these sugar skull candies to create this balloon backdrop – representing a life that was bright and colorful. We added the heart and flower details to help capture a beautiful and loving spirit.