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We Scavenged Instagram For The Cutest DIY Halloween Costumes For Your Little Concha

When it comes to getting dressed, we all know that Latinos do it best. When it comes to Halloween this truth gets even scarier. Still, there’s no denying our desire to keep our little ones sweet and savory. This year for the coming Halloween season we’ve come to deliver, yet another, bomb list of costume ideas for you to wear for your nights of spook with your babies. 

From the sweetest looking concha costumes to the greenest avocados, here’s a list of all of the costume ideas to get crafty with before October 31st!

Your elote dreamboy.

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Everyone loves the local elote man and if there’s one costume you’ll have fun with / be praised with for being creative it’s this costume.What you need: For this, you’ll want to get your little one a crate and whole bunch of snacks you’d find on your elote man’s pushcart! Be sure to pair with a nicely sized hat and be sure to remind your little guy to smile, smile smile. After all, it’s the smile that keeps everyone coming back. Bonus points: have your kid pass out actual elotes!

The snuggliest avocado you will ever want to eat.

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Whether you’re a millennial or just an Abuela’s girl who loves her some aguacate, you’ll love this Halloween favorite for your newborn.

What you need: No big sewing tools necessary! For this costume reach into your closet for your oldest green sweater or head down to Goodwill or Target. If your baby is small enough just cut off the hood, bundle your infant up and pull those strings nice and snug tight!

Avocado you forever baby.

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Never fear! We’ve also got a perfect avocado costume for the chica whose baby has outgrown the hoodie trick! What you need: For this crafty costume be prepared to break out the real DIY craft. You’ll need paint, scissors, a thick string material (we recommend yarn!) and whatever kind of firm and longlasting paper material you can get your hands on! Cut out an avocado shape and then use a boxcutter to carve out a nice sized hole for baby’s belly. Paint up the rest! 

Sweetcheeks concha costume! 

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Get those sweet checks the love and costume they deserve this year. To do the sweetness of your baby justice, dress her up in your favorite color elote. Pro tip: this costume is PERFECT for twins!

What you need: A cream-colored pajama set for your little one,  colorful construction paper, scissors, tape or glue and a concha to model.

Start your kids early on their Selena love!

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What you need: For a scrappy version of this iconic Selena look, you’ll want to go for a purple sequin fabric to crisscross the top. Go for purple bottoms and either give your little one big hair OR part it down the middle and slick it back! DO pair this outfit with a pair of cowboy boots and size appropriate hoops if you have them on hand.

The young Frida Kahlo

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You’ve got a burgeoning feminist on your hands and what better way to teach them about smashing glass ceilings then dressing them up as the icon of all eras?

What you need: Flowers, headband, hot glue, brow pencil.

A costume fit for a songstress queen for your little afro-latina reina.

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Use Halloween as a lesson on Afro-Latinidad and the musical icon of all time, by dressing up your baby as the ultimate songstress.

What you need: colorful hair wrap, colorful baby wig, (the smarts not to do blackface)

The cotton candy baby of your dreams.

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Sometimes you find this one on the elote cart, sometimes you don’t but this costume will no doubt, make your friends say “awww!” For the DIY Mom take caution: this costume will almost certainly get your sweet tooth going.

What you need: Whitetop, Pink pom-poms, tape.

A Coquí for your Boribaby.

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No way better to show your love for the Boris in your life right now than to dress up as their ultimate fave character. Teach your baby Bori about PR pride by suiting them as coqui this Halloween.

What you need: Green pajama pants and top. Green gloves, white, green and felt to cut out for eyes, hot glue

The sweetest little calabaza you’ve ever seen.

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Every year they try to tell us that a Halloween pumpkin makes for a trite costume, but we say the calabaza suite is PRICELESS. For your little baby who will stand the test of time when it comes to the love in your heart, 100% go for this costume that will certainly have you upping your DIY game.

What you need: orange uni, black, and green felt, scissors, glitter ribbon, hot glue

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There’s A ‘Haunted Drive-Thru’ Experience Coming To Save Halloween And It Looks Terrifying

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There’s A ‘Haunted Drive-Thru’ Experience Coming To Save Halloween And It Looks Terrifying

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I don’t care if it’s barely August. It’s never too soon to start talking about Halloween.

The year 2020 has already taken so much from us, I won’t let it take Halloween too. And thanks to come very creative, socially-distanced supporting Halloween fans, it looks like we won’t have to say goodbye to the best holiday of the year after all.

Orlando is getting a drive-thru haunted experience and I really want to go.

If you were worried that COVID-19 would spell the end of haunted attractions in 2020, you’d best buckle up. The brave and the squeamish alike are invited to travel The Haunted Road this fall, a drive-thru Halloween experience in Central Florida that offers a socially distant alternative to the traditional haunted house.

The Haunted Road promises a fully immersive horror experience replete with monsters and gore galore — which should ring like music to your ears if going to haunts is your Halloween tradition of choice. The difference here is that you’ll experience the world of nightmarish scenery and gruesome creatures entirely from the comfort of your vehicle. So, kind of like a haunted hayride, but Coronavirus safe.

At the heart of the experience is an original take on the story of Rapunzel. On The Haunted Road, Rapunzel “journeys into a world of disarray, faces bloodcurdling creatures — and hundreds of shocking scares.” There will also be a more family-friendly daytime version of the event on weekdays.

OK, a huge thank you to whomever thought up this genius idea.

The idea for The Haunted Road was borne from the idea of creating an original haunted attraction that adheres to safe social distancing measures.

Most haunted attractions place visitors into smaller spaces and encourage performers to get up close and personal to secure the scare. But with the coronavirus pandemic raging on, that in-your-face approach is largely unfeasible and could lead most haunts to remain closed for the 2020 season. And that’s where The Haunted Road comes riding in like a headless horseman poised to save Halloween.

“With the arts and entertainment industry at a standstill, and an increasing need to find new, safe outdoor entertainment, we knew it was the perfect time to develop a unique Halloween experience so everyone can enjoy a dose of horror this upcoming Halloween season, from the comfort of their car,” said Jessica Mariko, executive producer and creative principal, The Haunted Road.

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A Recently Shared Letter From Frida Kahlo To Diego Rivera Details Her Struggle The Day Before Having Her Leg Amputated And It Will Break Your Heart

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A Recently Shared Letter From Frida Kahlo To Diego Rivera Details Her Struggle The Day Before Having Her Leg Amputated And It Will Break Your Heart

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have been known for having one of the art world’s most notoriously turbulent marriages. Both artists were guilty of having multiple affairs and straying away from their marriage, breaking up and getting back together only to become one again. Yet, despite their hard times, the Mexican artists had a bond that transcended the ages and one that has stirred countless discussions about their passion and love.

In a series of love letters from Kahlo to Rivera published in The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait readers are given insight into both the anguish and longing that was woven into their marriage.

One letter, recently shared by the Instagram page @historycoolkids, shows a momentary rift in their marriage when Kahlo was preparing to have her leg amputated.

Written in 1953, the letter for Rivera was written while Kahlo was in the hospital.

It reads:

⁣”I’m writing this letter from a hospital room before I am admitted into the operating theatre. They want me to hurry, but I am determined to finish writing first, as I don’t want to leave anything unfinished. Especially now that I know what they are up to. They want to hurt my pride by cutting a leg off. When they told me it would be necessary to amputate, the news didn’t affect me the way everybody expected. No, I was already a maimed woman when I lost you, again, for the umpteenth time maybe, and still I survived.⁣

I am not afraid of pain and you know it. It is almost inherent to my being, although I confess that I suffered, and a great deal, when you cheated on me, every time you did it, not just with my sister but with so many other women. How did they let themselves be fooled by you?

Let’s not fool ourselves, Diego, I gave you everything that is humanly possible to offer and we both know that. But still, how the hell do you manage to seduce so many women when you’re such an ugly son of a bitch?

The reason why I’m writing is not to accuse you of anything more than we’ve already accused each other of in this and however many more bloody lives. It’s because I’m having a leg cut off (damned thing, it got what it wanted in the end). I told you I’ve counted myself as incomplete for a long time, but why the fuck does everybody else need to know about it too? Now my fragmentation will be obvious for everyone to see, for you to see… That’s why I’m telling you before you hear it on the grapevine. I’m writing to let you know I’m releasing you, I’m amputating you. Be happy and never seek me again. I don’t want to hear from you, I don’t want you to hear from me. If there is anything I’d enjoy before I die, it’d be not having to see your fucking horrible bastard face wandering around my garden.⁣

That is all, I can now go to be chopped up in peace.⁣

Good bye from somebody who is crazy and vehemently in love with you,⁣

Your Frida”

Despite the letter, Kahlo didn’t “amputate” Rivera out of her life completely.

In fact, in her last days, Kahlo lived with Rivera and even made a public appearance with him in a demonstration against the CIA invasion of Guatemala. After her death, Rivera stated that her loss was “the most tragic day of my life.” Three years after his death, Riva requested to have his ashes mixed with Kahlo’s (this despite the fact that he married again after her death). Instead, the Mexican government opted to inter his remains in Mexico City’s famous Rotunda of Illustrious Men.

The message from Kahlo is being celebrated by her fans on Instagram as the “best letter in history.”

Fans of Kahlo called her letter “badass” and the greatest they’d ever read. “She was such a talent and such a twisted soul,” one user wrote in the post’s comment sections.

That part where she wonders why Diego was able to be such a womanizer despite being an “ugly son of a bitch” does pretty much make her badass.

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