Welcome to a new age, machismo! And guess what? Our woke dads and moms are not inviting you to the banquet.
Just a few years ago, our brothers, primos, and tíos might have been chided for even floating the idea of wearing something like a dress or playing with a doll. Today parents are allowing their kids to express themselves in whatever blatant or innocent ways they choose.
Twitter user @_abbybeltran and her husband are allowing their son Jayce to buck all things machismo and recently shared an example of their decision to let him do so with friends.
In a post to her Twitter account, the user shared a video of her son from months ago dressed as one of his favorite TV characters: Tina Belcher.
The “Bob’s Burgers” character has become a favorite amongst TV watchers and her son Jayce. In the video, the user’s son can be seen wearing, a wig, bow, and a skirt to model his favorite character. When asked to look at the camera he seems to proudly strike classic Tina poses.
In a follow-up comment about the costume, the user wrote “I’m just a proud mom who decided to repost my son’s Halloween costume. His dad & I appreciate all the love we’ve been receiving. We are proud to be this thanos, Mario, bobs burgers & paw patrol loving boys parents. Love & kindness always outweighs the negative.”
Users on Twitter were quick to praise Jayce and his parents for the costume.
Basically everyone loved this little guy for picking this epic costume!
And other guys started sharing pics of themselves dressed as the character.
The Tina Belcher obsession never ends!
Literally, there’s a men as Tina movement!
And I am here for the cuteness.
Honestly I wouldn’t hate it if this was the summer outfit of 2019.
But for real. Could this look abolish machismo? I think yes.
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As Fall begins to slowly cool the weather outside, we begin to think about the spooky season and all the things that come with it. It isn’t just Halloween that we’re looking forward to. We also have Día de Los Muertos to anticipate.
Observed by the people of central and south Mexico, The Day of the Dead is a celebration of ancestors and life on the other side of death. It has also become a holiday that has fed into our collective pop culture with images of its sugar skulls, marigolds and monarch butterflies. These images have worked their way into artwork and have especially become popular subjects of tattoos.
With that in mind, we found some breathtaking Día de Los Muertos tattoos. Maybe they’ll inspire you to get some Day of the Dead ink as well.
1. This watercolor beauty.
Instagram / @piotr.balcerak.tattoo
What makes this sketchy and bold tattoo brilliant is its watercolor style. Mimicking the freedom and flow that watercolor paintings have, watercolor tattoos venture outside line art to bleed color into the canvass. This intricate skull is a great example of this tattoo style.
2. The OG skeleton prince.
Instagram / @somozaart
One of the most recognizable skull daddies gets a Día de Los Muertos makeover in this black and white tattoo. Jack Skeleton looks like a natural all decked out with common designs typically seen on sugar skulls. The skeleton might be the Pumpkin King but he looks like the King of the Dead in this tattoo.
3. *Mariachi music intensifies.*
Instagram / @yamambatattooshop
What’s more Mexican than authentic mariachi music? A mariachi skull musician. Dressed as a traditional mariachi, this skull comes complete with a sombrero and a guitar. We can just imagine him yelling a grito as he begins his next song.
4. Hummingbird of the dead.
Instagram / @carinathebarber
This tattoo captures the delicacy of one of Mexico’s most lovely creatures. This hummingbird takes flight on colorful wings and its boldly displayed skeleton against a Mayan background.
5. Dia de Los Meowtos
Instagram / @necromandi
Commemorating these cute little toe beans, this tattoo features a small calavera and a Mexican cempasúchil blossom. The Mexican cempasúchil — or marigold — is used on ofrendas and graves to honor departed ancestors.
6. Skeleton queen.
Instagram / @luckybirdtattoo
Besides calaveras, Día de Los Muertos tats often feature female sugar skulls. This one, for example, shows a skeleton beauty adorned with a crown of skulls, bones and marigold petals.
7. A Mexican-American beauty.
This sugar skull girl combines two cultures into one to show off a love of both countries. With roses in her hair that are colored to represent the Mexican and United States flags, this tattoo embodies its wearer’s Mexican-American identity.
8. This macabre mandala.
Instagram / @shane.ryan.ink
Mandalas are a common element in tattoos. It’s a geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism. This mandala got a Day of the Dead upgrade with the addition of identical calaveras.
9. An undead Disney princess.
Instagram / @aevrard_
The guaranteed way to make a beloved figure even better is to give them the Día de las Muertos treatment. In this tattoo, Disney beauty Belle becomes a sugar skull girl and is adorned with a crown of flowers.
10. A sacred heart/skeleton combo.
Instagram / @richardpevahouse
The sacred heart is another identifiable subject in tattoos and is meant to symbolize the heart of Christ. This Day of the Dead calavera sports his own sacred heart, positively bursting from his chest in this dynamic piece.
11. Decked out in roses and jewels.
Instagram / @ink848
This tattoo takes a harsh subject matter — a skull — and makes it delicate and beautiful with the addition of jewelry and roses. The light gray shading gives it an even softer look.
12. A Day of the Dead matruschka
Instagram / @dappertattoo
Here’s another collab between cultures with a Día de los Muertos matruschka. The Russian nesting doll is painted as an adorable sugar skull in a truly unique piece of artwork.
13. Dia de Spidey.
Instagram / @gonzoetattoos
We might see this web slinger paroling the streets of Mexico City. Spider Man looks like a regular sugar skull with a few added decorations to his mask.
14. *A wild Cubone appeared!*
Instagram / @missmarilyn_tattoos
Since this Pokémon already comes with his own skull helmet, it seems only naturally for it to be decorated for Day of the Dead. This tattoo is extremely creative and is definitely an unforgettable bit of art.
15. A stylized Catrina.
Instagram / @peco_wolftown
La Calavera Catrina has become an icon of the Day of the Dead since she was first etched by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada back in 1910. This tattoo offers Catrina a modern makeover. Her blank stare is positively eerie and give us major creepy vibes.
With the school season back into full swing, summer is almost officially over. It’s time to focus on the next big event on our calendars: Halloween. We’re talking ghosts and ghouls, candy and costumes and all that is creepy and kooky. It really is one of the most fun times of the year and the unofficial start of the Fall/Winter holiday season. Halloween is a party in its own right but one of the biggest names in entertainment is looking to add to the holiday’s mischievous mayhem.
This year, Disneyland is hosting its new Oogie Boogie Bash — a Halloween party inspired by Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
According to Disneyland’s website, the event will be available for a limited time on select nights in September to October 2019 at Disney California Adventure park.
Twitter / @DisneyParks
The event is only at the Cali location and takes the place of the park’s previous Mickey’s Halloween Party. The Oogie Boogie Bash is described as a family-friendly, after-hours costume party that is complete with appearances from select Disney villains. Oogie Boogie himself will be there to act as the “monster of scare-e-monies” for the party.
Guests will be able to trick-or-treat and watch a villainous parade spook its way through the park. There will also be immersive Treat Trails where guests can collect treasures as they enjoy music, themed decor and the appearance of a villain or two. If you are looking to oogie boogie on down, you can join the DescenDance party and dance along to your favorite Disney’s “Descendants” songs. There will also be Halloween themed meet and greets with Mickey, Goofy, and all your favorite Disney pals.
The world of Disney California Adventure Park is also getting a spooky overhaul to meet the party’s scary theme.
Twitter / @SLCCreations
The park’s Carthay Circle’s Bell Tower will be getting a batty makeover just for this event. Clouds of bats will coil around the tower and transform the building into a landmark perfectly fit for the new Halloween Town. Disney California Adventure park will also see its Redwood Creek Challenge Trail transformed for the Oogie Boogie Bash. The interactive Cliff Hanger Traverse Rock Climb and complete play yard will be bathed in spooky lights, sound, and effects to give the attraction a totally haunted feel.
There will also be a major nightly event at the park’s Paradise Bay.
Twitter / @DisneyD23
The park’s nightly World of Color event will get an exclusive villain-themed upgrade. Entitled “Villainous!” the Oogie Boogie Bash exclusive will feature lights, lasers, and special effects galore along with appearances by the scariest villains the House of Mouse has created. The show is all new and promises to be a magical sight for guests of all ages.
According to the Disney Parks Blog, you’ll also be able to take the Oogie Boogie fun home with you thanks to their exclusive souvenirs.
Twitter / @inspiredmouse
The park will offer limited Oogie Boogie Bash apparel for both adults and children including tee shirts, long-sleeved shirts, pullovers and hoodies. There’s also a specially designed Mouse Ear headband to fit the eerie theme of the party. Four limited-edition pins and a light up Oogie Boogie shaped sipper cup is also among the merchandise you can collect.
Don’t forget about the party’s food! Is your stomach feeling a bit haunted by hunger? Fill it with these cool treats. Be sure to grab the new Oogie Boogie-inspired sweet funnel cake fries or the party’s refreshing concoction with glowing cubes. It’s so eerie that it seems to have been made in a science laboratory.
Of course, Twitter is as excited about this event as we are.
Twitter / @chibipina
The Oogie Boogie Bash starts in a little over a month and we are counting down the days until we can join all the spooky magical fun. We totally feel the energy of this GIF because we are feeling amped up.
All this spooky talk has us ready to get our Halloween on.
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California Adventure’s Oogie Boogie Bash begins on September 17th and will be held for 20 nights throughout September and October. Tickets for the exclusive event are currently on sale and will cost you between $110 and $145, depending on what day you decide to attend. FYI, Tickets to the Oogie Boogie Bash are a separate purchase from the normal admission ticket.
Guests can enter the park three hours before the party begins. On October 29th and October 31st, the celebration extends an extra hour because the party will surely be packed. To purchase your tickets, visit the Disneyland website or call 714-781-4636.