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We Talked To The Genius Behind This Iconic Halloween Costume

Sydney Presley, a.k.a. @Wifiwifey91 on Twitter, is giving the Internet some serious costume envy. Not only do her costumes make Latinos say “Why didn’t I think of that?”, they are also beautifully crafted. Warning: you’re going to be very envious after seeing her costume genius.

You’ve probably seen this incredible costume all over the Internet recently.

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Sydney Presley was launched into Internet fame recently after a photo of her duros costume went viral. mitú caught up with Presley and talked to her about her impressive Halloween costume-making skills. First, you should know that the duros costume is her favorite creation yet.

“It was the sweatiest costume, but it was surprisingly easy to make and it made my friends laugh the hardest,” Presley said.

Sydney Presley has been rocking homemade costumes since she was a little girl.

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“My mom has made my costumes since I was born. However, I began having more of a hand in the creation process in high school, when she made all of my dresses for school dances,” Presley told mitú. “Once I went to college, I started taking on the projects myself. Maybe it was me just being an obnoxious dresser, but I always loved homemade things rather than store-bought.”

And when she got to college she decided to try to make her own costumes to take back her heritage on Halloween.

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CREDIT: @Wifiwifey91 / Twitter

“Halloween can be a really culturally insensitive time, with costumes that mock or appropriate people of color and the things that hold deep meaning to them,” Presley told mitú. “By dressing up like snacks and games that come from my culture, I felt like I was taking my culture back in a small way without trivializing cultural or religious celebrations. I’m celebrating who I am and where my family is from in the fun way that I connect to my culture, which is through my art and the food and games I grew up on.”

She is even branching out and making her furbaby his very own matching costume.

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CREDIT: @Wifiwifey91 / Twitter

O…M…Geee! How can you not fall in love with that little fun-size pack of Takis?

“Many of my costumes come from fond memories I have with her [abuela],” Presley told mitú. “My biggest wish is that she could see the reception I’ve gotten from my costumes. She’d probably do a silent sign of the cross as my abuelo always did when he didn’t understand my humor, but deep down she’d probably think it was cool.”

“I adopted Moz from the humane society last year, so the Takis costume was his first,” Presley told mitú. “He’s never actually eaten one so he’s a total Takis poseur.”

Obedience class has a costume contest tomorrow= my first venture into dog fashion

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Poseur or not, Moz — named after British rocker Morrissey — looks adorable af in his little costume.

Don’t be fooled. The Mexican-American Halloween costume icon has also created other looks that are just as incredible and instantly recognizable.

JFK and Jackie O on November 22

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She has even shown off her geeky side as a Sims character.

I fully intend on shaking my fists in the air and pissing on the floor at school all day. #laziestcostumeever

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G E N I U S !!

She has even dressed up as one of the moodiest cartoon characters of the ’90s.

Last minute costume #2: Daria

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Brillz! *looks up sewing tutorials on YouTube*

Sadly, we will have to wait until Halloween to see Presley’s newest creations, but we did get a clue.

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CREDIT: Warner Archive / GIPHY

“I never give away my costumes before Halloween,” Presley told mitú. “I’m going to be two things this year and they’re both edible. Despite the wide coverage of my costumes, I’m still working with the same budget so they’ll still be affordable and a little rough around the edges.”


READ: 15 Celia Cruz Costumes To Give You Some Fashion Inspo

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Halloween Horror Nights Canceled For The First Time In 30 Years Thanks To Covid

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Halloween Horror Nights Canceled For The First Time In 30 Years Thanks To Covid

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Halloween Horror Nights, a Universal Studios staple, is not happening this year and there is only one thing to blame: Covid. The virus, which is still spread wildly in the U.S., has forced so many things to be canceled. People are not happy with the decision.

For the first time in 30 years, Halloween Horror Nights is not happening.

Halloween Horror Nights is one of the biggest events of the year at Universal Studios in Florida and California. The sudden (and not surprising) cancelation is a devastating announcement for the fans of spooky culture.

Honestly, people are ready to throw their tantrums over this.

Florida and California, home to both Universal Studios, are dealing with major Covid outbreaks. California had an explosion of Covid cases that forced the state to reverse some of its rapid reopenings. Florida is another state dealing with a major Covid outbreak that has forced some places to reclose as Disney pushes forward with the reopening.

There’s a lot of pain out there right now.

It really is another blow in a very devastating year. So many people hoped that Halloween would still happen yet the patchwork response we’ve had against the virus isn’t helping. The loss of a Halloween tradition is just too painful right now but we will be alright.

All we can do now is wait “patiently” for Halloween 2021…

All it took was wearing masks and social distancing to avoid this yet, here we are. Remember to take care of yourself, your health, and your community. This means wearing masks and social distancing to protect each other.

READ: Republican Senator Blames Latino Community For Disproportionate COVID Case Numbers

Cardi B’s Recipe For Keeping Her Natural Hair Healthy Is Not Just Cheap It’s Tasty

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Cardi B’s Recipe For Keeping Her Natural Hair Healthy Is Not Just Cheap It’s Tasty

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If you’ve been a steadfast and religious follower of Cardi B’s social media accounts over the past few years, you know she’s come quite a long way. The Dominican rapper has grown quite a bit, not just in her eagerness to speak about political matters and social issues but with her transparency about how she keeps herself fit and beautiful as well.

But it’s not just Cardi B’s strive to be transparent that can bee seen growing on platforms like Instagram.

It”s her hair too.

In a recent post to her Instagram page the “Press” rapper shared that when it comes to her hair, she sticks to routines of old.

The rapper shared her experiences with keeping her and her daughter’s natural hair healthy by revealing all of the ingredients she uses in homemade hair masks. All of which are meant to keep hair nourished and moisturized. “This is a hair mask that I am doing for Kulture,” she shared with her Instagram stories while holding up a bowl of mashed avocados. “I just finished putting argan oil, and I’m gonna put mayonnaise, castor oil, and olive oil. I know it’s a lot of oil, but my baby’s hair needs to be really hydrated like mine.”

But the party mix didn’t stop there. Cardi B went on to add eggs and bananas to her mixture as well. Both ingredients are not only easily accessible at grocery stores, but they’re also staples for keeping hair nourished.

“This treatment is really good for curl patterns,” Cardi B explained “It’s just a good hair mask to help your hair grow. All the good things you put in your body, you put in your hair.” She topped off the posts by sharing a series of images with her natural hair and chica it’s beautiful!

In a post to her feed, Cardi B shared the final results of her mask.

“The end results of all that shit I put on my hair earlier,” she wrote. “It helps with hair growth A LOT.”

That’s right chicas, take note!