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We Talked To The Genius Behind This Iconic Halloween Costume

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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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“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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Concha Skincare Products That Are Better than A Concha

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Concha Skincare Products That Are Better than A Concha

Conchas hold a special place in our hearts. That soft, sweet bread perfect with cafecito or just as a snack has become one of the Latinidad’s most beloved foods. However, it’s not just our love of eating this pan dulce that has launched it to popularity. Its recognizable shape, scent and flavor has made it the versatile subject of many accessories. Namely, it’s found its way into our favorite body care items. 

Whether it’s a sweet scented concha candle or some concha lip gloss, we love these items. Get ready to add a few of these to your own collection as you check out some of the best concha-themed body care products there are. 

1. Concha Bath Bomb

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Loquita Bath and Body is a California-based company that specializes in Latinx and 90’s nostalgia bath products. They’re the company that gave us the famous concha bath bomb. Their concha bath bomb comes in a variety of scents like a chocolate concha, a unicorn concha, a pink concha, and a zombia concha. Drop one of these in your tub and your bathroom will soon smell like the local panderia. 

2. Concha Bath Sponge

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Are you in the need for some exfoliation to get your skin to it’s very smoothest and softest? Use this concha bath sponge with your favorite body wash or bath butter and your skin will soon be as sweet as the pan dulce that inspired this product. 

3. Concha Body Oil

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If your looking for that final touch before you leave the house, this concha body oil is for you. Spray a fine mist onto your skin and hair and get ready to shimmer like the star you are. It also has the added benefit of a fresh-baked pan dulce scent. 

4. Concha Sugar Scrub

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Your skin should be as moisturized as a piece of tres leches. With Loquita’s Concha Sugar Scrub, it will achieve just that effect. You’ll be just as soft as the fresh and delicious concha that you’ll smell like. 

5. Self Conchas Pouch

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All these concha-inspired body care products need their own place of honor. Stay with the theme by choosing the Mitu Shop’s “Don’t Be Self Conchas” pouch. It’s perfect for toting all your concha-themed goodness wherever you may go. 

6. Concha Lips

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The iconic pink of a fresh-baked concha now makes for the perfect lip color. A luscious pink liquid lipstick, this concha-inspired formula is long-lasting and will leave your lips looking yummy.

7. Concha Bubble Bar

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Beaugrimebaby is another California-based bath and beauty company. They have their own take on concha body care with their concha bubble bar. Available in five scents Cafe con Leche, Agua De Coco, Minty Pan, Rosa Salvaje, and Strawberry the bars bubble up into an incredibly fragrant bubble bath cocktail.

8. Pan Dulce Headband

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Before you enjoy some much needed TLC, you gotta get yourself ready. Keep your hair away from your face with this pan dulce printed headband and get ready for a facial, sugar scrub, face mask or whatever pampering you’re into.

9. Stay Golden Heart Concha Soap

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EmviBeauty is a Latina-owned bath, beauty and skincare brand from Etsy. Their “Stay Golden Heart Concha Soap” is cruelty-free and vegan. The heart-shaped bar is a blend of fresh almonds, oatmeal, honey, caramelized brown sugar, ripe fig and a touch of musk. 

10. Concha Compact Mirror

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LizasBoutique is an LA-based Etsy shop that creates unique Latinx-themed jewelry and accessories. Their concha-inspired hand mirror is an adorable and useful addition to your makeup bag.  

11. Concha Candle

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Oh Comadre is a Latina-owned California candle shop. Each scent is lovingly crafted to inspire nostalgia. Their concha candle will make you feel like you just stepped into a cozy bakery. Light this before you use a concha bath bomb or body butter for a super sweet combo.  

12. Chocolate Concha Lip Balm

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If you want that concha taste and concha softness, try Loquita’s Chocolate or Vanilla concha lip balms. Nix your petroleum-based lip balms and try this beeswax, sweet almond oil, cocoa butter and castor oil formula for the ultimate in softness. 

13. Concha Lip Scrub

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Get your lips kiss-ready with a concha-flavored lip scrub. The brown sugar crystals will exfoliate your lips and get your pout ready for whatever the day might bring. 

14. Concha Whipped Soap

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Whipped soap offers moisturizer and a gorgeous scent in a product as luxurious as your skin regiment should be. Use your concha-themed body sponge with this whipped soap in the shower and you’ll come out positively smooth and glowing. 

Cult Fans Of ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Are About To Get The Disney Dream With This New Halloween Gift

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Cult Fans Of ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Are About To Get The Disney Dream With This New Halloween Gift

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Let the spooky season begin!

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