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This Selena + MAC Costume Wins Halloween

There is no arguing that 2016 has become the year of Selena. She has gotten a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, the Fiesta de la Flor festival enjoyed its second year, and Selena got her own makeup line at MAC. And, of course, Selena was one of the hottest Halloween costumes in 2016.

Selena fans celebrated Selena’s great year this year by dressing as the Tejano queen. From the purple jumper…

Como La Flor. ? Happy Halloween! A @_simonemorais_ custom made piece. #Halloween #SelenaCostume #SelenaQuintanilla

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Clearly iconic.

…to copying the outfit used for her newly released wax figure.

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Alright, girls. That’s what’s up.

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But one fan, Amanda Vazquez, went above and beyond and decided to become a tube of Selena + MAC lipstick.

“I have been a Selena fan all of my life. By the time I could talk, I was singing Selena songs [laughs],” Vazquez, who first saw Selena in concert in 1989 told mitú. “I was lucky enough to have seen her in concert a few times when I was younger in Texas.”

Vazquez told mitú that the idea for her genius Selena + MAC costume started as a joke.

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“My friend first brought up the idea as a joke and I thought it was funny and that was kind of it,” Vazquez told mitú. “Then I started thinking of it and I knew people would be dressed as Selena but I knew nobody would be dressed as the Selena + MAC line so I decided to make the costume.”

So, where does one go when they are dressed up as Selena + MAC makeup and in Los Angeles? To see Selena’s wax figure and the MAC makeup store, obvi.

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Overall, Vazquez said that people really enjoyed her her costume, especially in the MAC store.

Yayyyyy!!!!! #MACSELENA

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“There was one girl in the store who was a Selena fan,” Vazquez told mitú. “She thought the costume was so cool.”

Thats how you do it, y’all! Nice work, Amanda.

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Not only is the costume totally unique and incredible, Vazquez is happy that she was able to make a costume that was also work-appropriate.


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Chris Pérez and Joe Ojeda Have Mini Los Dinos Reunion With Empowering Corrido “Nuestra Tierra”

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Chris Pérez and Joe Ojeda Have Mini Los Dinos Reunion With Empowering Corrido “Nuestra Tierra”

Chris Pérez, the widower of Selena, is back with his first taste of new music in over a decade. The Mexican-American musician regroups with his old Los Dinos bandmate Joe Ojeda for the new single “Nuestra Tierra.” The song also features Victoria La Mala and Yorch.

“Nuestra Tierra” is a song that reflects on the Mexican immigrant experience.

Chris Pérez’s last musical project was with Kumbia All-Starz. They teamed up for the song “La Vida De Un Genio” in 2010. He returns to the music scene in “Nuestra Tierra.” The corrido reflects on the life of a Mexican immigrant moving to the US in search of the American Dream.

“I love this song because it truly reflects the times that we’re living in as immigrants in this country,” Victoria La Mala said in a statement. “We come here looking for a better life, but we sacrifice and leave so much behind. It was so incredible to have the opportunity to work with people that I’ve admired and looked up to for years like Chris and Joe. Yorch is also super talented and like me and so many people, moved to this country looking to follow our dreams and search for more opportunities.”

“Nuestra Tierra” is filled with Mexican talent like Victoria La Mala and Yorch.

Pérez played the guitar on the empowering “Nuestra Tierra” while Ojeda and Roberto “Bobbo” Gómez handled the production duties. Victoria La Mala and Yorch trade verses about the struggle Mexican immigrants face while trying to find a better life in the U.S.

“Bobbo, Joe, and myself came up with the chord structure, the arrangement basically,” Pérez said. “Jorge Eduardo [Yorch] and Victoria were doing their thing, scribbling away like crazy on their notepads. I wasn’t quite sure what they were coming up with but the second I heard them singing their part, well, it was like magic. And to be a part of something like that is a rarity these days, so I am truly proud of the song.”

The song also marks a reunion between two old Los Dinos bandmates.

“Nuestra Tierra” also marks a mini-reunion between two of Selena’s Los Dino band members, Chris Pérez and Ojeda. The two say this song was created “on the fly” during downtime in the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The song’s power and message moved us all,” Ojeda said. “This song really focuses on us, los Mexicanos, los Paisanos, especially La Raza that is still living ‘on the other side’ and simply wanting a better life for their families. And isn’t that what we all want? My hope for this song is that it resonates with a lot of people and that everyone understands its message.”

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

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A Mexican Artist Is Making Pancake Art That’s Too Beautiful To Eat

Social media is where people can show off just about anything they create. This includes art in any and all media, like pancake art. Claudia, the creator behind Nappan Pancake art, is the latest artist watching their art reach the masses.

Claudia, the artist behind Nappan Pancake art, got her start because of the pandemic.

The artist first started to play around with pancake art last spring break when the pandemic forced businesses and schools to close. Claudia wanted to get more creative with her kids’ breakfasts since they were now always at home.

“I started experimenting with making Pancake art,” Claudia recalls to mitú. “At first I only used the color of the natural dough and a little cocoa. At first, I just used the ketchup dispensers and little by little I learned.”

Claudia uses her pancake art to honor some truly iconic people.

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Responder a @detodoun_poco233 Cepillín ✨🥞✨ en nuestros ♥️ #parati #fy #HijosAdopTiktoks #adoptiktoks #viral #foryou @cepillintv #pancakeart ncakeart

♬ La Feria de Cepillin – Cepillín

Cepillín recently died and the loss was felt throughout the community. He made our lives joyous and fun with his music, especially his birthday song. Some of the creations are done for fans who request to see their faves turned into delicious pancake art.

The artist loves creating the edible works of art.

The journey of becoming a pancake artist has been a fun adventure for Claudia and her children. The more she has practiced, the more she has been able to do.

“Sometimes I scream with excitement and I go to all the members of my house to see it,” Claudia says about her successes. “Other times it’s just a feeling like “disappointment could be better” other times it just breaks or burns and then I just cry but it usually feels very satisfying.”

You can check out all of her creations on TikTok.

@nappancakes

Responder a @reyna100804santoyo siii🥞✨ díganle que me adopte 🥺 @ederbez #adoptiktoks #hijosadoptiktoks #parati #foryou #viral #fy #art #pancakeart

♬ Little Bitty Pretty One – Thurston Harris

With 350,000 followers and growing, it won’t be long until more people start to fully enjoy Claudia’s art. Her children can’t get enough of it and she is so excited to share it with the rest of the world.

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