The Art of Darkness

Las Muertas

April 30th, 2015 by Cobwebs

SpringWow. Wowwowwow.

Last October, photographer Tim Tadder was inspired by artist Krisztianna’s Dia de los Muertos sculptures and decided to do a photo series of the four seasons represented by calaveras. Krisztianna painted the models’ faces and created their headdresses, and stylist Julia Reeser did their costumes. The setting for the shoot was “a stormy day over the recently wild fire scorched earth. The combination of color, destruction and foreboding storm makes a truly surreal tribute to the traditions of the Dia De Los Muertos holiday.”

The result was Las Muertas, and they are just stunningly beautiful. They’re also a phenomenal cosplay resource; although they look really intricate, similar could be assembled from carefully-chosen thrift store finds and silk flowers. I think it’s the combination of colors that make these so striking; the clothing and face paint beautifully match the seasons they represent.

It’d be fun to do a group cosplay with all of the seasons, or choose a favorite season–I vote for autumn–and make a matching couples costume.

(via Laughing Squid)

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