It was the 58th Miss Universe Pageant, held at the beautiful Bahamas where twenty-one year old Miss Mexico 2008, Karla Carrillo wowed audiences with her National Costume. Juan Castaños, was the designer of this intricate costume composed of four elaborate pieces. Red pants with gold embroidery, two piece skirt, red jacket with gold embroidery and a gold corset. Completing the costume is the traditional sombrero and the two large gold bows that adorn her neck and hair. I was instantly mesmerized by the design.
I liked the design very much, but then I thought...there is only one day (or maybe two [Mexico's Independence Day]) I could get away with wearing it: Halloween!
It took me longer than expected to achieve my goal, but the wait was worth it. I wanted it to be well done and thanks to a friend...I found the perfect person to recreate Miss Carrillo's national costume.
I entered a contest Saturday night and took home 2nd place!
What do you think? Did you dress up for Halloween? Did you make your costume or did you buy it?
My inspiration: Charreria Mexicana
|Picture obtained from: http://www.missuniverse.com/members/profile/40996|