Sitting Bull And General Custer Costumes

Native American Woman Look

Well, these are the costumes that my boyfriend and I decided to wear this year. We both felt that this was a great idea considering our looks since I am Mayan descended, and besides, we both love American history. I was so lucky to find a vintage (1970's) leather handmade dress and vintage Minnetonkas from the same era. Everything was handmade or vintage in my outfit. Pictures were taken by my older son, whom I think did a great job. Just for reference, last year I dressed up like Charlie Chaplin and he as Elvis Presley. We also dressed for another party as The bandida and The Sheriff.
I hope you guys have a great weekend and enjoy the Halloween celebrations and like this post in Bloglovin if you enjoyed this post. We're heading off for some good fun in downtown, check for party pictures in our Instagram if you like.

Estos son los disfraces que mi novio y yo decidimos ponernos este año. A los dos nos encanta la Historia Americana y por eso nos decidimos disfrazarnos como unos famosos protagonizadores de un pedazo de historia en este país (Si no estas familiarizado con ella, puedes leer un poco aqui). El disfraz de india fue muy fácil para mi representar considerando que so soy descendiente de los Mayas.
Tuve la suerte de encontrarme un vestido de cuero de búfalo hecho a mano en los 70's y también encontré unos botines Minnetonkas hechos en la misma era que el vestido. Casi todos los atuendos de mi disfraz fueron hechos a mano o antiguos. El año pasado les compartí dos de nuestros disfraces el cual fue el de Charlie Chaplin y el se vistió de Elvis Presley. Para ir a otra fiesta también nos vestimos de Bandida y Sheriff.
Espero que pasen un fin de semana fantastico y si les gustó esta entrada danos un "like" en Bloglovin.
Detalles de la fiesta estarán en mi Instagram si les da la curiosidad de verlas.

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22 comments

  1. Anonymous11:17 PM

    This is cultural appropriation and not ok. Please rethink your choices next time.

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  2. I find nothing disrespectful in your costume, but am instead reminded of those who were here first.

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    1. Thanks Lorna for your comment! It was actually so interesting to be able to have American history conversations with the people at The Millennium Center. We were impressed about how many people knew by heart this particular story of General Custer and Sitting Bull. Everyone loved it and we even won a first place :-)

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    2. Anonymous12:42 PM

      Please read up on this and see why this is not ok. It is similar to those who have been in the news wearing blackface for Halloween. Appropriating parts of someone else's culture for fun and prizes is wrong. http://opineseason.com/2013/10/14/on-reframing-the-debate-around-racist-halloween-costumes/

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    3. Thanks for the link...I found the comments of that post the most interesting part :-) thanks for visiting my blog and your comment is always appreciated.

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  3. Anonymous12:45 AM

    I found your website through Photobucket tweet and I'm speechless about these costumes. They are simply AMAZING. The details on the leather kaftan are incredible and Custer's boots are in my wish list...

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to visit. I am glad you like them.

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  4. I find your costumes incredible, everything well thought and done up to small details. Well done a thousand time and both you and your boyfriend definitely deserve this winning!

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    1. Thanks beautiful!!! He and I had a wonderful time and we really didn't expect to win, but it was a nice surprise.

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  5. Incredible Costumes, well done. Quite a nice conversation starter especially with people who are into history.

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  6. Awesome costume, great job!

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  7. Anonymous9:30 AM

    OMG!! His arrows through his body are so cool.

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  8. Wow such an elaborate costume. Love it!
    xx,
    The Marcy Stop

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  9. Ok wow now this is what I call a costume! amazing.

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com

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  10. OMG this is stunning!! Looks so authentic...and gorgeous photos :)

    Veloria in Velvet
    www.veloriainvelvet.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Veloria!! My older son did outstanding with pictures.

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  11. Hi Carelia, it was so great to meet you and "General Custer" on Saturday. And I'm officially addicted to your blog now. Ha. You have great style, and the photography is gorgeous. Take care. And congratulations on your win!!! You guys were so deserving.

    Love,
    Sara (aka "Sharknado") :-)

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    1. Hi Sara, It was so nice to meet you!!! We really loved your costume and your friend's. I am glad you stopped by my blog and I'm very glad you liked it. Stay in touch Sharknado :-)

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  12. How long did it take you to do that face paint????

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    1. About 30 minutes :-) and it came off fast since I used my Clarisonic brush to remove.

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  13. Guau!!!!! vaya puesta en escena.
    me han encantado vuestros disfraces!!!!
    un beso

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    1. Muchas gracias, bella! Me alegra que te encanten.

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