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๐Ÿ’€ How a Designer Finds Beauty & Meaning in a Cosplay Mashup

๐Ÿ’€ How a Designer Finds Beauty & Meaning in a Cosplay Mashup

Writer Elisa Garcia’s 2021 compelling interview with cosplay designer Momo Naberrie touches upon many of the questions around how best to honor self-expression as well as tradition via the art of La Catrina. We revisit the story as this year’s Dia de Los Muertos approaches.  โ€“ Editor

HARLINGEN, TX โ€“ Based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Mexican cosplayer Momo Naberrie introduced her cosplay account on Instagram on Star Wars Day, May 4, 2020, wearing a Jedi outfit and carrying a blue lightsaber.

โ€œI was a little bit afraid to [share those costumes]. Because in my mind, people will have two reactions. People love it, or people hate it,โ€ Momo said. Exactly one year after launching her Instagram, Momoโ€™s presence has grown to 3,017 followers and counting. The cosplayer continues to create and share Star Wars-related content. One piece of content stands out against the rest: Momoโ€™s La Catrina Amidala costumes.

The La Catrina Amidala costumes are a combination of traditional Queen Amidala clothing from the Star Wars Prequels (Episodes I-III), paired with the striking and unique makeup of La Catrina, a symbol of Dia de Los Muertos of the tall female skeleton wearing a fancy hat with feathers.

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