Dia de los Muertos Skull - This decorative pumpkin skull captures the festive spirit of Dia de los Muertos in memory of the dead. - At its origin, this is the same day as America's Halloween, but commercialism (which has its origins in Protestant capitalism) has eliminated - or altered perhaps - the spiritual essence of the holiday.
The tradition of pumpkin carving began not with carving pumpkins, but carving potatoes, turnips, and beets. The Irish would carve faces into these in the hope of warding away evil spirits that roamed the land on Samhain. This idea came from the story of Jack of the Lantern (Stingy Jack). When the Irish came to America, they used pumpkins, which were native and much easier to carve.
Beautifully rendered totem mask. While very common in Central America with tropical animal themes, cold climate totem masks are unusual. http://www.etsy.com/listing/105991461/wolf-mask-any-color?ref=pr_shop
22. In that last year Nathan and i got a wonderful chance to go to Comic-Con. It was SO COOL!! We dresses up as Peggy Carter and Steve Rogers(Captain America) from Captain America because i am a total nerd for Marvel Comics and so is Nate. Captain America is my absolute favorite!