Day of The Dead decorations has moved outside of the Latino community and is now a mainstream event. Here are six ways to use a mannequin or dress form for your displays. We sell new and used dress forms at Mannequin Madness. 

1 This one is sure to attract attention


2 We love these skulls sitting on the necks dress forms. We are not sure why bridal gowns are so popular for Day of the Dead – perhaps it was once a tradition to bury people in their bridal attire.


Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Meso-American holiday dedicated to the ancestors. Rather than mourning death as purely tragedy and loss, Dia de los Muertos honors both death and the cycle of life. The celebration acknowledges that we still have a relationship with our loved ones whom have passed away.

Here is another variation of that theme.

3  This window display from florist Nancy Krause in Chicago is a wonderful example of  window display at a retail establishment to celebrating Day of the Dead and tie it in with the products they are selling. 


4  On Etsy, many artists decorate a mannequin head in Day of the Dead style. These make great table decorations or to put on an altar. We have a wide variety of new and used mannequin heads for sale at so you can create your own version.




5  Painting a skeleton face on a mannequin is a lot easier than acquiring a real skeleton.


6  We love this altar that an artist created using a mannequin torso. 

For more Day of the Dead display ideas visit this Pinterest board.


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