A New "Day Of The Dead Barbie" Is Coming

A New "Day Of The Dead Barbie" Is Coming

By: Patricia Cordero -

This time, Barbie "Dia de Muertos" looks like a beautiful sugar skull, and we can't wait to add it to our collection.

You might remember last year's special edition Barbie that celebrated Day of the Dead, and it was such a success all over the world that they have a new version coming up. 

The Barbie "Día de Muertos" 2020 Doll looks like a beautiful sugar skull, rocking full Catrina make-up again, but this time in a white dress. The lace dress is embellished with tiny pearl details, and the frock opens to reveal a second layer of embroidered floral and skeleton designs. 

The dress and the whole look, again, are a reference to the traditional character of the Catrina, created by Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, who wanted to criticize the upper class and their preference for European culture during the early 20th century, when Mexico was going through the Revolution and millions of people were living in poverty. 

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The doll wears a braided updo with colorful flowers, such as roses and marigolds held by skeleton hands, that remind us of the traditional hairstyle worn by Frida Kahlo. The doll also wears golden heels that match the big yellow earrings, as a reference to the traditional Tehuana dress from the southern part of Mexico. 

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This year's design was by Mexican American designer Javier Meabe, who drew inspiration from his personal background and family history. 

Day of the Dead is one of the most important celebrations in Mexico, even recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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barbie dia de muertos day of the dead 2020 The doll will be available on Mattel's website, and also in other retailers for $75 USD.