Ken Joins Barbie In This Year's 'Day Of The Day' Celebrations!

Ken is joining the 3rd edition of Barbie's 'Day of the Dead' collection. Both pay tribute to the iconic tradition in full Mexican regalia.

In honor of one of the most important Mexican festivities, Barbie, once again, joins the Day of the Dead celebrations. This is the third edition of Barbie dressed as Catrina, always surpassing herself with gorgeous designs and intricate sugar skull makeup looks. In addition, it is the first time she comes accompanied by Ken, who joins the celebrations for those who are no longer here. So this 2021, the iconic couple turn into the traditional Catrina and the Catrin of the Day of the Dead.

This famous brand never ceases to amaze us. Year after year, they launch incredible special edition dolls honoring cultures around the world. Seeing the world appreciating and showing interest in traditions like Day of the Dead and its cultural importance is always a matter of pride for Mexico. 


Barbie pays a lot of attention to detail, and the packaging is no exception. Each of these special editions is adorned with an original illustration of this collectible doll.

With this collection, Barbie seeks to pay tribute to all those who have left traces in our lives and appreciate all the customs, symbols, and rites characteristic of Mexican traditions. It is an invitation to remember, appreciate, coexist, and above all, preserve the traditions of the country.


Barbie Day of the Dead Look

Of the most impressive details in the 2021 edition are the sugar skulls and colorful floral details. These elevate the Barbie's look to another level, combined with the makeup in pastel shades (pink, yellow, and purple).

Barbie can't stop surprising us, this year her Cémpasúchil flower crown has details of skulls hidden among her braided hairstyle adorned with Mexican pink and purple locks. Beautiful earrings and bracelets are among the themed accessories this doll comes with.


Her wardrobe has a traditional black look, with details of white and colorful skulls. A pink belt fitting Barbie's silhouette matches perfectly the unique pink sleeves with floral details. Barbie's face features the iconic Catrina makeup that extends to the neckline forming a delicate skeleton silhouette.

Ken's charro outfit

This year, for the first time, Ken joins Barbie with an elegant charro-inspired outfit, characterized by a serape and an embroidered shirt with unique Day of the Dead details. Ken comes with a traditional sombrero, a purple neck bow, and a belt buckle with an authentic sugar skull detail in silver.


These garments, so representative of the festivity, are not the only staples Ken wears. We can also appreciate the traditional Catrin makeup that includes many colorful elements.

Where to buy Barbie and Ken's Day of the Dead editions?

As of this moment, Barbie and Ken's Day of the Dead editions are sold out on Mattel's website. But you'll likely be able to get it at retail and department stores just in time to adorn your Day of the Day altar on November 2. 


Translated by María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards
Photos from Mattel Creations

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