Geneviéve: Cihuateteo

I wanted to do something off the beaten path for this month’s vampire theme, so I dug deep and found vampiric creatures from the ancient Aztecs: Cihuateteo. Cihuateotl is truly a gruesome figure (as many Aztec deities are). She represents the spirit of women who die in childbirth (hence the crown of baby skulls and the one around her neck). She preys on women and children, stealing babies and causing their mothers to go mad. Basically not a pleasant creature nor one you would want to invite to tea.

I based my costume here on a bit of statuary (which I included for reference) with some embellishments and liberties. Instead of the typical Aztec stylized skulls, I made them a bit more naturalistic.

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  • RLC

    I love that you shared the statue that you based the costume off of. It maybe the librarian in me, but I love seeing research. Also, you draw the best skulls and toes.

  • MissMissy Smith

    Wow, very interesting! Defiantly a scary creature I wouldn’t want to encounter.

  • Julie Matthews

    Including the reference image is really nice. This is super spooky and SO detailed!