Giant Puppet Heads Completed for Day of the Dead Skeleton Processional

Posted on 10/26/2015 1:47:35 PM

The last session of the giant puppet head construction was on Saturday, October 24, in the back of Waller Hall. The puppets will be used for the Day of the Dead parade through the Oak Grove on October 31.

Puppet heads

Abby and Janet Walker and Eliza Ray - Puppet Heads

Participants worked arduously on their puppets while singing to the tunes of Vicente Fernández. After three hours of painting and rigging, the puppets were complete. The participants felt a sense of accomplishment, especially after three consecutive Saturdays dedicated to their art pieces.

Participants work to create puppet heads for the Oct. 31 Day of the Dead processional

Participants work to create puppet heads for the Oct. 31 Day of the Dead processional - 2

Eliza Ray holds her completed puppet head

Michael Cutlip, Antonino Turrigiano and Sam Yule

Antonino Turrigiano, Brian Jones and Sam Yule work on their puppet heads

Michael Cutlip, Brittany Siverinac and Antonino Turrigiano

Michael Cutlip and Brittany Siverinac

Latin American Studies