Dia de los Homer

November is upon us again, and with it comes Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Sugar skull imagery has popped up everywhere in recent years, tattoos, makeup, art, you name it. I adore the DOTD art, it's all pretty much awesome.

This year, instead of doing a typical sugar skull, I wanted to do a little bit of a different twist on it, so I did my dog Homer in the Dia de los Muertos style, and I'm super pleased with how he turned out. (He approved too...he even sat in the chair with me and supervised! :-P) I decided to give him a gold tooth, I think it makes him look more bad-ass. :D

Do you think the gold tooth is funny? Let me know in the comments below! :D

Dia de los Homer - Full hand

Dia de los Homer - fingers

Dia de los Homer - close

Dia de los Homer - thumb

I used:

Red-orange: American Apparel Lopez Canyon
White: American Apparel T-Shirt
Black: American Apparel Hassid
Reddish: American Apparel Poppy
Orange: Zoya Jancyn
Yellow: American Apparel Sunshine State
Chartreuse: American Apparel MacArthur Park
Turquoise: Zoya Robyn
Purple: American Apparel African Violet
Pink: Zoya Lara
Gold: China Glaze 2030
Red: American Apparel Downtown LA
Green: CND Green Scene


  1. I LOVE the dog skull! Fantastic job!

  2. haha! this is really awesome and the gold tooth is hilarious. god you always have THE BEST NAIL IDEAS.

  3. Cute idea with the gold tooth :). You've inspired me to give DOTD a spin!

  4. Oh, this is wonderful. It helps heal my heart a little- because my wonderful, awesome, smart, sweet, beautiful dog Sophie died last Thursday, and I've been inconsolable since. We tried to do a little impromptu Dia de los Muertos homage to her today, but we were lacking a dog figurine. Thanks to you, now we do.
    Thank you, Melissa.
    She used to lay right behind me while I read this blog. Now I'm convinced she was reading it, too.

  5. Awesome! And yes, the gold tooth is hilarious!

  6. It's nice how girly the nails look...its nice to view photos that are sweet even if its halloween...:)


  7. It kinda looks like dog poop from the far away pictures... xD

  8. So cute! You should submit it to Skull-A-Day. I'd love to share it! http://www.skulladay.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html

  9. That is so cute! What an original idea. I love how creative and unique your blog is. I think my nails nubs are way too short to try this mani out, but I'm loving it!

  10. That is so awesome! I totally forgot about Dia de los Muertos >.<

  11. This is awesome and crazy! Love love love it!


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