Category Archive : Mexican Costumes

Why Every Woman Should Own a Poncho

Style is a matter of personal taste But there are some classics that work well for any woman’s wardrobe. The trusty poncho is just such an item, and this article is all about why every woman should own a poncho.   From fringed festival-style to lightweight boho to luxurious womens poncho cape, the poncho comes in a wide range of looks for all Read more...

Halloween 2014 Ideas – Mexican Style

Halloween 2014 Ideas – Mexican Style Halloween in Mexico might not be a Mexican holiday by rights, but Mexican culture has numerous holidays and traditions that revolve around the concept of dark humor and costumes these are halloween traditions in Mexico. For example, the Mexicans have their own holiday dedicated to honoring their ancestors throug Read more...

Other Uses for your Cowboy Sombrero

Other Uses for your Mexican Sombrero Cowboy Hat So there you are, just back from your Spring Break trip to Mexico – and now the proud owner of a genuine Mexican sombrero.  Your cowboy sombrero is a great addition to any Mexican-themed costume, and a fantastic hat for keeping the sun out of your eyes… but what about some of its more creative uses. W Read more...

The Origin of the Cowboy Bandana

The Origin of the Cowboy Bandana Have you ever seen a cowboy with bandana? While the cowboy hat and the poncho are hugely important parts of the Western wardrobe, the bandana is just as important – if a little bit smaller and less immediately noticeable. Bandanas are the ultimate in versatility. Cowboys could use them for everything from shielding Read more...

Top Ten Western Characters of All Time

Top 10 Western Movie Characters of All Time Throughout the history of cinema, the Western movie has had a powerful appeal for people around the world. The American Western is a genre of itself – a movie that traditionally pits a rugged cowboy (often blurring the lines between hero and outlaw) against clear cut villains. The heroes of Western movies Read more...

What is a Mariachi Costume?

Mariachi music is far more than just a tourist attraction or strip-mall novelty   It’s a rich cultural tradition from Mexico that comes with its own lineage of costumes and designs. Mariachi music is still hugely popular in Mexico and parts of Central America, and mariachi bands achieve levels of success reserved for pop stars in the res Read more...

History of the Poncho in Hollywood

From the earliest days of live theater all the way to present block-busting successes, Hollywood has been in love with the Mexican poncho.  The special place of the poncho in Hollywood is due, no doubt, to California’s intertwined history with Mexico and the rich cultural melting pot that has given Hollywood its global appeal. Mexican ponchos Read more...

The Top Three Mexican Wrestlers of All Time

Mexican wrestling is an entertaining sport that has captured the hearts and minds of people all across the world.   From its earliest days as a medley of Greco-Roman techniques to its current iteration as an entertainment platform on part with the WWE, Mexican wrestling has produced its share of super-start athletes and characters.  While many Read more...

The Top Five Poncho-Making Countries

Some ponchos are rich with the cultural heritage of South America – a mixture of elements from traditional Aztec garb and Spanish conquistador uniforms.   There are many kinds of ponchos: Fleece poncho Hooded poncho and even a blanket poncho! Some ponchos are made in the mountains of Asia – carefully woven from wool produces in the highest ele Read more...

Why a Poncho is the Best Present for your Partner

If you’re in a serious relationship, you know just how important gift-giving can be to express your appreciation of your significant other.   Of course, gift-giving can also be a virtual minefield – since you have to guess what your partner might enjoy, and you are constantly trying to threat the needle between value and generosity Read more...