Sandra Bullock and her son Louis were in the Halloween spirit this weekend when they attended a costume party. The "Gravity" star dressed up as a "Catrina," a made up female skeleton. This icon has become symbolic during the annual celebration of the Mexican holiday, "Día de los Muertos" ("Day of the Dead"). The adorable Louis wore a skeleton costume to match his mother at his school's gathering. Both enjoyed a nice evening on Saturday, October 19 having mother-son bonding time. Scroll-through the gallery above to see more pictures! Bullock's latest flick directed by Alfonso Cuarón scared off the competition and remained on top of the box office for a third straight week. The sci-fi motion picture added $31 million in tickets sales in U.S. theatres and now has a cumulative of $170.5 million and a worldwide cume of $284.7 million. "Gravity" was able to top newcomers "Escape Plan" starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, "The Fifth Estate" and the only horror movie before Halloween, "Carrie," starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.
In contrast to Halloween where it's all about scaring people, Dia de los Muertos is about coming together and celebrating life. The honors take place on November 1 and 2, in connection with the Catholic holidays, All Saints Day and All Souls Day. During these days people go to cemeteries to be with the souls of the departed. Families clean and decorate graves and cook meals that the now departed would have enjoyed. Offerings are also placed in homes with traditional foods like candied pumpkin, pan de muerto, sugar skulls and atole. The belief behind this is that the spirits of the dead eat the essence of the offerings. Another icon of the celebration includes the Flor de Muerto, "Flower of the Dead", which are thought to attract the souls to the offerings that are set up, these flowers are typically orange Mexican marigolds. "La Catrina" is a print figure that José Guadalupe Posada made as a parody of the Mexican upper-class female. Although it was done as policital satire and symbolizing the contrasts between social classes, it has come to represent the holiday. Take a look at the tutorial below to learn how to do your hair and makeup like Sandra Bullock.