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Cuphead OC: Catrina Calavera by Spirit-Okami Cuphead OC: Catrina Calavera by Spirit-Okami

I really wanted to make a boss based off of Day of the Dead my favorite Mexican holiday <33
I'm still developing her so I may update information about her. 


I'm still developing her so I may change or update information about her 
I've been watching a lot of the classic cartoons that would have any skeletons in it so I can use as a reference which I did find especially the popular The Skeleton Dance, Flip the Frog in Spooks, and Skeleton Frolic, although it wasn't quite enough for me to get a good visual of how she would be in battle against the brothers. So I kept on watching more cartoons and for some reason I felt like watching Snow White pow right in the kisser it hit me. The scene where the evil queen creates a potion in order for her to turn in an old hag gave me an idea. 
Let me explain a bit further about this dapper skeleton

Catrina is some what of a skeleton. Her body looks human but her head is more skeletal and all of her mass is made up entirely of sugar making her different from the rest. She is known by all of the inhabitants as the most unique beautiful queen and not to mention the fairest of them all in the Land of the Dead. The moment Cuphead and Mugman appear, you can see her on the right side of the location holding a magic mirror which she is asking who the fairest in the land but before she receives her answer, Pfft she obviously knows the answer, is abruptly interrupted by the boys and gets angry that they have trespassed in her "kingdom" thus the battle begins. The first attack is Catrina summoning three minions, a pan de muerte(dead bread, a very popular pastery made on the day of the dead), a tamale, and a concha, it's the pink one  look here farm6.staticflickr.com/5835/21…

The trio chase both Cuphead and Mugman and once they are close to both they will physically punch(the pan de muerte and tamale will do this) or slap(the concha will do this) the brothers. Catrina throws marigolds into the air and follow where the brothers are. Similar to Cagney's seeds or Beppy's dog balloons. Once defeating the food trio, this will take you to the second phase or checkpoint, Catrina will summon various candles that have the ability to float in the air and they too will follow Cuphead and Mugman. Next Catrina creates magical sugar skulls(I forgot to add it on the sheet oops) lined up vertical and launch them also she'll keep throwing marigolds too. Now the second picture on the sheet is her after you have reached the final checkpoint. One of her skeleton guards would give her a goblet with the magic potion and once drinking every last drop turning into a full fledged skeleton, you'll hear her cackle wickedly, and the feather boa she wears comes to life with a snake skull and it does attack both of the brothers so watch out tom. She goes in the middle of the screen/location and these paper banners(papel picado) from both sides cross paths and you'll have to quickly go on the ground and duck while shooting her. This is how her movements look like in her final form youtu.be/3hoThry5WsY
It starts from 3:18 to 3:40 and look at the skeleton in the robe/cloak thing the one who forced Mickey to play the piano
 The way it claps is how Catrina would be able to summon skeletons from the ground about five of them appear. Cuphead and Mugman must avoid them by jumping onto these platforms but the skeletons will throw bones at them. I can imagine the skeletons 
She'll repeat the attacks about three times and once you hear Knockout she wails in defeat and falls onto the ground in a pile of bones.  I'm really sorry of any this doesn't make sense like I can visualize it in my head but it's hard to put it into words :'c 

Personality(Will develop wise) Catrina, on her bad side, can be seen as as ruthless, callous, quick tempered and especially wickedly cruel in her final phase but to anyone who opposes her or her enemies. Her voice tone becomes low yet seriously fueled with anger. She's quite flirtatious and uses her radiant beauty to seduce others as her advantage to get what she wants or to get her out of a situation also she is quick witted. Despite all that, Catrina is actually a compassionate and loving queen to all the deceased mortals who become her citizens and subjects in the Land of the Dead. Being on her good side means that she is very friendly and sweet so it is best not to make her angry. 

Appearance Catrina is a petite woman at about 5'2"/157cm with a pear shaped body figure meaning her shoulders are narrow while her hips are wide. Her curly jet black hair is mid back length, it does not reach her waist. Her olive green eyes are heavy-lidded and seductive with long dark lashes and accented by shimmering lavender eyeshadow also accompanied with pink flowers around the eye sockets. Her chin is also decorated with orange petals. Her outfit is based on early 20th century European fashion while her final phase is a long black robe.

"Magic mirror in my hand who's the fairest in the land?"



Inspirations:
La Catrina info7rm.blob.core.windows.net.…  upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
La Muerte (The Book of Life)
Coco
Betty Boop( Just for the hooped earrings and body type lmao)
Maria Felix Known as the most beautiful actress during the Mexican Golden Age of Cinema(1930's-1950's)
The Evil Queen(Disney's Snow White)


Catrina Calavera and Character sheet(c):iconspirit-okami:
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:iconcitruseucalyptus:
CitrusEucalyptus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
Wonderful character design, backstory, and concept!

I hope that you have a great and blessed day/night!
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:iconfernandoivan:
FernandoIvan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
t recomiendo escuchar mas que la musica de mariachi la musica de los xochimilcas y la orquesta marimbas cuquita te dara una buena idea

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:icondiamondblingbling:
Diamondblingbling Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Me encanta!!
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:iconenvythefoxxx:
Envythefoxxx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Doe*
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:iconenvythefoxxx:
Envythefoxxx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat concha for
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:iconbbaltierra:
Bbaltierra Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
So another Bon Bon?
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:iconspirit-okami:
Spirit-Okami Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018
No, Catrina does not live in a castle nor would she hide in it if she had one. 
The difference between her and Bon Bon is that Catrina summons her three minions on the first phase using magic and chase after Cuphead and Mugman while Bon Bon's are her subjects that come out of her castle but Catrina still basically attacks or throws objects such as marigolds rather than hiding nope she isn't giving her contract without a fight. Once you've reached the second phase/defeat her minions she no longer summons that trio instead she summons candles(I'm still working on an attack for them but all I know is that they will burn you) and honestly Catrina will attack you in all her phases plus she would think "hiding" would make her a coward tbh 8U 
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:iconenvythefoxxx:
Envythefoxxx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No, she’s a skeleton
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:iconbbaltierra:
Bbaltierra Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
No, I meant her fight would be similar to Bon Bons.
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:iconspirit-okami:
Spirit-Okami Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018
No her fight isn't similar to Bon Bon's 8U 
I honestly can picture it in my head but I can't quite explain it into words 
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:iconenvythefoxxx:
Envythefoxxx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess, but she wouldn’t hide in her castle probably
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:iconbbaltierra:
Bbaltierra Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I don’t know if she would have a castle.
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:iconenvythefoxxx:
Envythefoxxx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Idk
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:iconrani-ki:
rani-ki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
daaamn she looks super super cool !!! c:
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