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Some background for those around the world:

La Catrina is an etching by José Guadalupe Posada. The image has since become a staple of Mexican imagery, and often is incorporated into artistic manifestations of the Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) in November, such as altars and calavera costumes.

El Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday. It focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Takes place on November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (November 2). Looks like it's more similar to Japan's Bon Festival than Halloween.

Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.


Now, this specific Deviation was first planned when ~Mariachiman asked on a previous comic: "How would the [mane six] look like if they celebrated the Day of the Dead with 'calaveritas', 'pan de muerto' and Rarity dressed up like 'La Catrina'?"

So this gave me another idea (six, actually, that I'll upload later) and this one will be a part of it.

First, I tried to trace into a vector the original etching by Posada, but it was very difficult and it would have been very time-consuming, so instead I just took a good resolution image of it (it's in the Public Domain) and the Rarity Glamorous and Beatiful vector by =MysteriousKaos. Since just pasting and Desaturating Rarity looked very easy, I copied some parts of the original etching so I could "shade" it "the right way" and changed the outlines in her mane to white so it would look better against the black hat.
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wilnet1tractor's avatar
Rarity: Me via loca Darling 
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KeronianNiroro's avatar
Gorgeous!
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SusanKnight's avatar
I loooooove this!!!!
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acla13's avatar
acla13|Professional General Artist
!Muy hermoso e increíble trabajo!  Calaveras Pitufos by acla13  
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PetersonArt's avatar
PetersonArt|Hobbyist General Artist
Realmente sorprendente :3 ¡Viva México!
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LucyRyn's avatar
XD LOOKS LIKE ME JAJAJAJA I LIKE THIS PICTURE
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Steampunk-Brony|Hobbyist General Artist
¡Muy hermosa, amigo! Estas muy dotado. ;)
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ASCToons|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Promover a México con esto ;)
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SIR-LANIED94| Traditional Artist
Muy buen trabajo. Clap 
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MiauTgG's avatar
MiauTgG|Hobbyist General Artist
Kool. Andaba buscando "la catrina" en Google para ver qué dice el Internet sobre ella en inglés, y esta fue una de las primeras imágenes que salieron.
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CrystalGalaxys|Student General Artist
Looking through pictures for an art project and find this. wow xD
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Ferchosky's avatar
No soy muy fan de MLP, pero este dibujo es espectacular. KUDOS BRO!!!
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sweetocean1's avatar
wow, se ve increible
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mickey-3's avatar
mickey-3|Hobbyist General Artist
Hermoso trabajo.
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LaParedmex's avatar
Wow, excelente trabajo. ¿Me da permiso de usar la imagen de avatar?
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tamalesyatole|Hobbyist General Artist
Claro :)
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AgenteYumi|Hobbyist General Artist
Creo que si Posadas viviera y viera a tu Catrina (que de hecho, se llamaba originalmente "Garbancera" -Garbancero es lo que hoy en México llamamos "Fresa": alguien de escasos o medianos recursos que finge ser rico), se haría brony al instante.
Hermosísima.
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tamalesyatole's avatar
tamalesyatole|Hobbyist General Artist
Viendo como La Catrina es como un meme antiguo... yo creo que sí.
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AgenteYumi|Hobbyist General Artist
Es la primer meme mexicana... cual Edgar se cae ¡La catrina!
(acabo de provocarme depresión cultural, antes nuestros memes tenían estilo XD)
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tamalesyatole|Hobbyist General Artist
Fué una época de gran avance tanto artístico como tecnológico...
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<font><font class="">Maravilloso, un homenaje a Posadas y a mi ponie favorita</font></font>Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Party<font><font> Ne encanta en verdad</font></font>
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inkwellimp's avatar
Brilliant!
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invasorsg's avatar
Rarity siempre tan catrina :D
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SuperMetroid2's avatar
Muy bueno la catrina es de las cosas que mas me gustan del Folklore del dia de muertos y a Rarity le queda muy bien
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