Las Muertas: Tribute To Day Of The Dead

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Mictecacihuatl became the Lady of the Dead when she was sacrificed as an infant and Tim’s work, together with make-up artist Krisztianna and costume designer Julia Reeser, brings her back to life and she certainly looks fierce.