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The Day of the Dead’s brightly colored sugar skulls (calaveras) have gone mainstream. Here are some modern riffs on the iconic face of this Mexican holiday

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Wonderland Bakery jumbo Day of the Dead skull sugar cookies

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Wonderland Bakery jumbo Day of the Dead skull sugar cookies (individually packaged with matching ribbon), $6.95, Wonderland Bakery in Downtown Summerlin

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Calavera Cameo Drop earrings $75 Available at tarinatarantino.com

Calavera Cameo Drop earrings $75 Available at tarinatarantino.com

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Cufflinks Inc. sugar skull cufflinks, $50, Nordstrom in the Fashion Show Mall

Cufflinks Inc. sugar skull cufflinks, $50, Nordstrom in the Fashion Show Mall

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Boho black and white mug

Boho black and white mug,
$13.95, available at Karmagifts.com

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Sugar skull candy tin

Sugar skull candy tin, $3.99, IT’SUGAR in Downtown Summerlin

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Reclaimed art guitar

Reclaimed art guitar by Donna Kreinbring, $400, Artifact in Town Square

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King Baby enamel Day of the Dead belt buckle

King Baby enamel Day of the Dead belt buckle, $190, King Baby in Caesars Palace

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Old Gringo women’s “Klak” black boots

Old Gringo women’s “Klak” black boots, $670, Pinto Ranch in the Fashion Show Mall

Dead it up!

What better place to sport your new Day of the Dead gear than at these two local celebrations?

Life in Death: Day of the Dead at Winchester Cultural Center. This family-friendly festival includes displays, an art exhibit, performances, craft sales and food vendors, as well as beautiful “ofrendas,” or altars, built by families and other groups in memory of deceased relatives. Nov. 1-2, free, 702-455-7340

Dia de Muertos at the Springs Preserve. This all-ages event features live theater and dance performances, face-painting, sugar skull-decorating and, of course, mariachis! Nov. 6-8, $3-$10, springspreserve.org

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