La Chalupa (Loteria Cards) Costume for Cosplay & Halloween

How to Make La Chalupa Costume

La Chalupa Costume for Cosplay & Halloween
# Item Description
1 Traditional Puebla Mexican Embroidered Blouse Get this traditional puebla Mexican embroidered blouse for your classic and cultural attire.
2 Traditional Mexican Fiesta Skirt Pair your top with this traditional Mexican fiesta skirt.
3 Red Lace Mantilla Veil Add this red lace mantilla veil to protect you from the sun and from prying eyes while you row along the river and float on the calm waters.
4 Extra Large Cardboard Sheets Use these extra-large cardboard sheets to construct the giant Loteria card that you will incorporate to your costume. Make a large hole in the middle where you can insert yourself up to waist level.
5 Acrylic Paint Set Utilize this acrylic paint set to draw your chalupa laden with flowers and fruits, and all the necessary details of your giant Loteria card.
6 Wooden Oar Bring along this wooden oar for your props.

La Chalupa is the fruits and flowers-filled small canoe that is being rowed by a beautiful Mexican woman, which is pictured in the number forty-eight (48) card in the traditional bingo-like Mexican board game Loteria. The popular game has a deck of 54 picture cards, which is used to draw a picture card that will be the basis to find a corresponding matching picture in the randomly created 4 x 4 grid of pictures known as the tabla. The first to complete a previously agreed pattern on the tabla will shout “Loteria” and will be declared winner of the particular round of the game.

The La Chalupa card in Loteria is a small boat whose rider is known as Lupita. She wears a traditional puebla Mexican embroidered blouse, a traditional Mexican fiesta skirt, a lace red mantilla veil, and a giant Loteria card with a flowers and fruits-laden canoe drawing.

About La Chalupa

La Chalupa is a small boat used in Central Mexico to transport and sell fresh produce, such as flowers and fruits. The La Chalupa card in Loteria is very popular, and it led many Mexican-Americans in Texas to grow up calling the game Chalupa.

Check out these sites to learn more about La Chalupa and other characters from Loteria Cards: