People, if you watched and enjoyed The Book of Life, and wants to dress or cosplay as La Muerte/Catrina, Manolo, María, Joaquín or even Xibalba because you appreciate them: Do it.
Believe me, as a %100 mexican I can tell you this movie IS NOT racist. We mexicans WON’T get upset if you want to dress like the characters. I can assure you I would LOVE to see your costumes. We LOVE when people from other countries gets interested in our culture or traditions, the fact Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday doesn’t means only mexicans can dress as La Muerte. If you want to celebrate Día de los Muertos for a person who isn’t here anymore, do it, that person will thank you.
Día de los Muertos is about love. Not egoism. Meanwhile you dress in a respectful way, dress whoever the heck you want. Remember: La Muerte is not “sexy” she’s a queen, a goddess, powerful, BEAUTIFUL.