Author Archive for: RobG

Halloween 2014 Ideas – Mexican Style

Halloween 2014 Ideas – Mexican Style Halloween in Mexico might not be a Mexican holiday by rights, but Mexican culture has numerous holidays and traditions that revolve around the concept of dark humor and costumes these are halloween traditions in Mexico. For example, the Mexicans have their own holiday dedicated to honoring their ancestors through celebration and costume – the

Continue Reading

Other Uses for your Cowboy Sombrero

Other Uses for your Mexican Sombrero Cowboy Hat So there you are, just back from your Spring Break trip to Mexico – and now the proud owner of a genuine Mexican sombrero.  Your cowboy sombrero is a great addition to any Mexican-themed costume, and a fantastic hat for keeping the sun out of your eyes… but what about some of

Continue Reading

The Origin of the Cowboy Bandana

The Origin of the Cowboy Bandana Have you ever seen a cowboy with bandana? While the cowboy hat and the poncho are hugely important parts of the Western wardrobe, the bandana is just as important – if a little bit smaller and less immediately noticeable. Bandanas are the ultimate in versatility. Cowboys could use them for everything from shielding their

Continue Reading

What is a Mariachi Costume?

Mariachi music is far more than just a tourist attraction or strip-mall novelty It’s a rich cultural tradition from Mexico that comes with its own lineage of costumes and designs. Mariachi music is still hugely popular in Mexico and parts of Central America, and mariachi bands achieve levels of success reserved for pop stars in the rest of the

Continue Reading

History of the Poncho in Hollywood

From the earliest days of live theater all the way to present block-busting successes, Hollywood has been in love with the Mexican poncho.  The special place of the poncho in Hollywood is due, no doubt, to California’s intertwined history with Mexico and the rich cultural melting pot that has given Hollywood its global appeal. Mexican ponchos are commonly used in

Continue Reading

The Top Ten Clint Eastwood Western Movies

Clint Eastwood is an incredible actor and director His career has spanned the gamut from WWII biopics to incredible dramas.  The roles that Eastwood is most famous for, however, are his western movies that he starred in during the 1960s and 1970s. Clint Eastwood is practically made for western movies, from his gruff raspy voice to his towering

Continue Reading

Camping or Hiking? Make sure you bring your Poncho!

There is simply nothing more refreshing than a brisk hike in nature, but camping and hiking comes with certain risks. When you are participating in outdoor recreation, you need to be acutely aware of the conditions outside – since weather and unexpected storms can put a damper on your weekend fun.  When you are building a packing list for

Continue Reading

The Top Three Mexican Wrestlers of All Time

Mexican wrestling is an entertaining sport that has captured the hearts and minds of people all across the world. From its earliest days as a medley of Greco-Roman techniques to its current iteration as an entertainment platform on part with the WWE, Mexican wrestling has produced its share of super-start athletes and characters.  While many Mexican wrestlers have achieved

Continue Reading

How to Tell a Good Poncho from a Bad Poncho

Like any high-value item, ponchos come in a wide range of qualities and types. Ponchos range from the ultra-high quality handmade Nepalese wool ponchos to the lower quality manufactured ponchos that are made from regular fabric, canvas, or cotton.  When you are looking for a poncho to complete your wardrobe, pay special attention to the following key indicators that your

Continue Reading