Traditional Costumes Adelitas Mexican Revolution

Traditional Costumes Adelitas Mexican Revolution

About Traditional Costumes Adelitas Mexican Revolution

Everybody knows about Pancho Villa, Emilio Zapata and many other famous Mexican soldiers and heroes, but what about the Solderas?

Solderas, also known as coronelas, and adelitas were brave Mexican female soldiers that were loyal to the causeMexican Revolution. They fought side by side with their male comrades and contributed greatly in the battlefields of the Mexican revolution.

Many of them gave their lives for the better Mexico and dream about the social equality and justice.

A side from fighting, these brave women had many other responsibilities such as: caring for the wounded, washing clothes, cooking for the army, burying the dead, etc.

These courageous Mexican women were also spies, messengers, secretaries, journalists, munitions runners, and everything else they were asked to be. In other words they were the logistics of the revolutionary army and its reserves as well.

After the Mexican revolution the Solderas deeds were forgotten, and they never got the proper recognition for being the inseparable and very important part of the Mexican revolution.

In fact the only recognition these great women got was in form of the folk song that referred to the girl, Adelita that was in love with one sergeant and because of that followed him, and the troops. This romantic portrait of the soldera Adelita became a legend and eventually the term Adelitas epitomized all Mexican female soldiers.

However, important thing to know is that these brave Mexican women really existed and were the mothers of the Mexican revolution and true heroines.

How to Make Traditional Costumes Adelitas Mexican Revolution?

If you would like to have the traditional Adelitas costume you would need:

  • 1. The Mexican peasant dress (white, lose fit dress with short sleeves) or

  • the Huipil (Mexican peasant blousesleeveless tunic) and full-length skirt

  • 2. Rebozoa big scarf or shawl

  • 3.Simple black boots

  • 3. Cartridge (bullet) belt

  • 4. A plastic revolver and a holster

    The things numbered above are the basic of the Adelitas Mexican costume however there are many other optional things, such as the doll of the Mexican baby, that you can make a part of your costume.

    In the end, remember that maybe the most important part of any costume is the attitude of the person wearing it. Therefore, be strong but feminine, proud but humble, tough but sensual and a beautiful warrior princess.

    Traditional Costumes Adelitas Mexican Revolution





  • Mexican Americans

    Mexican Americans Mexican AmericansFacts on the Mexican AmericansWho are they?They are Americans of Mexican descent and they account for more than 13% of the United States population (around 40 million of Americans listed their ancestry as Mexican as of 2007).What race are the Americans of Mexican descents?Around 50% of Mex-Americans self-indentify ...

    mexican flag picture

    Mexican Flag Picture Mexican Flag Picture Mexican Flag Picture for EveryoneMexicans are very proud of their flag and they love it and respect it very much.For all of the Mexican people the Mexican flag represents the freedom, unity, strength, hope, religion, and many other important things that make this life so special.Mexicans show their respect ...

    Mexican Import FurnitureHigh Quality Mexican Imports

    Mexican Import FurnitureHigh Quality Mexican Imports Mexican Import Furniture High Quality Mexican ImportsMexican Import Furniture High Quality Mexican ImportsMexican furniture is one of the most popular furniture types in the United States due to its high quality, durability, and exotic design.Authentic Mexican furniture is hand made with solid woo...

    Easy Mexican Recipes

    Easy Mexican Recipes Easy Mexican RecipesHealthy and Easy Mexican RecipesThere is nothing easier to prepare than great Mexican Salads that make a tasteful and healthy meal.Salads are usually the easiest to prepare and you dont need a lot of time or experience in order to produce some exiting and delicious traditional Mexican salads.In fact if you ha...