Native Americans take nature about as seriously as they take their symbols, and so you would do well to study up before you don this sacred costume!
Ah, the bear. This magnificent beast and its claws represented a protector and symbolized courage, physical strength, and leadership. As anyone who’s seen The Revenant knows, bears are strong, agile, and quick. And the bear claw pattern on the bust of this costume signifies a good omen and conveys authority, in addition to the above. My, oh my, who know so much symbolism could be packed into two tiny paws?
But how about the eagle, shown here in its totemic form on the wrist strap and necklace? Most Native American symbols are simply portrayals of celestial bodies, natural phenomena, and animal designs—and the eagle here does a little bit of all of that. Specifically, these bird totems are said to represent the physical form of a spiritual helper and guide, the high-flying eagle being the nearest to the Creator. Like most Americans, Native Americans consider this animal sacred.
Now, save carving some beaks and paws into your very own totem, how can one fuse together the awesome power of these symbols—perhaps on Halloween? This costume. Perhaps it’s time you put down the supercomputer you have in your pocket and reconnected with nature, too! And that’s not to say you can’t also have a good time and party. This cute tribal outfit makes it as easy as slipping on a dress and headband, and stepping outside for a little fun with one’s tribe. Find some moccasins to throw the whole outfit together and everyone will be calling for you to start the dance-off!