Little Angels Workshop

Emily Lopeaz and daughter Elise Martinez, 4, choose clothing for an angel costume for the Procession of Little Angels.

Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star

The Procession of Little Angels is less than a month away, which means it's time to start planning your child's costume.

If you need help, you can attend a free workshop where a sewing team is ready to help your kiddo's costume dreams come true, starting Sunday.

Bring your ideas, your kids and anything specific you want on the costume, and the Procession of Little Angels team will help you create it. You can choose from donated fabrics for free, while supplies last. 

The workshops are free of charge but donations to the Procession of Little Angels are appreciated. 

About the Procession of Little Angels


Simone Stanley, 5, adorned with wings and halo, stands and ponders what she wants to put in a poem about her late Grandpa Jim, during the Procession of Little Angels on Nov. 5, 2016, in Armory Park near downtown Tucson, Ariz. The family-friendly event, which pre cedes Sunday’s All Souls Procession, aims to give families with children the means to process grief and the loss of loved ones from a younger perspective. Families participated in costume and art workshops, wing- and sugar skull-making, built altars to honor loved ones and capped the night off with a procession around the park. Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

If you're not familiar, the procession is an annual event that celebrates deceased loved ones from the perspective of a child. 

You'll find children's altars, crafts, face painting, performances and a procession. 

Community members are welcome to bring photographs or remembrances of children to place on the children's altar. 

This year's event is at 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 in Armory Park.

Workshop details


Jane Vazquez adjusts the headscarf of Jada Alvarez, 3. Iliana Flores, left, and Leah Banda, 6, watch during a costume workshop at Rhythm Industry, in preparation for the Procession of Little Angels.

What: Little Angels Costuming Workshops

When: 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 6 p.m. Sundays Oct. 8 through Nov. 1

Where: Rhythm Industry, 1013 S. Tyndall Ave.

Cost: Free, donations appreciated

Info: Click here for the Facebook event page. Click here for the All Souls Procession Weekend website.

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson