La Pascualita, The Corpse Bride

Is This Bridal Shop Mannequin Actually A Preserved Human Corpse?

Chihuahua Mexico has a famous bridal shop. The business can attribute it’s popularity to the startlingly lifelike mannequin that has stood in the window for the past 75 years, La Pascualita.


According to a local urban legend, people say the mannequin in the window of the bridal gown store is really the embalmed body of the former store owner’s daughter.


The former store owner was called Pascuala Esparza. The mannequin is nick-named La Pascualita or Little Pascuala. La Pascualita means ‘Little Pascuala’ (i.e. her daughter).


According to the legend her daughter died from the bite of a Black Widow spider on her wedding day, so Pascuala embalmed her and stood her up in the window of the store.


Pascuala denied that the mannequin was her daughter. But the rumor had already taken on life and no one believed the woman. Could the legend be true? Take a look at the images below and decide for yourself. The detail you’ll be able to see on this corpse bride is incredible.


Some say that La Pascualita will sometimes shift positions in the window during the night, and during the day, her eyes will follow wary customers around the store.


Her gown is frequently changed and only the owner and a few close employees are allowed to dress and undress the life-like figure.

Some locals and brides-to-be pray to her or leave gifts for her with the shop workers, considering La Pascualita to be a saint.


Of course not everyone is convinced La Pascualita is a corpse. Some say she may actually be a wax dummy.


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