The idea of dressing as a person of color is nothing new.
As far back as the 1940s, people dressed up as Native Americans to celebrate the holiday of Red Rock.
But the trend has caught on and it’s becoming increasingly popular to dress up as dead people and then impersonate them online.
“I can’t even imagine the amount of people who would want to do this,” says art therapist Jennifer Ruggiero.
Ruggie says that while she’s not particularly interested in helping people dress up like people of color, she can see the appeal.
“It’s a way to engage with a culture that’s very specific to them,” she says.
“And it’s an art project, so it’s not going to make them feel better about themselves.”
Ruggi says the most successful ways to express your interest in dead people are through paintings or sculptures.
For Ruggiere, she started her own online art studio, The Dead.
But she says that as the popularity of dead people has increased, so have the kinds of people she’s attracted to.
“When I started out, there were no artists who were interested in living, dying, and having sex,” Ruggire says.
But now, as more artists are drawn to the idea of the dead, they are looking to take their art online.
Roodi says that if the Dead becomes a popular thing, there will be more people who will be interested in doing the same.
“We’ll see more people doing art and they’ll be creating these really interesting and unique artworks,” Roode says.
That’s one reason Ruggerie says she’s happy with the number of people participating in the project.
“The people that are participating are just people that love art and are interested in making art,” Ruckiere says.
The Dead will take place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from January 13 to January 19.
The artist will also be on tour throughout the United States.