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Abuela Alma Madrigal in Encanto

Alma Madrigal is a character in Disney’s Encanto. Referred to as Abuela, she is the matriarch of the Madrigal family and head of the magical village. Her husband, Pedro, sacrificed himself to invaders so she could escape with their three newborn children, Pepa, Bruno, and Julieta. A miracle blessed them and her candle, vanquishing the opposing army and creating La Casa Madrigal. Her care for the community causes her to put too much pressure on her family’s gifts, and thus she can be controlling and harsh. When the casita begins to crumble, Mirabel helps her grandmother understand the real miracle lies within the Madrigal family bond.

Dolores Madrigal from Encanto

Dolores (voiced by Adassa) is the quietest member of the miraculous Madrigal family. She can hear anything and everything, even the secrets whispering behind the walls of the casita. Those secrets are hard to keep, though. Especially when they put her family in danger.

Dolores may be soft spoken but her style says volumes. And it makes for a great cosplay. A red hairband with a bow keeps her hair up. Her only accents are a simple red beaded necklace and small gold hoop earrings. A ruffled white top edged in yellow corresponds with her full red skirt, also accented with a yellow band. Full red skirts are easy enough to find, but you will have to glue the yellow ribbon on with fabric flue. After that, finish off the look with matching red flats and you’re ready for your own musical number.

Mirabel Madrigal from Encanto

Mirabel Madrigal is the protagonist of the latest Disney animated film, Encanto. She is fifteen years old, the youngest daughter of Julieta and Agustin Madrigal. Everyone in the Madrigal family has a magical gift except her. But when everyone begins to lose their powers, she may be the last hope to restore magic to her community. Featuring songs written by Lin Manuel Miranda, this movie celebrates Columbian culture.