CONTACT US: trinidadcarnivaldiary@gmail.com
Switch to mobile site HERE

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Diable

Mas Jumbies revolutionary take on J'ouvert "Diable" is soon to be launched. The website will be updated tomorrow, but I do have a preview of what to expect. In the words of the designer, here is a description of the costume:

This is the 20 member special section titled "The Silver Horn Devils". She wears the optional long sarong, a short sarong is standard. The masks are fully lined with padding and are quite light being that they are made of cardboard. Ventilation is also provided by the large face opening and the back which is covered by fabric strips. You wear what you want under the sarong and necklace that way you are free to dress up or down; red and black body paint is freely available.

This section costs TT $300.00 and represents the Gownsmen and Presidents from the Devil & Dragon bands of yesteryear. The materials used, cardboard and cloth represent the Juve mas that is still played. The section is both for men & women, the men don't get the sarong nor the necklace, they have a different version and they have an apron instead of the sarong.

Enclosed is also what the basic TT $200.00 unisex headpiece looks like.


Special section character "The Silver Horn Devils"



Basic headpiece



I have to say the costumes look less like J'ouvert and more like what you would expect for Tuesday mas. I like the fact that you have options for either the long or short sarong as well as the large or regular headpiece; though I think the special section is fabulous!

If I were playing J'ouvert this is a band that I would play with, not only do I like to see young designers making a venture into Carnival, I also like the fact that the costume is something more than just a T-Shirt. I really like the fact that the focus is on the Mas as art.

My initial thought when seeing the long sarong option is that it looks too "clothed" however, the fact that you can wear any matching top or bottom makes it interesting and the long sarong is optional so you can always get the short sarong. A skimpy bikini top paired with the sarong makes the costume very sexy, and for those who want more coverage you can wear a vest.

There is a story behind each of the band's sections, and for the story of The Silver Horn Devils please visit Brain Wong Won's BLOG; it's a good read and he goes into much detail of the concept behind the band "Diable".

2007 Soca Watch

Hey, Toronto Lime has some new, 2007 soca or your listening pleasure. Check it out !
Copyright Notice:
All photos and original articles by the author of this site are copyright of www.trinidadcarnivaldiary.com therefore all rights are reserved. Original content found within this Web site are protected by international copyright laws. No content of any type from this site may be sold, republished, modified, uploaded, reformatted or copied without the express consent of www.trinidadcarnivaldiary.com Should you require to use any of the material originally published on www. trinidadcarnivaldiary.com for personal or public use please e-mail trinidadcarnivaldiary@gmail.com

Disclaimer

It is important to impress that the views reflected by this blog are mine alone and not necessarily views held by Triniscene. You cannot contact Triniscene and ask for their assistance in swaying or monitoring anything that is written on this blog.

All Content is for informational purposes only. I make reasonable efforts to ensure the completeness and accuracy of all content of the blog. However, I do not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of any information on this blog. There are various risks you assume in relying on the Content. We make reasonable efforts to provide accurate Content on the blog, but at times I may not promptly update or correct the blog even if I am aware that it is inaccurate, outdated or otherwise inappropriate.

While at times, I highlight certain services, websites, merchandise and such, I do not endorse any product. Nor do I use this blog to sell any merchandise. Also, I DO NOT endorse or encourage any products, costumes or services advertised on the conversation box (e.g. cbox). Neither do I endorse the opinions of, or warrant the accuracy of facts or other Content contributed by, any third party. I am not liable for any action you take or decision you make in reliance on any Content.

As a result, I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE QUALITY, SAFETY OR LEGALITY OF THE ITEMS ADVERTISED, THE TRUTH OR ACCURACY OF THE LISTINGS, THE ABILITY OF SELLERS TO SELL ITEMS OR THE ABILITY OF BUYERS TO BUY ITEMS. I cannot ensure that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction. You should look to the seller for any refunds, credits or adjustments to a transaction. I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND OFFER NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, REGARDING YOUR TRANSACTION WITH ANY INDIVIDUAL SELLER(S) OR ANY PARTS YOU PURCHASE FROM A SELLER, OR ANY INFORMATION, INCLUDING CREDIT CARD INFORMATION, YOU GIVE TO A SELLER.

Trinidadcarnivaldiary.com does not assume copyright for images used that are not owned by Trinidadcarnivaldiary.com, such images are used only to illustrate a point or when they are relevant to an article written by the author of Trinidadcarnivaldiary.com .If you are the owner of the image and would like it removed please contact trinidadcarnivaldiary@gmail.com