While chatting with creative director Ricardo Gomez, he explained that the use of appliqués on Kaotic's costumes were to keep costs down as materials are very pricey and a commitment was made to potential masqueraders that costumes were to be under $3000.00. He also intimated that the detail on Spice's costumes is admirable but costly and was honest enough to inform me that Spice has no choice to price the costumes as they did owing to the fact that the materials used in particular are expensive. The same sentiment on Spice's costumes were expressed to me by members from other bands as well. I was quite surprised that Ricardo pointed out the reasons for the appliqués, since I wrote about my aversion to that particular style of appliqué in my review of their costumes after the launch.
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Kaotic Close Up Pics