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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Island People Mas Camp Visit Part 2

So I realised the mas camp is closed tomorrow and the rain held up so I went back to get the rest of the costumes that I missed. Please note I also added a few more photos to the first album and you can see the new photos in a second album here. I do not have the time, nor inclination, to edit over 300 photos for colour so you can right click, save and adjust the settings on your own pc; apparently florescent lighting is the not the best for translation of true colour.. go figure!

I also got word that the website and prices will be up on Tuesday, the costumes are supposed to range from $3200.00 up (female) and $2200.00/$2400.00 males.

The deposit is $900.00 for both male and female standard costumes and $1500.00 for frontlines.

Afrodisiac's backline headpiece will be on display on Monday!Oh and the "sexy/cage" bra for Angel Falls frontline is strapless with only lacing/strings at the sides!!! Go brave.

Island People Mas Camp Visit Part One

Island People's mas camp opened for viewing today and many eager masqueraders, and potential masqueraders, were gawking over costumes mere hours after the doors opened.

Well, silly me forgot to charge my camera battery and thinking I had enough battery life left didn't realize that it would have died mid taking pics at the mas camp *sad face*.

The good news is I was able to get pics of most of the sections, however I did not get all of Chocolate and Caramel, Touch, Angel Falls or Midnight Bloom. Paradisus had just arrived while I was at the mas camp, so it was not on display today nor was the headpiece for Afrodisiac Back Line.

I have to say that the costumes look very, very pretty in real with LOTS of detail that I hope is captured in the shots. There is hardly anything to nit pick over for me, my favorite costume has to be Dreams Frontline.

My mind has changed on Chocolate and Caramel, they are both gorgeous! I still do not favor Love but the backline bra is very pretty.

Carnival also looks better in the close up shots, though I do not like the headpiece at all.

My intent was to come home, get my other camera and head back to the mas camp but my word, it started pouring . torrential downpour, in Port of Spain and did not let up! I passed through flood (on the bus route), saw the Eastern Main Road totally covered in water, people's homes collapsed, a billboard collapsed, houses flooded out with water, power outages and debris all over! I hope that no one was injured or suffered worse today; the force of the water brought rivers and drains to the brink and over flowing. Makes the whole fuss over costumes seem totally irrelevant in the face of that force of nature.

Anyway I will be back at the Mas Camp to get Part 2 of the costumes tomorrow, and you can always check out Afro Chic's blog as she informed that weather withstanding she would try to make a visit today as well.

For LOTS more close up shots check out my photobucket album here. (there are 146 pics which are still in the process of being uploaded).

p.s. feel free to use my pics on the forums lol; you can link to photobucket without any issues!

These boots were made for.....

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Vale Vibe and Island People Registration in NY

Check out and the flyer below for more information on live Island People models at the event, as well as how you can register for a costume at the Vale Breakfast Party, NY edition which takes place on Saturday August 30th!

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