I am not going to get into any long debate about the reuse of costumes from Trinidad in other Carnivals, especially since the overseas masqueraders do not seem to mind wearing recycled costumes and the Trinidad bands are trying to recoup their losses; who am I to decry them for making a dollar?
However, I thought it interesting that St Lucian Carnival band Toxik not only has TWO sections from Pulse 8 Trinidad Carnival 2009 as sections in their presentation "Dreams...Living the Impossible";
Pulse 8 band launch, Trinidad Carnival 2009
Toxik, St Lucia Carnival 2009
BUT they also recycled a costume that has already been recycled in 2007 by the band Just 4 Fun!!
Wicked Waitress, Pulse 8 2007
Just 4 Fun St Lucia Carnival 2007
Toxik St Lucia Carnival 2009
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