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Monday, November 23, 2009

Blast From The Past

Before the days of costume prototypes displayed at a band launch (well at least for Harts) as a masquerader we had nothing but our imagination to fill in what the colouring of gold glitters and sketch of the spikes on the headpiece would look like in reality. The year 2000, the band Harts and this was my section Temptation; I played in the teal option:

This costume stood out for me for several reasons, not least of which was because the actual headpiece was much prettier in person with lots of nice fluffy plumes, but the main reason is that I distinctly remember ten years ago vowing never to pay more than $1000.00TT for a costume. Well, here I am ten  years later paying six times that, though it must be taken into consideration that my costume for 2010 is frontline!

On a comparative costume to costume basis Harts prices have increased by approximately 330% in ten years, for a similar costume to Temptation of 2000 working with a price of $3300.00TT for the larger headpiece option. Using this mark up, do you think that in the year 2020 we masqueraders will be paying $10,000.00TT or $1600.00US for a regular costume?

Yes, I can hear you all stating adamantly that you will NEVER pay that ridiculous price for a costume, and I myself am thinking if that is the future price of a regular costume, what will it cost for the frontline!? Just remember that ten years ago I too swore that this costume at $995.00TT would be my last Temptation!

Makeup By Missy 2010

Makeup By Missy is back for Carnival 2010 with more customized eyeshadow pigments to complement your costume. Introducing makeup for TRIBE's The Mystery of Loulan, Osage and Threads of Morocco, colour combinations to come (please not the packages will also include gems, not pictured).

The Mystery of Loulan


Threads of Morocco

Each makeup package includes the following:
1 Tsp of each individual colour pigment ( 3 colours are included)
60 Gems

There are different options this year.

Option A). 2 Colours, 60 gems.$150TTD

Option B). 3 Colours, 60 gems.$190TTD

All containers now have sifters, so that it is easier dispense the pigments , without the mess.

These are highly pigmented colours at 1 tsp each.

You will also get a chart with suggested colour placement.

Spirit Gum is also available for an additional $30.00

To place your order, ask questions or make a request email: OR you can visit her facebook group "Make up by Missy" and request to join.
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