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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Greeze- Han Is That You?

A comment left on my post "Skullduggery's Prices" led me to do some investigating of my own:
Empath has left a new comment on your post "Skullduggery Prices":

Cally, I will have to take back my wrods after an internet search nearly made me think twice!

I was quite interested in Greasehan, but a friend noted that he was certain that he had seen that costume before...lo and behold a google search found this...the EXACT same suit used as a base for the costume...
all down to the hat! I am very disappointed ....this cannot be compared to Macfarlane (even though his costumes use local materials...they are all made from scratch!). shame....
And here I was thinking Skullduggery's "Greeze-Han" dress and suit were made from paper money, coated with waterproof material! I guess Bikini, Beads and Feathers (BBF) costumes are not the only ones coming from China!

Money Bunny and Pimp Costumes can be found HERE:

Which brings me to the argument that critics have been lambasting BBF bands with is that the BBF costumes are not being made in Trinidad and we are destroying our culture. So, if BOTH sets of costumes, BBF and "Marse" are importing materials or whole sale costumes and embellishing them with extras how is that different? Trinidad does not manufacture feathers or beads but we surely do not manufacture money suits, tattoo sleeves, skull stockings, plastic chains and skulls either! ....Food for thought.

Well, we can take comfort in knowing that in BOTH "BBF" and  these "marse" costumes some elements ( like the headpieces, back packs, wings, leg  & hand pieces), and in some cases full costumes, are still made in Trinidad....right?

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