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Friday, September 17, 2010

Bourgeois Sneak Peek

This is not "ole " mas at all! Looking good Mas Jumbies, making me wish I had the energy to do both Jouvert and play mas all day Monday.

Does this not look like you could go straight from Jouvert to Monday Mas ? Switch out the skirt to boy shorts and you are set!

Les Dames Vertes (The Green Ladies). 
Costume has a shin length split skirt; gold and green bangles included.

Carnival Updates

This month has been pretty quiet as far as band launches go, we only have Genesis slated to launch on September 26th. Then we start back the band launches in earnest on October 1st with Pulse 8 and I am really looking forward to their presentation this year as I heard Sandra Hordatt collaborated with Richard and Anthony designs for one of Pulse 8 sections!

Some interesting news came my way, straight from the "horses mouth" concerning costume production and issues over quality that a certain band experienced. After believing that the producer was to blame for the problems I was informed that the band in question not only had a severley limited budget per costume they also switched out the "genuine" gems on the costumes with cheaper acrylic versions. And, to add insult to injury they even ordered BROWN feathers (for a blue costume) because they were significantly cheaper than buying the correct colour, and in order to achieve the desired colour they bleached the brown feathers and tried to dye them blue! Well, that certainly explains the drain water effect and someone really wanted to pass that off as how the feathers were supposed to look? humph! Mouth open, tory jump out!

I was told that even though a certain new band is also using the same producer that this new band is NOT switching out materials for the cheaper version and if they have to take a reduced profit (or none at all) this band will ensure that masqueraders get exactly what they paid for. Sounds good!

So, if you have been emailing BLISS for information on registration for the band you may have gotten a reply that they are taking TLC card holders and "past masqueraders" only. Now tell me, how does a brand new band have "past masqueraders"? I guess this may be an attempt to satisfy the TLC holders that lucked out of a costume in TRIBE, who knows! All I can say is that some people are not happy at all that they got shut out of BOTH bands!

Island People has sold out of all females in Vega and Mars Secret, slow and steady wins the race, so I guess YUMA is not the only band where the males are lagging behind. And speaking of YUMA even though the band is sold out online and females are sold out in the mas camp I have heard of females being registered in Aries just this week, so I am guessing that if you go to the mas camp you MIGHT have some luck! I believe you can still get a MALE costume in Sagittarius, Pisces, Capricorn and Virgo.

Showtime Mas has not updated their website as yet but here is a preview of their costumes from their Carnival 2011 presentation "Colours of Green"... is that a Baby Doll section I see? Interesting!

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