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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

In Costume


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What If
Mas Band: Cable & Wireless Contact Band
Theme: The People Who Came
Section: East Indians
Band Leader: Anthony Layne
Designer: Chesterfield Haynes
Location: National Stadium, St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Barbados Crop Over 2007 - Kadooment Day
(08-06-2007)

So you buy a costume for $300 (Barbados Dollars) and you are rearing to go. The stage awaits you, and the music is boiling inside you. You grab a drink and all things seem possible. That is the easy part.

But sometimes we forget the costumes designers and band leaders. They have to come up with some theme clever enough to grip the attention of the revelers and the viewers every year. I am sure it is hard work. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of costumes have to be made to accommodate the ever rising influx of people who want to just jump in a band. Young or old, it does not matter. The revelers want to look beautiful in their costumes. They want a whole lot of bang for their dollars.

So here is a big thank you to the designers and band leaders that keep the carnival moving every year in Barbados. Think of what Crop Over would be like without designers, band leaders and all the other folks that make it happen.

NOTE:
New images of Kadooment Day 2007 will be added from time to time as I edit and process them. So check back when time permits. Thanks.
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3 comments:

  1. I for one am waiting to see the costume that barbados-in-focus wore! :-D

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  2. Ann, I was simply a spectator taking pictures. But I did have a Zulu costume back in 1995.

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  3. so this was the festival where that woman in the last post was...! seems to me like a very colorful and fun festival..wish i could see it live..but then your pictures already tell so much. very beautiful.

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