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Friday, June 15, 2007

Viva Las Vegas

Visited Jamaal Maglorie & Toronto Revellers' mas camp to see their Viva Las Vegas Caribana costumes. The room displaying the costumes is small and narrow and entirely black. I find displaying the costumes on black mannequins really makes them pop. Jamaal was there to say hi and asked us if we needed any help.
This is Toronto Revellers second year and they went from #15 in 2006 to the number 3 spot on the road, very impressive.
Their website http://www.torontorevellers.com/ is not up yet.


Showtime

My favourite costume. The vibrant blue really stands out... soft feathers, shimmery ocean coins... I could love wearing this.




Stardust

Show Me the Money
The very trendy multi strand seedbead necklace can be worn after Caribana, very nice. The jewels on the bra are a simple, yet pretty touch. Very fine beading hanging down off the waist band.



Casino Royale



Fan Dancers

Sin City SOLD OUT
Wedding Blitz SOLD OUT

For the fellas


and the kiddies



Several bands continue to improve on quality and pay closer attention to detail each year, resulting in stunning costumes. When you know you would love to wear a few costumes from a few bands, the designs are improving, making your decision more difficult!
From seeing the detail in these simply sexy costumes, I'd say Toronto Revellers is a contender for Band of the Year.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. Which Mas camp has the best showroom/costume display in your opinion? Toronto Caribbean Connection (TCC) at 43 Golden Gate,looks the best.The costumes are amazing.Great choices if you take pride in quality & detail.

bootsman said...

http://www.toronto-lime.com/carnival/toronto_mascamps.htm

TCC address is 34 Golden Gate CT
Off Brimley between Sheppard north off Ellesmere

Karabana said...

Thanks Anon Bootsman & Welcome to the blog! :-)
That's a hard q to answer... I haven't been to all the camps, I'd like to check out a few more to better answer that... I will try to go to TCC.

buublenut said...

Going to have to jump up with this band for a little bit for sure :)

Anonymous said...

Checked out this mas camp on Sunday and the display and costumes were fantastic.Imagine matching mas boots on show.
TCC has elevated mas one more level

D Trini in Me said...

Love the colors. I like Sin City

gtwarrior said...

i love showtime....

Karabana said...

There was a lot of publicity pics taken of Sin City, + it's rather different, that's prob why it sold out... Yeah, Showtime, also sold out now, is so vibrant, huh?

JJ said...

wonderful photos. you can see the details and craftmanship in each piece. lovely work!

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