Monday, December 13, 2010
How much more different should a person be able to alter their costume once they have paid and received their costume?
A friend and I ended up in a debate today over altering a costume. As a designer I never mind people altering a costume just a tad because it made them stand out and be unique, but I am absolutely against people making their own costume. Just because of the initial design and materials used, I do not want someone’s costume in my section to look completely different from the rest. It might end up looking like a bootleg version to the section or a bad reflection on you as a designer. This year numerous people have been placing orders to customize or create additional items for their costume. How drastic should a person be allowed to go? Is it disrespectful to the band/ designer if a person alters their costume? My friend stated that minor adjustments are cool, but adding large backpacks or collars is disrespectful to the designer and will cause a big issue with the band. What if the band gave you permission to customize you r costume, how far should a person be allowed to go? Should you obtain permission from the designer/ band? Some people believe that once you paid for a costume its free reign to do whatever they want to it, the band already received their money.
What’s your take on this issue?
* Picture from www.haitrim.com
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I have been neglecting my poor blog, but I am back now and ready to blog from now until Trinidad carnival 2k11. Everyone have been asking about the footwear post that I did last year for every section in Ramajay. I apologize for its late appearance, but here goes the first section (Mines of Course LOL) Aphrodite.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Its almost a month away from Ramajay's Band Launch. Are you ready to be transformed into a goddess? We stepped it up a notch, so be prepared.
"Premier All-Inclusive Mas Band"
OFFICIAL BAND LAUNCH
LABOR DAY 2010 PRESENTATION: "LA FEMME: Reveal the mystery of woman..."
6pm - 12am
Live models displaying costumes
Music by: GB God Bless, Spoil Brattz, Natural Freaks, Infamous Sounds
Hosted by: Mr. Groove