Monday, December 13, 2010

Costume Customizing

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?

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ramajay Mas - Aphrodite / Venus Shoe Post

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.

Please visit to see the rest of the sections.

All shoes are from

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Are you ready to Ramajay?

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"



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