Carnival Costume Designers
Day, more than 3 million people gather in Brooklyn, to celebrate
the West Indian American Day Parade. The largest carnival outside
Brazil, just about every Caribbean island has a band in the
dancing procession down Eastern Parkway.
Costume bands with as many as 300 people, called mas bands,
strut their stuff in themed costume presentations that are the
visions of the mas camps that meet all year round, planning
and sketching and constructing. These are the artists who create
the dazzling costume concoctions.