Normally I try to run a lagniappe to Blogging de Carnval just to keep on highlighting the less known facts about the tradition.
I discovered these amazing costumes at the Traditional Mas competition. Mr. Russell and his daughter designed and made their own costumes. These wonderful masqueraders, wearing traditional Indian mas, hail from the southern city of San Fernando. Take note of the amazing tin work all done by hand on these costumes. This is a dying tradition and it is rarely seen in mas anymore. How many times can I say amazing?