Tag Archive for costumes

Making Mas Different

We’ve spoken about it time and again here on Islandista – the ‘artistry vs sexy’ dilemma that faces fans of mas. And if we’re being honest, it’s truly a financial dilemma too. Because the makers of what is often called…

Baje & Power X 4 unveil their costumes

They’re baaaaack! Barbados’ two biggest bands, Baje International and Power X Four both unveiled their costumes on Friday in different ways. Power X Four sent an e-newsletter to their mailing list with a ‘sneak peek’ of their costumes while Baje International…

More costume bands from NYC to Bim

Week by week, Barbados’ Crop-Over festival is heating up with more bands launching. Small and mid-size bands such as Wednesday 2000, Jump and Ooutraje have all launched recently. Our initial reaction to Wednesday 2000 was … mehhhh. A lot of the…

Artistry vs. sexy – the mas dilemma

Beautiful … but artistic? (photo credit: Baje International) It is getting close to the summer Carnival season in the Caribbean and its diaspora. In the next few months, St. Vincent, St.Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, Grenada, Toronto, London and New York will…