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Carnival in Trinidad:  Then and Now





I don't mean to sound like an Old Fart, but the 1957 Carnival just seems to me so much more charming and weird and ingenious--look at those bipedal seahorses with the mermaid--than the current version, which seems to be about nothing more than bare flesh. Maybe the 2015 videographer simply did not film the weird costumes--but then again, every other video of the 2015 carnival on YouTube features the exact same stuff. Now, I like bare flesh as much as the next voyeur, but I would really prefer to see a papier-mache Godzilla any day.

Texas Ranger Cowboy Outfit

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Original image here. (Page 10).
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 12, 2015 | Comments (19)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Comics, 1950's

Nothing To Bragg About

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What do you suppose would be the most inappropriate Halloween costume to wear to any military base, especially Ft. Bragg? Yep, emergency response was initiated and a gate was shut down over some idiot showing up to the base in a suicide bomber costume.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Nov 01, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Holidays, Military, Terrorism and Terrorists, Goofs and Screw-ups

Alexander D’Agostino at Labbodies



Be sure to check out the "performance" around 23:00, when ballet slippers and a Skeletor mask come into play.

Things Stuck On Face

Brazilian artist Edu Monteiro photographs himself with things stuck on his face. Things such as an octopus, lycra and polystyrene, or a container of dirt. Explore more of his "self transformations" at his website: edumonteiro.com.


via Yahoo! News
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jun 11, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Photography and Photographers

Muskogee Stomp Dance



The level of ritual fervor seems decidedly low here. Also, lack of vintage garb is rather incongruous. All in all, I suspect, a pale shadow of what once was a vital artform.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat May 30, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Regionalism, Dance, Native Americans

Jail-Jamas

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Original ad here. (Page 2)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Feb 08, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Fashion, Stupid Criminals, Marriage, 1950's

Butterick Tweety Sewing Pattern

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Several currently for sale on Etsy and eBay.

Thanks to Deborah Newton.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 13, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Costumes and Masks, Horror, Reader Recommendation, Cartoons, 1980's

Where’s Wenda/Wilma?

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I never realized there were female counterparts to Waldo, nor that one could purchase Halloween costumes along those lines. But the disparity between Wenda and Wilma--or is that just two conflicting sides of the same woman?--is very confusing.


Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 30, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Holidays, Sex Symbols, Books
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