So you want a frontline costume for Carnival 2014?…It’s more than JUST a costume

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  1. Elisa says:

    It’s frontline or NO COSTUME AT ALL!!

  2. Elisa says:

    It’s frontline or NO COSTUME AT ALL!!

  1. August 15, 2016

    […] Know Your Lines…And Your Budget Trinidad Carnival is among the big three of carnival events, next to Brazil and Colombia in it’s size and extravagance. This means that it is also one of the most expensive carnivals. Crop Over in Barbados, Miami Carnival and other slightly smaller events will still put you back 4 figures with travel, lodging, fetes and costumes included, but with Trinidad—expect to pay slightly more. So before you set your sights on a big and blingy frontline costume, realize that the costume itself may set you back more than $1,000US alone. Individual or Section Leader costumes (such as the Fantasy design above right aka the most extravagant) can range upwards of $1,500 to $2,500 and more, typically those prices aren’t advertised. Backline costumes (less feathers, etc) will range from $600 to $800, this all depends on the carnival band you want to jump with. Remember that with frontline and section leader costumes, you may have less mobility with a bigger costume and there’s an expectation that you will be photographed more and generally attract more attention. So you have to be ready for it. […]

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