Carnival organizers want permanent place for costumes

A carnival costume

As this year’s carnival celebration gets going more recommendations are being made for a permanent house for costumes built for the festivities.

Costume builders and carnival organisers have been lamenting the fact that costumes built every year are just stacked away and may never be seen again.

Costumes are built annually for contestants of the queen, teen and princess pageants, as well as for carnival costume bands.

One builder Darnely Guye has expressed the view that a permanent place to have the costumes on display will help push Dominica’s carnival product forward and the economy by extension since visitors will be able to view the builders’ work of art.

He is also of the view that the costumes can be used as models for teaching Dominicans about costume building and designing.

“It shouldn’t be something for one season,” he said. “It should be placed in something like a museum in which we can house a workshop.”

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7 Comments

  1. naturelover
    February 14, 2011

    Fully support that ,long overdue…too much effort goes into these costumes,,,eally hope it works out nuff talk let us make it happen

  2. Very Interested
    February 14, 2011

    This is one thing that should have been done from the 70 so meny great costumes that have been destroyed in the past Danley you have my support.I asking Mr Alwin Bully to give his support to such a great suggestion

  3. mal vat
    February 14, 2011

    1st of all yall need to start building real deal costumes.. start stealing and not copying.. cause yall cant copy at all look at this blue thing they calling a costume.. what de rass is this? lmfao good artist copy…GREAT ARTIST STEAL. Learn that. Start looking at Brazil and Trini costumes to vole a few tings from.. They import alot of their materials and most times full costumes from CHINA..do allu homework and invest man!!!

    Anoda ting.. Dominica have some of the best looking female sin the caribbean yet they playing shy.. a set of mampee woman with untidy tayaty on belly boom boom unsexyness that does role in them ting.. and the ppl only chip they dont wild out.. costume band is boring boy. yall have no idea… some one suggested once to get everyone to be in costume take away t-shirts but i say it would not work.. cause by the time 6pm reach is FREE UP TIME and that would never dhange.. we have no specators in Dominica Carnival every one is involved. Tshirt bands are the best …..1 the cheaper 2 they more hype 3 they just more fun that boring make shift ting…. FIX YALL GAME UP!!!!

    AND DOMINICAN WOMAN PLZZZZZ THE MAMPEE ONES DO SOME WORK OUT B4 VAL..

    • islegyal
      May 2, 2011

      For your information, that costumes happened to be the work of a school band and if you can do better come out and prove yourself. I think they did and excellent job with the minimal resources that they had. The beauty of that costume is at the back.

      Also. I am proud that our women do not feel the need to expose everything good gave them in order to make a good impression, Dominica’s carnival is unique and should not look to imitate anyone else’s.

      I am absolutely certain that you are nothing to shout at. Before put others down take a good look at yourself.

  4. Eyes Wide Open
    February 14, 2011

    This is a great idea!!!

  5. sure
    February 14, 2011

    time to step the game up.. hear dat!… also make more elaborate ones… the touism aspect of it is budding… go Danley!!!

  6. No Dog Bark
    February 14, 2011

    Great idea Danley

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