Male Costumes – TT$2,020 (US$323) Female Backline Costumes – TT$2,020 (US$323) Female Frontline Costumes – TT$3,600 (US$576)
Lower-end carnival costume brands may offer a wide range of beautifully designed midline carnival costumes, with average prices ranging from $450 – $600, but their premium costume lines costing more than double that.
Women backline costumes range from $165-350USD whereas midline and frontline costumes cost between $400-850USD. Male costumes are usually within the $150-300USD range. Bonus Tip: Unlike every other Caribbean Carnival , Canadian laws prohibit masquerade bands from serving alcohol at Caribana Grande Parade.
Easily, your total costume expenses can run between $700 USD to $1400 USD. Yeah, that seems to be a wide dollar range but there’s a couple ways to keep it on the lower end.
Carnival’s visitor arrivals have grown by 60 per cent since the late 1990s and continue to grow annually. Similarly, Government reports indicate that revenue from Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival exceeds on average US$100 million.
Cruise ships have a wide variety of restaurants onboard, and some of our restaurants enforce dress codes . For women, the dress code may ask for sundresses, skirts and blouses, dress shorts and capri pants are acceptable. Don’t wear flip flops, sleeveless shirts (for men), cut-off jeans, T-shirts or gym shorts.
Visitors. Many visitors get into Carnival during their stay and are encouraged to dress up to partake in the fun. Visitors who know they want to dance with a Samba school can order their costumes in advance to make sure that they will match so they can dance in one of the local parades.
Origin. The Mas tradition started in the late 18th century with French plantation owners organizing masquerades (mas) and balls before enduring the fasting of Lent. The slaves, who could not take part in Carnival , formed their own, parallel celebration called “Canboulay”.
Caribana has been run annually since 1967, first performed as a gift from Canada’s Caribbean community, as a tribute to Canada’s Centennial. Billing itself as a multicultural nation, the Canadian government invited ethno-cultural groups to contribute celebrations with representations of their ethnic diversity.
What is a Mas Band ? Mas Bands are organizations that are the heart and soul of carnival parades. They consist of a group of parade-goers, who all pay and wear a joint group costume and march in the parade together.
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