by Angeliska on March 4, 2011
We’re in a mad flurry of sequin sewing, trim-gluing and puppet-building leading up to Fat Tuesday,
so I had better share this rundown of pictures from last year’s big day now, before I get buried up
to my neck in sparkles and frippery! I can only pray that we are blessed with such weatherly perfection
this year, and that we manage to turn ourselves out so resplendently! We ended up missing out on all
the Lundi Gras festivities (travesty!) in order to complete our ensembles – but I have to say that I think
our sacrifice was well worth it. I was very proud of what we created! Colin made his amazing mushroom
costume in ONE NIGHT. When the going gets weird, the weird go pro! Hope we can pull it off again,
and have time to ramble properly instead of glueing and sewing until the wee hours. Make it work!
Epic stained glass ballerina!
✸ Police shut down a community Mardi Gras costume sale that’s been happening annually for about 20 years. For real, y’all?
NOPD doesn’t have anything better to do than hassle people selling handmade costumes for carnival? So fucked up and absurd.
Our friends Scary Toesies tried to have a lovely little garden party the other night, and perform their puppetshow, Mummy Dust
for everybody, but the cops came and not only nixed the show (which was really rather sedate and not all that noisy) and then
forced everybody to leave the premises. Apparently this is happening a lot to venues and parties in the Bywater. I remember when
I couldn’t even get the police to come when people were being robbed at gunpoint in front of my house. Now if you call on a noise
complaint, they come in force.
✸ Somehow, I never posted pictures from Mardi Gras 2009! How silly!
So, until I get around to a redux, here they are for your perusal!
Mardi Gras 2009
One day I’ll do a full retrospective of my costumes over the years, and
get real organized! Yeah! One of these days!