Austin Carnaval costume

You may have seen from an earlier post on making the mohawk headpiece for my Austin Carnaval costume. I found this braided metallic mesh tubing at Jo-Ann Fabrics:
braided mesh tubings at Jo-Ann

…and decided to add fringes to the back of the mohawk:
adding fringes of metallic woven tubing adding fringes of metallic woven tubing

Beyond that, it was on to making the rest of my “Road Warrior in White” costume:

I made a fingerless glove, with straps made from fold-over elastic.
I also made a small purse to carry my phone and keys and credit cards.
glove, with straps made from fold-over elastic close-up of glove and purse for road warrior costume

And of course, apocalypse would not look the same without huge “football shoulder pads”. Here’s the back view of shoulder pads, on dress form:
shoulder pads on dress form
…and with chains added:
shoulder pads with chain trim

And voilà! Here are my posed “studio” pics of completed costume:
road warrior costume: completed road warrior costume: completed road warrior costume: completed road warrior costume: completed

And here are my Carnaval “action” pics:

Performance by the Austin Samba School’s troupes:
performance by the Austin Samba School's troupes

Samba dance troupe
Samba dance troupe

With masked purple woman
with masked purple woman

With couple in red/yellow
with couple in red/yellow

With people who made their own costume
with people who made their own costume

With “cowboy” couple
with

With woman in purple/green costume with fascinator
with woman in purple/green costume with fascinator

With couple also all in white
with couple also all in white

With “firemen” and woman in red; pouch has been moved to front
with

With other “road warriors”
with other

With yet another hot celebrant
with yet another hot celebrant

With yet another woman in red
with another woman in red

With a whole bunch of “insects”!
with a whole bunch of

One “occupational hazard” of getting up close and personal with other people to take pics with them is that you end up wearing their glitters! 🙂
occupational hazard, OPG: other people's glitter :)