You’ve seen it on Her Happy Trails time and time again. Guess what? It’s about that time again! Barbados Crop Over and Kadooment is fast approaching.
Masquerading (dressing up incognito or costume) is an old African tradition in which to remove evil spirits and bring luck to the village, they would dance around in masks and costumes. The basic attire was produced of things such as grass, twine, beads, feathers, and bones. If this intrigues you, I highly suggest doing more research. It’s pretty impressive to see then compared to the elaborate designs now decorating the streets. Today it’s a celebration involving hundreds and thousands of people in several different countries parading around in elaborate costumes, bedazzled skin jewelry, and beautiful body paint.
Just like last year, I was able to work with a great team putting together the grand finale showing off this seasons costumes. Designers Sheena Gill and Sandie Archer got to observe their creations come to life with a runway show hosted at Harbour Lights in Bridgetown, Barbados.
With my hands in the hair working with the talented Anya Wiles, creative makeup artists, a variety of jewels and all final touches complete, we were prepped and ready for the event!
Brett Callaghan is the founder and managing director of Totally Barbados. I specialize in writing content for the tourism industry for my island home of Barbados. I help companies build strategies to grow their businesses online with SMART marketing, advertising, and social media goals.