Baje International launched their new website yesterday evening. Interested masqueraders can view costumes as well as register online; the registration process is not instantaneous however. The procedure is you fill in all the information, then receive a confirmation email and await a call from someone from the mas camp to verify all your information. I hope by the time the call is returned the section you registered for is not sold out!!
From the costumes available I really like Storms of Africa, the red and black combination stands out amongst a sea of pastels and I am loving the headpiece. Second choice would be, for me, The Lost Tribe as I love the colours and headpiece on that one too. I just wish they had the option to view the costumes much larger than that tiny window view. The use of jewelry instead of the standard neck piece is a nice departure from the other costumes. I only have one criticism and it is that some of the bras look as if they offer no support for ladies larger than a B cup!
STORMS OF AFRICA
THE LOST TRIBE
Is it just me or do the costumes all have that “Made in China/Neckelmann’s” vibe going on? Seriously, this is not bashing Baje but all the costumes have that “look”, you know where the bra and waist band is decorated with every inch covered in patterned sequins and the skimpy beads fall in a certain way; even the headpieces look as if they came as part of the package. Nevertheless it works for them, China made costumes or not, and I wish them all the success for Crop Over.