Making a Junkanoo costume is a time-consuming, tedious
process that takes skill and creativity.
costume is based on a particular group's theme. Once
the theme has been decided upon--not always an easy task--designers create
patterns on cardboard that form the basis for a group's
the pattern is complete, hundreds of brilliantly colored
layers of fringed crepe paper have to be pasted to it.
It's this fringe effect that provides texture and dimension
to the elaborate costumes.