For my second Talk Bout Dis... Talk Bout Dat post, I figured I would write about something that I have noticed is becoming a very popular trend for Toronto 2K12 carnival.... Tiaras!
(*picture of a tiara from Fantasy Carnival)
This year many bands have opted to give masqueraders the option of a jeweled tiara or headband instead of a feathered headpiece.
Tribal Knights- Juicy Blues
Carnival Nationz- The Pink Dominion
Carnival Nationz- Rio
Saldenah- Fire and Ice
Saldenah- Crystal Dreams
Saldenah- Topazmic Explosion
Saldenah- Emerald's Finest
Renaissance Mas Productions- Gracious Fortune
Renaissance Mas Productions- Lustful Destruction
Renaissance Mas Productions- Flourish
Fantazia International- Splendid Beauty
Black Sage Carnival
In reviewing the pictures for this post, I was surprised to realize that almost every band this year has one section with a tiara type headpiece.
I think this option may be favorable to masqueraders who don't mind a light weight jeweled tiara rather than a feathered headpiece which might get a bit hot after a few hours (and potentially leave an interesting tan afterwards lol).
But I also know one of my girlfriends' would prefer a feathered headpiece any day. She does her best to keep it in tact on the day of, so that it can be added to her personal collection of memorabilia. I personally don't mind either option, but I do find it interesting that the tiara may eventually become part of the norm.
Some bands are offering an either/or option, where masqueraders could choose between one or the other. On the other hand, some bands may charge a little bit extra to upgrade from the tiara to headpiece.
Sooooo what are your thoughts on the Tiara trend?
Do you like it?
This year will you be playing in a section with a tiara headpiece?
Do you mind paying extra for a feathered headpiece?
What are your thoughts? : )