Saturday, December 23, 2006

New Orleans: Skeleton Krewe 2003

Skeleton Krewe 2003
Originally uploaded by skeletonkrewe.
Discovered a swell New Orleans marching society called the Skeleton Krewe. They march ahead of the floats on Fat Tuesday, it says.

Love the imagination and blanc et noirness. Early parades in NO were populated not by floats but by big-headed costumers like these.

Of course, big costume heads are difficult. While they must be fun to design, construct and paint, parading while wearing the head must be uncomfortable.

One day I'd love to see an art show associated with our parade. Skulls such as these would make an attention-demanding exhibit.