|Every year, at the beginning of March,
Dominicans look forward to Mas Domnik
( Dominican Masquerade ). The bands play, the people dress up and dance! One thing they
are very good at is making costumes from 'scrap' material.
The Sensay costume is the favourite.
It's a scary mask , worn over the face, usually with horns, and large platform clog
boots finish the effect. The costumes are made from layer upon layer of banana or cloth,
frayed rope, and old plastic.
Have a look at these Sensay masks and costumes .... perhaps
you would like to design one or make one for yourself!! You can see more Mas Domnik
pictures at Delphis.
We made some masks too... have look