there’s an annual fashion carnaval
held in jember, west java, indonesia called
jember fashion carnaval
it’s been 10 years but i can never go there.
they came to the mall near my house
and showed 7 costumes.
of course i didn’t miss the opportunity to see & take pictures of them.
the costumes are spectacular!!
it could weigh up to 20 kgs.
spanned around 3 meters wide and high.
those costumes required a good stamina to walk around with it
they paint their face beautifully
they create and perform different theatrical expressions
they dance, walk, and pose.
dance again… walk again… pose again…
they bring an unusual theme.
above is tsunami
the show is held on 3.6 kms “catwalk” city street
this event has been recorded in MURI ( Indonesia Record Museum ) as the fashion show with the longest catwalk
most of the models are college and school students
the model could be a girl when i think she’s a man
and vice versa
the ornaments put at the costume carefully
and it’s overwhelmed me to think about how they came up with the idea of putting all the elements together
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