Parade and Costume Art

Workshops, Expositions, Parades and Parties

Ateliers in mask making, construction of paper mâché statues, sign making, costumes, refurbishing of historic float decorations from past parades, special throws and more.

Our Team of Artists

Is lead by Dan Dalrymple: Float builder, historian, lecturer and published author currently working on a book about the history of float building from its European roots to the construction of the first Mardi Gras floats in the US.

http://theroyalartists.com/

 Paper mâché statues to be mounted on floats

Paper mâché statues to be mounted on floats

 Carnival Masks

Carnival Masks

Some krewes in New Orleans are known for their special throws that are given out during parades and parties. They are usually rare, hand-made by krewe members, and highly coveted. 

Below are examples of Muses Shoes and Zulu Coconuts.

 Muses Shoes

Muses Shoes

 Zulu Coconuts

Zulu Coconuts