#CarnivalChronicles: I Choose ROGUE!

It’s all happening so fast! In the beginning I wasn’t super thrilled with any of the costumes I saw, but after sitting down and seriously giving them a good look through, I fell in love with a few. I shed some of my restrictions and inhibitions and really pictured myself in some of these. The one that stole my heart was Azrael from Rogue’s Badass theme. All of the characters were well thought out and I liked all of them. Mera, Kitana, and Ryder were also on my list. I loved seeing some nerd culture mixed in with Caribbean. I also heard a lot of good things about Rogue and new I wanted to jump with them. I was sold from the moment I read about late start on the road. I could party late, sleep in, and take time to get ready?!? YES! I don’t care to cross the stage multiple times for competition. Of course I still want to experience that, but I also want to be able to enjoy myself with my friends. And I mean, look at this costume, how could you not love it?

I wasn’t thrilled about the committee approval, but decided to try anyway. My friend in Trinidad helped me get through, and I was able to register yesterday. I really loved the face mask and details on the frontline version, but I liked the bra and less leg pieces of the backline. I also didn’t have the money to commit to full frontline. So I split the difference and paid for the add ons to backline. I’ll probably make or buy a separate face mask to complete the look. Here’s the price breakdowns.

I still paid a bit more than I had initially expected, but I want the full look. I heard from a few people that costume prices were more than last year, so that’s also something else to consider. Also for those of you that don’t know, this price also includes lunch for both days, DJs on the trucks, vibes, and:

  • Your Gamer Gear

  • Goodie Bag Gamer Essentials

  • Unlimited Premium Bars including alcoholic & non-alcoholic drink options inclusive of Scotch, Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Gin, Beers, Cognac + more

  • A BADASS Pit Stop with a chance to pause to pump, pause, then pump again

  • ROGUE (private) Security

  • ROGUE (on-site) Paramedics

  • ROGUE (mobile) Restrooms

  • Roaming ROGUE Photographers

As the countdown continues, I’m just focusing on which fetes to go, what food to eat, and which sneakers to go with this outfit!

Allyuh excited for carnival or wah?

- L