Carnival Masks

A heavy conquistador
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Heavy Spanish conquistador was doomed to walk forever in parades.


Carnival Parade 2008 internal link   •  24th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 9 September 2008)   •  (Photo taken 12:06:04 Sunday 25 May 2008)   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CarnivalParade_3528B
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An oddly ominous patchwork
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He was one fellow you would not want to tassel with.


Carnival Parade 2008 internal link   •  24th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 9 September 2008)   •  (Photo taken 11:09:12 Sunday 25 May 2008)   •  © 2008 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CarnivalParade_3326B
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Feathered masks
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Despite the finely designed feather mask, her hands displayed happiness as they move through dance.


Carnival Parade 2008 internal link   •  24th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 9 September 2008)   •  (Photo taken 11:28:04 Sunday 25 May 2008)   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CarnivalParade_3469B
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Fixed gaze
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The gaze on this mask was fixed on the horizontal and did not change no matter where the sword was brandished. A religious knight.


Carnival Parade 2008 internal link   •  24th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 9 September 2008)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:22 Sunday 25 May 2008)   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CarnivalParade_3305B
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Chrome bearded
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The disguise was perfect. He appeared and old man with a chrome head and a long grey beard.


Carnival Parade 2008 internal link   •  24th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 9 September 2008)   •  (Photo taken 12:06:14 Sunday 25 May 2008)   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #CarnivalParade_3529B
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Hand Held
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This fellow raised up his hand-held mask briefly so he could chat with another person in the parade. The mask represented one of the monsters from the book, "Where The Wild Thing Are."


Masks As Apparel   •  San Francisco Public Library Bookmobile   •  San Francisco Carnival Parade 2010 external link   •  24th Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 9 July 2010)   •  (Photo taken 10:48:38 Sunday 30 May 2010)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Parade_5391BCX
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