Masks, In The 2012 Carnival Parade

African Doll Costume
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A costume and mask in the image of one of those classic African dolls.


African Outlet external link   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:39:30 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4462
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Fake Senorita Mask
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One girl was costumed as the classic Nicaraguan senorita, complete with a mask of a woman's face.


Ballet Folklorico Nicaragua Viva/Chavalo   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:49:46 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4505
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Recycling Bin And Bag Lady
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The folks from Recology paraded in the costumes of a Recycling Bin, and the classic image of a Bag Lady.


Recology   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:55:25 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4547
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Spanish Conquistadors
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Two men paraded in the outfits of Spanish Conquistadors, with bells sounding from around their legs.


Bolivia   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:09:56 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4638
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A Huge Bird
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This fellow was costumed as a large bird complete with a Comedy del Arte mask that gave the impression of a beak.


Bolivia   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:14:32 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4671
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Man Paraded Sans Mask
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This fellow paraded carrying his mask under his right arm.


Caporales   •  San Simon, California   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:55:17 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_4931
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Fellow Done Up In Splendor
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This fellow was done up in layers of fabrics and feathers to become an event in and of himself.


Latin American Workout (LAW)   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:14:20 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5040
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Light Caught The Mask
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Light caught the mask and caused it to almost appear to float in front of this woman's face.


Grupe Toto Mundo   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:20:14 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5086
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Combination Hat And Mask
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This lavish hat was decorated so far down its sides and front, that it doubled as a mask.


Aquarela Sambala   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:28:52 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5142
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Explosive Wrap Of Feathers
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This mask wrapped the woman's face in an explosion of feathers all appearing to have been blown back by a strong wind.


Trinidad & Tobago   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:47:06 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5306
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Silver Face With Top Hat
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This outfit was topped off with a silver head that matched the head on the staff. And was topped off with a small red top hat.


Somos Bolivia - CA & Bolivia Andina   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:50:38 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5323
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Exploding Eyes And Pipes
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This mask featured eyes exploded out of the head and two pipes for dope to create the psychedelic effect.


Somos Bolivia - CA & Bolivia Andina   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:52:54 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5336
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Wandering Men With Fake Faces
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Three wandering men with a boy all dressed in rags and wearing fake faces.


Garifuna Union Cultural Group   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:54:15 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5345
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Entirely Fake
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Here was a large puppet that became a mask and costume without the need to surround a human.


Mas Makers Massive   •  Masks In The 2012 Carnival Parade   •  24th Street near Bryant Street, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 10 June 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:13:37 Sunday 27 May 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5492
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