" This was my first experience with Carnival and wanted to be part of the street parade. Playing in Island People Mas was what we expected and more. Keep up the good work guys will definitely come again. "
Mas Camp information: #50 O'Connor Street, Woodbrook, Trinidad Phone#: 868-622 8145 or 622 9857 BBM Pin 26F2C411 Email
What are the Mas Camp’s opening hours? Monday to Friday 11am – 6pm Saturday 12pm – 4pm The Camp is closed on Sundays and public holidays
When I come to collect my costume at distribution, can I pay off my outstanding balance using my credit card? Unfortunately credit card payments are not accepted at the costume distribution center. Only cash (both TTD and USD) and linx debit cards are accepted at costume distribution.
What is REHUMANIZE? Listen to Marlon Grant below as he explains the concept:
Where should I sign up and make payments? We invite you to sign up on our website islandpeoplemas.com or at our Mas Camp (50 O’Connor Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad) ALL PAYMENTS SHOULD BE MADE DIRECTLY TO ISLAND PEOPLE MAS THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR MAS CAMP
ABSOLUTELY NO PAYMENTS OF ANY KIND ARE TO BE MADE TO ANYONE CLAIMING TO BE REPRESENTATIVES OF ISLAND PEOPLE MAS.
Can I get my costume delivered? Yes you can! Each year, we partner with a courier service to provide this convenient service to our masqueraders. The Service involves the following:
Costumer delivery directly to your door.
The price is TT$150 for POS and environs and TT$200 for POS to Arima or San Fernando
For the masquerader to be eligible for delivery, the costume has to be paid in full by February 1, 2013
Delivery times are to be chosen from 8am-12pm, 12pm-4pm and 4pm to 8pm
This service is provided by Caribbean Box Office
Why chapters and not sections? Island People Mas chooses to reference our sections as 'chapters' because every year you can look forward to a meaningful and interesting story.
What is the Band Route? The governing bodies make decisions on the composition of the route for each respective band and this information will be relayed in due course. It is our intention to cross ALL judging points once it does not negatively affect our masqueraders’ experience.
What entertainment is planned for Carnival Monday and Tuesday? The band will have several 40' music trailers powered by Trinidad's top sound companies, with music provided by twelve of Trinidad's finest D.J's. Every year we have special surprise guest appearances which have included Machel Montano, Swappi, Kevin Little, and more.
Is the band all-inclusive? (drinks, food, etc...) Yes, Island People Mas Band is an entirely ALL-INCLUSIVE BAND. There will be several 40' bars with specially designed trailers, low to the ground, for easy access by our masqueraders.
What are the Package Details? Please go to the PACKAGE DETAILS page for information on what special conveniences are available to you.
Are we going downtown? The band will make all effort to go to all competition/judging points.
What Payment methods are in place for persons living abroad registering online? Online payments can only be made via recognized credit card. All online payments require a 50% deposit to secure the chapter of choice.
What are the features of the designs? The Island People Mas design team has worked to create costumes that marry original designs with an exciting mix of materials. Additionally, materials have been sourced from the global market and feature some new intriguing elements. Each costume has been hand-made.
Who is Island People Mas creative team? Producing a band involves a great deal of team work. A fantastic design team has worked together for several months developing the band’s 2013 offering. The creative team for Island People Mas included the talents of designers such as:
Derrick Lewis- Creative Director and Godfather to the design team.
Marlon Grant –Creative Director of Island People Mas, he plays a core role in establishing the design concept and creative energy of the band. Originally from Galvanize Entertainment he is known for thinking 'outside the box' and pushing the creative limits of all the designers.
Tisha Neilson –originally from Galvanize Entertainment, her costumes have been featured in music videos and international magazines. She is known for producing quality costumes for Island People Mas since inception and is the head of Island People Mas' costume production department.
Sonia and Natania Mack – this mother and daughter team, are known for their elaborate "over the top" designs and, always leads the band’s road presentation. The name "Mack" has been associated with frontline carnival costumes for over 20 years.
Sandra Hordatt – an artist and seasoned costume designer, her creative and high quality designs are in high demand both locally and internationally. Her designs were used to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the Miss Universe pageant in 2006.
Renee “the BON” Williams- now in her 2nd year designing with Island People Mas. At only 22, she is already a well-known makeup artist by profession with several magazine, newsprint and blog covers and music video experience. Her 2012 design Eclipse, was a sexy limited edition chapter.
JP Richardson- also in his second year as part of the Island People Mas design team, JP uses his interest and passion for jewelry making to create costumes that weigh-in heavily on the ‘bling factor’. His designs evoke emotion as well as appeal to the accessory conscious masquerader.
Christian Boucaud- well known internationally for providing chic and comfortable resort wear and swim wear, Christian Boucaud is new to the Island People Mas family and new to the carnival costuming arena. Her love for African prints and patterns radiates in her costume design.
Gina Maingot- with many years experience in the carnival arena, Gina is now in her second year as part of the Island People Mas design team. She uses her passion for developing intricate male costuming to create works of art that stay true to the theme.
Michael Limchoy- “Uncle Michael” has been involved with Island People Mas since inception and uses his impeccable skill in craftsmanship and eye for detail to assist the designers in executing their visions. He is also part of the production team that assists with mass production and duplication.
Colin Greaves- a carnival baby who has been involved in all aspects of the festival including costume production, theme development and adjudication. He coordinates the various needs of the designers and manages the critique sessions as well as day to day camp operations.
How many chapters are in the band? There are 10 chapters in total.
Will the band compete on Carnival Tuesday? Island People Mas will participate at all judging points designated for Carnival 2013 as long as it does not disrupt the enjoyment and revelry of our masqueraders.
Why do we tell a story? Island People Mas is part of our lives and life is a story. As an Island People MAS-querader we trust that each person not only 'play deyself' in costume; but also portrays their role, hence giving life and meaning to the chapter. Your costume is not just a costume…it’s an opportunity to Re-Humanize.