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MWL_20070122_5466.jpg- As Rodney Duncan begins “papering” the costume’s frame, Bobb looks on. She will see the costume’s progress in big jumps over the weeks leading up to Carnival.
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MWL_20070125_5582.jpg- Preshaped and taped wire rods for the costume construction
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MWL_20070125_5585.jpg- For the Carnival band, Amazonia, plastic moulds are cut and shaped to make cups for headpieces.
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MWL_20070125_5587.jpg- Plastic shell shapes are painted for effect before being glued to costumes.
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MWL_20070125_5594.jpg- Rodney Duncan and a friend chat while work continues on Bobb's costume.
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MWL_20070118_5270.jpg- Anra Bobb sorts costumes for her children's band "It’s Festival Time" at her home in San Fernando
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MWL_20070118_5279.jpg- The trophy room in Anra Bobb's home collects more than two decades of awards for her portrayals and children's bands produced with her late husband Leslie.
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MWL_20070122_5419.jpg- Bobb discusses Stephen Derek’s sketch for her 2007 costume while the band leader and designer (right) shapes the costume from metal tubing and fibreglass
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MWL_20070122_5428.jpg- Bobb discusses Stephen Derek’s sketch for her 2007 costume while the band leader and designer (right) shapes the costume from metal tubing and fibreglass
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MWL_20070204_6249.jpg- Anra Bobb oversees final costume fit and preparation of her band "It’s Festival Time" at Guaracara Park in San Fernando,
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MWL_20070204_6283.jpg- Anra Bobb oversees final costume fit and preparation of her band "It’s Festival Time" at Guaracara Park in San Fernando,
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MWL_20070204_6305.jpg- Anra Bobb oversees final costume fit and preparation of her band "It’s Festival Time" at Guaracara Park in San Fernando,
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MWL_20070204_6308.jpg- Anra Bobb oversees final costume fit and preparation of her band "It’s Festival Time" at Guaracara Park in San Fernando,
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MWL_20070204_6342.jpg- Anra Bobb prepares to present her band "It’s Festival Time" at Guaracara Park in San Fernando,
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MWL_20070206_6352.jpg- Rodney Duncan, surrounded by the crescents of the two kings and queens that Derek is preparing for competition, glues netting into place on “Ohina.”
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MWL_20070206_6358.jpg- Rodney Duncan, surrounded by the crescents of the two kings and queens that Derek is preparing for competition, glues netting into place on “Ohina.”
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MWL_20070207_7520.jpg- Gluing fringe to a strip of cloth for Ohina.
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MWL_20070207_7529.jpg- Rodney Duncan works on an individual's costume for Stephen Derek's band, Amazonia.
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MWL_20070207_7538.jpg- Camilla Sandy, right is helped by a visitor to the camp. Sandy’s nickname is “10” after her mother’s sobriquet, “20.”
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MWL_20070207_7541.jpg- Stephen Derek works on the framework for Bobb's costume, Ohina, Lady of D’Morning
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MWL_20070207_7573.jpg- Across the road from the camp, these workers prepare mesh netting on a frame for Bobb's costume.
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MWL_20070207_7610.jpg- Joyce Richards glues fibreglass rods on “Ohina.”
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MWL_20070208_7638.jpg- As the costume grows and time runs short, finishing work moves to the road on the day that Ohina will first appear at the preliminary competition for the Queen of Carnival.
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MWL_20070208_7655.jpg- Backstage at the Jean Pierre Complex, in tents pitched on multipurpose courts built for sports, Anra Bobb is made up for her first appearance as Ohina, Lady of D’Morning.
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MWL_20070208_7661.jpg- Backstage at the Jean Pierre Complex, in tents pitched on multipurpose courts built for sports, Anra Bobb is made up for her first appearance as Ohina, Lady of D’Morning.
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MWL_20070208_7666.jpg- Less than an hour before the preliminaries of the National Carnival King and Queen competition is scheduled to begin Bobb's costume is off loaded from trucks in the parking lot of the Jean Pierre Complex.
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MWL_20070208_7687.jpg- The costume is quickly assembled around Anra Bobb, with designer and builder Stephen Derek stepping in to tighten and adjust the costume for fit and comfort.
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MWL_20070208_7714.jpg- Stephen Derek fits the head piece to Bobb’s head in the wings of the stage
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MWL_20070208_7722.jpg- In seconds, as the music hums louder and the announcer declares her arrival, Anra Bobb will take to the stage, transformed by yards of mylar, feathers, glittering trim, fibreglass, and aluminium poles into designer Derek’s vision of Ohina, Lady of D’Morning.
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MWL_20070208_7728.jpg- Anra Bobb portrays Ohina, Lady of D’Morning at the Queen of Carnival Preliminaries. The costume did not advance to the finals.
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MWL_20070208_7737.jpg- Happy and concerned colleagues help Anra Bobb out of the costume after it has crossed the stage.
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MWL_20070212_7928.jpg- During the day, Bobb, takes a meeting at her job in the public service.
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