So, New Orleans has this crazy vibe during Carnival season. On a scale between “a literal city” and “Burning Man”, it ranks somewhere around “the square root of WTF”, with parades running first on weekends, then increasing to every day as Mardi Gras approaches. So naturally, I figured the best way to experience this would be to dive right in. When I heard that the Kaiju Flambeaux Corps was looking for people to march in radio-synchronised LED suits, I jumped at the chance.
A good portion of any lit costume like this is finding a garment to use. Our parameters were something relatively-translucent and white. I found a dinner jacket on Amazon, then ordered it from the manufacturer’s website for about $10 less.