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Mardi Gras costume by Ron Muncaster

Made 1992
Costume entitled 'Arabesque', consisting of transparent harem pants with black leather jock strap trimmed with gold balls, a pair of black rubber boots with curled up toes and gold trim, a large minaret shaped turban in black fabric trimmed with gold balls and tassel, and gold mesh wings mounted on fibreglass rods. On the arms are worn a pair of semi-circular gold and black place mats from which are suspended rows of black and gold balls.
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Mardi Gras costume by Ron Muncaster

Made 1992
Costume entitled 'Arabesque', consisting of transparent harem pants with black leather jock strap trimmed with gold balls, a pair of black rubber boots with curled up toes and gold trim, a large minaret shaped turban in black fabric trimmed with gold balls and tassel, and gold mesh wings mounted on fibreglass rods. On the arms are worn a pair of semi-circular gold and black place mats from which are suspended rows of black and gold balls.
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