Yours truly, dressed as Lady Lavender.
Costumes work best when you wear them as a group. Who ya gonna call?
Snow-White And The Seven Drawfs
Wide shot: you can see a bit of Fred Flinstone on the left, moving on to Banana, Carrot and Pineapple, and the marching band.
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You can form a parade entry on your own, like this fellow with buzzers and bells. Many carnaval jokes are about literal interpretations of Dutch proverbs.
First car group: casino dancers performing antics to the house version of Les Lacs De Connemara.
Mocking the Dutch Eurovision 2010 entry.
This car broke down and then had to be pushed by the luckless pushers.
Haunted Castle paybox
Haunted Castle #1
Haunted Castle #2
A prince cart is decorated, but only carries a prince, his followers, and sometimes a band. They can look beautiful, though.
Spiderman rescues a tired child from the inanity! There were two mini-Spidermans near where I was standing. Other popular costumes were pirate (men), and beetle/bee (women).
haunted Castle #3
Bloody Nurse accompanied by woman pirate and beetle. Other fun costumes I spotted were Eve (woman in flesh-tint suit with leaves and a snake on strategic places) and Bag Of Fries.
Group #10 car while closed.
Group #10 based itself on the Indian Waterlilies fairy-tale in De Efteling. In the main animatronics show, a witch sings (Yma Sumac - Taita Inty), after which waterlilies open, elves come out and dance, while frogs make music. The text on the book is local slang: Now you see them, now you don't: even without 3D it's a world of difference
After the witch song, the troll cart opens, little elves spring from the back of the book and do a little dance.
Little waterlily between cars.
Cart 12 broke down later. That giant head fell down.
This year's winners. They were handing out cotton candy to the kids on route.
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