Caroline Thomas


Fantastical headpieces, Feather headdresses, Papier-mâché, Foam, Painting, Handmade flowers


For my day job, I design the Proteus parade as well as paint floats for various parades in New Orleans and Mobile. I have applied many of my float construction skills to my costume craft, including paper mache and handmade flowers. I started making feather headpieces back in 2008 after visiting Trinidad for Carnival. I fell in love with how a massive crown of feathers can make anyone look like a queen.

Please be mindful for custom work that I often need to order feathers and other supplies online, which does require some time. Ideally, I would like a month to complete a project, especially around Mardi Gras where I need to stagger multiple at once.

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