Royalites Xtreme - More pics

Royalites Carnival band started in the 1980s in St.Lucia. In 2002 the band was no longer active in St.Lucia Carnival. Royalites Xtreme launched in 2008 in Notting Hill Carnival. This year Royalites Xtreme returns to St.Lucian Carnival proving to be stylish, dynamic and creative. 

Royalites Xtreme 2009 theme 'Africa Our Soul' is well depicted from the fabric prints, patterns and color choices. Their costumes  have striking details; the shield in The Warrior, the massive neck piece of The Dancer and the wrapped draping cloth in Freedom. Unlike other bands which cater to really one type of reveler, this band has designed costumes for every sort of reveler (young & old, plus size to skinny and the male costumes remain masculine). I like that the section Tribe with all it's fabric is still vibrant and sexy. 

Below are a few pictures of Royalites Xtreme 2009 costumes. I definitely hope to see the other sections, The Warrior (zebra print), The Dancer (striking bold neckpiece) and Freedom (red, green and gold).

Tribe - Definitely for an older, even for a plus size female who may prefer not to be exposed. This costume has a matriarch feel. I can see Royalites founding revelers in a section like this. It's absolutely sexy, colorful and cool for the road. I can see them in the forefront of the band lineup, leading the way for its younger revellers.

Diamonds - This all white costume just screams 'DIVA' with it's sparkly bikini top and waist band. The feathered collar and waistband also.
The Hunted is the female costume to The Hunter, male costume. The Hunted is a wild cat. Ohhh, she's a fierce kitty with all her leopard print and tail. I see claw scratches and I can hear her roar. LOL!   I see lovely nails and makeup for this section.  The Sweet 7 will definitely have ideas for this section.

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  1. I THINK I RATHER LIKE THIS PORTRAYAL. I WATCHED THE LIVE FEED ONLINE & 1ST OFF I MUST COMMEND THE TEAM ON THAT VENTURE, IT PROVIDED PERSONS HOME & ABROAD TO TAKE IN ON THE ACTION & THAT WAS MUCH APPRECIATED DESPITE THE LATE START LOL.
    THE LAUNCH WENT SMOOTHLY & WAS AN ALL AROUND GOOD LOOK. SET UP, MUSIC, PRESENTATIONS ALL SUITED THE THEME SO KUDOS TO THE TEAM AGAIN ON THAT END.
    I'M MORE IMPRESSED NOW, HAVING SEEN THE PICS ON HERE & ON PARTYACCESS THAN I WAS WHEN I WATCHED THE FEED CASE I'M ABLE TO SEE SOME OF THE DETAILS MORE CLOSELY. OFF THE BAT I HATE THE TRIBE COSTUME. I TOTALLY GET IT'S PURPOSE, IT'S MEANT TO CATER TO A MORE CONSERVATIVE & OLDER REVELER BUT IT'S A BIG MISS FOR ME. I DON'T THINK THE DESIGN AT ALL FLATTERING OR EFFECTIVE. THE NAMES OF THE SECTIONS I HAD A SLIGHT ISSUE WITH. THEY'RE VERY SIMPLISTIC & NOT STRONG ENOUGH OR SHOWS MUCH THOUGHT, THEY ALL DEPICT WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO YES BUT THEY JUST WENT FOR NAMES LIKE TRIBE, DIAMONDS, WARRIOR LOL LIKE COMMON NOW A LIL MORE CREATIVITY & OOMPH WOULDN'T HURT. FOR INSTANCE A SPECIFIC TRIBE COULD HAVE BEEN SINGLED OUT INSTEAD OF TRYING TO PORTRAY THEM ALL IN THIS DRAPED NUMBER THAT THEY PRESENTED. THERE WAS A STRONG USE OF RED IN THAT PARTICULAR COSTUME SO THEY COULD HAVE GONE WITH THE MASAI TRIBE. DIAMONDS IS A REALLY LOVELY COSTUME. I THINK THE MODEL WORE THE FEATHERED COLLAR WRONG @ THE LAUNCH NOW THAT I SEE THE PIC ON HERE. IT LOOKED A LIL AWKWARD @ THE LAUNCH & I'M GLAD THAT'S NOT HOW IT'S INTENDED TO BE WORN. I HAVE ISSUE HOWEVER WITH THE OVERUSE OF FEATHERS IN A COSTUME NAMED DIAMONDS THOUGH. I THINK THE SAME EFFECT COULD HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED MINUS THE FEATHERS. THE WARRIOR WAS A VERY NICE SECTION AS WELL, I THINK THE MALE COSTUME LOOKS BETTER THAN THE FEMALE HERE THOUGH BUT I AWAIT THEIR OFFICIAL PICS ON THAT 1. ALSO LIKED THE DANCER, LOOKING FORWARD TO THE PICS ON THAT 1 AS WELL. LOVED FREEDOM, THE RED, GREEN & YELLOW IS BRIGHT, VIBRANT & STRIKING, ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, THEY SHOULD HAVE GONE FOR THE CLEAN & SIMPLE LINES AS WAS USED IN THE FEMALE COSTUME FOR THE MENS PANTS AS WELL INSTEAD OF THE MATCHING PATTERNED FABRIC THAT WAS USED. HUNTER & THE HUNTED GETS TOP POINTS AS WELL.
    THE PORTRAYAL WASN'T OVERDONE, NOT OVERLY RISQUE, SIMPLE, TO THE POINT, EFFECT & COOL. I LIKE ESPECIALLY THAT THE SECTIONS LOOK LIKE WHAT THEY'RE INTENDED TO BE. GOOD JOB ROYALITES EXTREME & GOOD LUCK.

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