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Josette James with her mannequin Saucy, displaying the Dragon costume at her Laventille home. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Josette James works at her home. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Dwayne Caberrea works on rivet placement for the Dragon costume. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Josette James works at her home. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Josette James works at her home. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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The Worbla thermoplastic that's used to create the band's costumes can appear soft and almost silky or hard and chitinous, depending on how it's finished. Most pieces require six or more coats of finishing paint. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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The Worbla thermoplastic that's used to create the band's costumes can appear soft and almost silky or hard and chitinous, depending on how it's finished. Most pieces require six or more coats of finishing paint. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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The Worbla thermoplastic that's used to create the band's costumes can appear soft and almost silky or hard and chitinous, depending on how it's finished. Most pieces require six or more coats of finishing paint. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Fiona Boochoon and Natalia Henry at a fitting at Henry's San Juan home. Photo by Mark Lyndersay

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Fiona Boochoon and Natalia Henry at a fitting at Henry's San Juan home. Photo by Mark Lyndersay

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Fiona Boochoon and Natalia Henry at a fitting at Henry's San Juan home. Photo by Mark Lyndersay

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Chene Downie and Shalla Khan try their costume pieces during the fitting and rehearsal session. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Josette James pins a hood on David John into place during his fitting. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Natalia Henry listens to costume feedback from Clayon Chandler, taking notes during the fitting. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Naomi Anderson, Chene Downie and Shalla Khan have an early rehearsal of the flow of the wings of the Dragon costume during a fitting in a room at UWI's Department of Engineering. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Natalia Henry and Josette James text members of the band at the meeting point on Oxford Street in Port of Spain on Carnival Monday. Photo by Mark Lyndersay

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Natalia Henry gets help with her costume at the meeting point from her friend Nigel Superville. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Josette James adjusts the wings on a costume at the meeting point. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Chene Downie and Shalla Khan dance while waiting at the meeting point. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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The band rehearses their performance on the sidewalk the meeting point on Oxford Street. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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The music truck proceeded to the Savannah slowly pausing frequently to work on a problem with the speakers. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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The band pauses for a moment for an untied shoelace on the route. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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The band poses for a photograph on on the Savannah track. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Shalla Khan rests on the music truck as it approaches the Savannah stage. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Natalia Henry rests for a moment before the band crosses the stage on Carnival Monday. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Shalla Khan waits for the band to gather before they cross the Savannah stage on Carnival Monday. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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Fiona Boochoon and Natalia Henry share a joke before the band appears on stage for the first time on Carnival Monday. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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The wizard casts a spell on the dragons in this opening moment from the band's stage performance. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.

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The battle is joined by the Knights of Camelot in the band's first appearance on stage at the Queen's Park Savannah. Photo by Mark Lyndersay

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Josette James (left) and Natalia Henry leave the Savannah stage after the first performance of the band Mythical Realms on Carnival Monday. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.