p.s. it's not really a March - it could equally be called the Masquerade walk, stumble or dance.
The 2016 Masquerade March in Key West was on Friday 28 October. I did a live blog of the event with around 50 pictures of all the costumes and fun - click here to read it.
|Masquerade Marching in the sunshine welcomes everyone|
The walking route is through Old Town from one guest house to the next (i.e. from one free drink to the next - yep, happy days), and ends up on Duval Street. It goes at a very slow pace and lasts about 1hr 30 to 2 hours depending on how fast you go. There's no rush.
When you get to the end, on Duval, the street is blocked off and you can continue to party.
But here's the thing: it's a masquerade: a false show, or pretence, being someone you are not. Or, in simpler words, fancy dress!
Get your fancy dress thinking caps on. Almost everyone dresses up, in a thousand different outfits.
|Come as you are or go crazy on your costume. Use your creativity at Key West Masquerade March|
|My award for outfit of the year at 2016 Masquerade March goes to these monsters|
|Party on Duval at the end|
|Duval Street at the end of Masquerade march is busy and fun|
Here are some links to my other posts on this site which are Fantasy Fest related:
Click here for first timers curious about what Fantasy Fest is all about
Click here for live blog of 2014 Fantasy Fest, including lots of pics of Masquerade March 2014