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Bermuda’s carnival king Perinchief to don 25ft tall costume

Larry Perinchief, a long-time member of the Bermuda Carnival Revellers, is taking his costumed escapades to new heights at the Carnival King Show competition tonight in Boston.

Mr Perinchief will don an elaborate 25ft tall costume designed to portray the sun god and attempt to wow the judges in his first experience at the Boston Carnival King and Queen Show. He hasn't seen his costume in person yet, but said it is around ten feet wide and covered with feathers and sequins.

Mr Perinchief said he is not sure what to expect from the competition, but hopes to come away with the Carnival King title.

“The judging will be on best costume and how you portray the costume,” he said. “It's my first time so I really don't know what the judges are looking for, but I'm going to do my best. Hopefully I can make Bermuda proud.”

Although it's his first time in the Boston competition, Mr Perinchief has 25 years of experience parading with the Bermuda Carnival Revellers on Bermuda Day in similar, but slightly smaller, costumes.

Mr Perinchief will compete in front of the judges at the Reggie Lewis Center tonight. He will also participate in a parade on Saturday with a larger costumed group called a band. The competition and parade are part of a series of Trinidad-style carnival events put on annually by Boston Carnival Village.

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Published August 22, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated August 22, 2013 at 1:29 am)

Bermuda’s carnival king Perinchief to don 25ft tall costume

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