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Last-Minute Supplies for Carnival

February is not only the month of love but also the month of celebrations for many nations in the Caribbean, Central, and South America. Carnival is quickly approaching, and many of us are preparing for non-stop fête, soca music, and costumes adjourned with feathers and jewels. Carnival is a massive celebration for countries like Brazil and Trinidad & Tobago and is a celebration of freedom throughout the Caribbean and West Indies.

Carnival was created by enslaved Africans in the 18th century when French settlers brought the Fat Tuesday Masquerade to the islands, and it grew to extraordinary heights after emancipation, making Carnival a unique festival loved by all. Celebrating Carnival takes a lot of preparation, but we know last-minute purchases can help prepare you for a jolly experience. MyUS Shopping can help you find all last-minute items for the experienced masquerader or first-time attendees. 

3X5 Foot Flag of Trinidad & Tobago, $6.55 (Was $11.95)

large Trinidad and tobago flag

Trinidad Carnival, the island considered the creator of this celebration, takes place from the 20th through the 21st of February, 2023. It is common to see various people on the road, waving their cultural flags together in celebration. Many Carnival participants may keep a flag or towel handy and stand out a little more with a larger flag that can be used to show love to the twin-island nation. 

Do you want to represent your cultural flag at Carnival? Browse MyUS Shopping to find your flag, so you can proudly parade down the road. 

MAXTOP Large Crossbody Fanny Pack, $14.77 (Was $19.97)

black fanny pack that can hold various accessories like two phones, headphones, passport, and money

High-quality fanny packs are a must, especially if you’re a masquerader or someone marching alongside a truck on the road. With an outfit that has no pockets, keep your belongings in a secure and durable fanny pack. It won’t fall off your waist as you dance to the sounds of soca, calypso, dancehall, and more. This fanny pack works as a crossbody, so you can fit it around your waist, off the shoulder, across your chest, and back to remain comfortable all day. 

SHINYOU LED Isis Wings, $54.90

woman modeling large rainbow light up wings

If you are participating as a masquerader, why not take your costume to a new level with these beautiful LED Light-Up Wings? If it fits your theme and outfit, you can become a beautiful night light as the sun sets and people continue partying throughout the night. 

Dr. Scholl’s Work Insoles For Women Sizes 6-11, $12.89 (Was $18.99)

dr scholls insoles

Being on your feet all day can cause knee, foot, and back pain, even if you’re having fun. So prepare your feet for the hours of dancing and walking with Dr. Scholl’s Work Insoles. Built with massaging gel technology and extra cushioning to provide all-day shock absorption, they help you stay energized while participating in your activities. 

YETI Rambler 20 Oz Travel Mug, $38

black stainless steel YETI tumbler

Hydration is important when under the tropical sun. Keep an insulated YETI 20 oz Travel Mug handy to keep your drink cool for hours. It features 18/8 stainless steel that resists dents and drops and double-wall vacuum insulation that keeps drinks cold to the last drop. 

Guyana Soca Warrior Shirt, $22.99

white we ah go party hard shirt with the guyana flag

Guyana’s Mashrami Carnival is also quickly approaching, with celebrations starting the 23rd through the 24 of February, 2023. This carnival commemorates the day Guyana became a republic in 1970 and celebrated its independence. What better way to show off Guyanese pride than to represent being a soca warrior? 

Zhuanglin Women’s Quick Drying Walking Shoes, $20.39

pink water and walking shoes for women

These light and airy shoes are the perfect addition to your Carnival attire. With a selection of over 20 colors, you can customize your outfit to stand out from the crowd. These walking shoes were made with water grips outsoles to provide exceptional traction in wet and slippery conditions and a mesh exterior to allow your feet to breathe. 

Aukmla Rhinestone Head Chain, $18.99

white and gold rhinestone headband on a model with black hair

This headpiece is a must-have if you’re marching down the road alongside a truck or playing mas. With a full face of makeup and equally extravagant attire, this Rhinestone headband can easily tie everything together, making you a Caribbean queen in your own right. Win more attention from the crowd and feel beautiful with this piece.

Carnival Is My Therapy Soca Tank Top, $19.99 

carnival is my therapy black tank top

As it only comes once a year, we understand that many look forward to the joys of Carnival. Represent your love for this annual celebration with a Carnival Is My Therapy Tank Top. It’s the time to release and let go; this shirt captures what this celebration means to you. So enjoy the good times and wear it to your favorite soca fête. 

Are you ready for Carnival? What other last-minute items will you be purchasing for the Carnival season? Let us know on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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