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Each year a Theme is chosen and a Designer, or team of designers, appointed to interpret the theme for the costume wearers ('mas' players).

Two graphic designs for dancer's costumes: one in purple, blue and white, the other in in red, pink and green

Themes can be historical, political, fantasy or can be traditional with a host of characters from Caribbean folklore such as Jab Jab, Midnight Robber, Dragon and Anancy, which have all been presented by Elimu in the past.

In 2014 the theme was ‘Black in the Union Jack’, exploring cultural identity through the contribution black people have made to the British Isles since Roman times.