[London, August 15. Image via Getty.]

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: A woman from the Bachanal Mas carnival band tries on part of her costume ahead of the annual Notting Hill carnival on August 15, 2009 in London, England. Volunteers from across the community spend several months in the lead up to the event creating around 350 costumes. A wide range of materials make up the elaborate costumes including; feathers, sequins, fibreglass and steel which are carefully glued, stapled welded and sewn in to place by hand. The band originates from Trinidad, and this years theme is 7 Deadly Sins, 7 Heavenly Virtues. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)