FAQ

status: january 2017

Costumes and Pick-up

Can I change my size or section?
No, sorry. Your costume is be tailor-made for you.

Can I cancel my order? Will I refunded my downpayment.
No, sorry. But you can give it to a other person, but they would have to fit into the costume based on what was ordered. The downpayment is non-refundable.

When is the pick-up of my costume?
You can collect your costume at two dates one is appr.  1 week before and the other is on Saturday of the Carnival Weekend. Detailed information will follow to your e-mail adress 3 weeks before Berlin Carnival.

Can I buy single items of the costume? Or can I have costume party in other colors then on display?
No, sorry. Due to logistic reasons you can only buy the full costume or costumes as shown in the shop.

Can we customize our own costume?
Generally we say no. We spent a long time to create your costume and the look of the band. But nevertheless if you would like to add something it’s your choice.

Can I come with my self-made costume or of other Carnivals?
No, sorry, we are like to portray the theme together in the official band costumes. Furthermore with your costume price you also get a full carnival package incl. security, non-alcoholic drinks and many more,

Why you not offer T-Shirts? Why you are not a T-Shirt Band?
No, sorry we do not offer Shirts. Our Concept is Pure Mas that means only Masqueraders in full costume. Our T-Shirts in the shop are only to fundraise money for our truck and to remember the Berlin Carnival troughout the year.

Do you ship the costumes? Can somebody else pick-up my costume?
No, sorry. We only offer pick-ups. We do not trust the varoious carriers to treat your costume with the care that it’s deserve. 😉  If you don’t have time on the pick-up date you also can send a representaive to do so. (Please inform us in prior who will Pick-up your costume and give the person a power of attorney letter.)

What is when my favorite size or section is sold out?
In that case please go for another size or section. If you want to avoid this situation – please register and pay early.

Prices and Value

Why is the price higher then last year?
The prices are uprising because we offer you a bigger package with more value for you e.g. including pants. We requested to pay tax and fair payment at least German Minimum Salary. Furthermore the material are rising every year by 20-50% and we want to provide you always are better costume in the same or even better quality then last year.

What includes my Carnival Explosion Package?
A beautiful costume, non-alcoholic Drinks (coke, energy, water, ice cubes – everythings while stocks last) breakfast sandwich, big music truck, professionally-trained security, a robe and a your personal wristband, the best in music, sound systems and Djs, roaming photographers, dedicated team of Carnival Explosion members, unforgetable fun, euphoria, excitement, ecstasy, plenty wines!

How do I pay my costume?
After sending your order you will get a confirmation with bank transfer, PayPal or Western Union details. If you like to pay with other payment methods write us a message to carnivalexplosion@yahoo.

Do I have to pay deposit? Can I do installment payment?
We offer a 50% non-refundable downpayment with 5 days after registration. The full payment is due 4-5 weeks after registration. We will sent you one reminder before cancellation. If there is no reponse within a week your order is subject to cancellation.

Organisation

Can I store my valueables on the truck?
No sorry, there will be no space. Furthermore over the past years a lot stuff disapeared and we will take no responsibilty for that. Keep your valueables home.

Does Carnival Explosion has a rope?
Of course we will have a rope. Our friendly but tough security will make sure that only our Masquerades are in the band.

Berlin Carnival in General

When is the Berlin Carnival?
Berlin Carnival takes place annually on the widsun weekend. Therefore the date always changes. For 2017 the parade is on 4 June 2017.

Are Carnival Explosion and Carnival Fever the same band? Will they have trucks behind each other?
Carnival Explosion and Carnival Fever are completely independent and different bands. We, Carnival Explosion have a Pure Mas Concept that means only costumes and only people with an official Carnival Explosion costume have acess to  the band. Carnival Fever offers mostly T-Shirts but also Costumes. We are usally earlier on the road then Carnival Fever who have normally the last truck. The trucks are not behind each other.

Bielefeld Carnival in General

When is the Bielefeld Carnival?
Bielefeld Carnival takes place annually on the first weekend in June. Bielefeld parade is 17 June 2017. The parade starts at 3pm and ends 7pm.

How I can join Bielefeld Carnival? How can I get there?
Just come on your own to Bielefeld and join us. For more information check our Facebook event Bielefeld Carnival 2017.

What is the price for Bielefeld Carnival? What is included? Registration?
With the purchase of your costume you can also participate in Bielefeld Carnival for free. Carnival Explosion provides you a music truck, DJs, roaming photographer, ice cube, water and coke during the parade. There is not really a need for registration but it will be helpful to get a short information by you to take part via mail to carnivalexplosion@yahoo.de. So we can estimate the amount of water and ice on the truck.

Why should I go for Bielefeld Carnival?
Bielefeld gives you the oppotunity to wear you costume again and of course is great fun. The crowd is smaller then in Berlin but the audience is very passionate and admires the presention. Finally on the end of the parade is a stage presentation for all Masqueraders.

What is the dresscode for Bielefeld Carnival?
In Bielefeld also only Carnival Exploson Masquerader can join the Band. There is no extra fee – if you already purchased your 2016 Carnival Explosion costume. Shirts and costumes of previous years/ other bands are inappropriate.

What is if some pieces of my costume are missing or broken after Berlin Carnival? Can I  repair my costume for Bielefeld?
If you need to repair your costume we might can offer you some material. This depends on what we have left and is not guranteed. If you want to do so please write us immeaditely an e-mail to carnivalexplosion@yahoo.de and let us know what you need to repair.