Mas Movement Music Making


Costume troupe

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Founded by Leeds cousins Rebekah Wilkes and Claire Howarth, Ferm & Ready Mas was established in 2016 to provide a fun, carnival parade experience for adults.

Coming from a family of experienced costume designers and performers, carnival is in their DNA. As well as extravagant costumes, the duo were keen to approach carnival with a ‘total look’ encouraging and guiding participants on hair and makeup style for Ferm & Ready Mas appearances at Leeds West Indian Carnival and other events.

Ferm are passionate about sharing their skills with their local Leeds community and their doors are open to those who want to get involved.


Leeds West Indian Carnival – 2016 Best Newcomer troupe winners; 2017 Reveal Costume Catwalk Show; 2017 Carnival King & Queen Show – Queen contestant; Pop Up Carnival at the Tour de Yorkshire 2018;

Leeds City Council – illuminated costumes for Light Night 2017 parade;

Yorkshire Cancer Research – costumed event performance


Participation in Ferm & Ready Mas troupe at Leeds West Indian Carnival.

Parade and event performances.