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HOTD’s next carnival theme shines a light on HOTD’s vision; “Revolutionizing Curaçao's traditional and cultural carnival event by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.” With this theme we invite everyone to step outside of the barriers they know so we together inspire the next generation!

At the same we can’t ignore the current times we're living in when many souls are lost and we find ourselves confined to a “new normal”. We can easily be discouraged, but “HOTD un(caged)” reminds us to reflect, Rise Up! and #SoarToNewHeights

As you await the HOTD un(caged) costume design,

check out what last year's costumes looked like below:

For Curaçao Carnival 2020 Hats off to Dreams brought you to the world of glamour and extravagant ‘couture’.  We transported you back to the 18th century where Rose Bertin, the french fashion designer to Queen Marie Antoinette, can be accredited for bringing ‘haute couture’ (high fashion) to the world. For the 50th edition of carnival we brought you nothing less than ‘HOTD COUTURE’, a bold reimagination of ‘couture’. 


To celebrate Curaçao carnival  2020, Hats off to Dreams designed a Royal family crest, an emblem representing our story. 

The Hats off to Dreams crest featured (from left to right)

Sign of interdependence (acknowledging that we are all connected), 

Black unicorn (a nod to the strong woman everywhere),

DiviDivi tree  (homage to our Curaçao roots), 

HOTD pattern (celebrating the HOTD family)

and 6 stars (6 founding members) framed in a delta symbol  (representing change).