Frequently Asked Questions!!!!!

When is the deadline for REGISTRATION?

One Island Band's registration is open from band launch until items are sold out. Otherwise, the cut-off date for registration will be at MIDNIGHT on Friday September 15th 2017.

What are my payment options?

All major Credit and Visa Debit cards are acceptable for online payments. Payment may be made in full or by paying a deposit on registration and making a balance payment to complete your order. IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED TO PAY YOUR COSTUME BALANCE BY MIDNIGHT on Friday September 15th 2017 if the deposit option is chosen. Allocated costumes will be sold on and deposit forfeited if balances are not paid on time. Always register via our website to ensure registration is valid.

Can I get a refund if I no longer wish to partake?

No. One Island Band does not offer refunds. Costumes are custom made to your measurements provided; therefore a customized item.

What do I need for costume registration?

For registration, you’ll need the following size information. Ladies: Bra Size (34A, B, C), Belt Size (in inches), Bottom Piece Size (S, M, L) Ladies: Bra Option (Regular Bra, Wire Bra, Monokini, Corset, and Whole Piece) Ladies: Bottom Piece Option (Bikini, High Waist, Boy Shorts) Men: Waist Size (in inches) Female & Male: T Shirt Size (XS- XXXXL

Can I order extra items with my costumes?

The costumes may have different additional options. Costumes may come with options for larger headpieces, collars and other embellishments at an additional cost. If these options are available, they will be detailed on the registration page and in the section photo galleries, along with the cost attached.

I did not get a costume, can I be placed on a waiting list?

One Island Band does not maintain a waiting list; however there are very rare instances where a masquerader may cancel their order and notify us. Please email us @ and we will try our best to get you a costume however we can’t make any promises.

I’ve purchased a costume from another masquerader. How do I transfer the costume to my name?

One Island Band does not facilitate costume transfers. Please ensure you receive a letter from the original costume owner authorizing you to collect on their behalf. This letter must be accompanied by a copy of the original owner’s ID.

Do I need ID to collect my costume?

Yes, you will only be given a costume with ID of the owner as named on our system during registration/purchase Online.

I’m unable to collect my costume. Can another person collect on my behalf?

Yes. You must provide the person collecting with a signed letter authorizing them to collect the costume on your behalf. The letter must be accompanied with a copy of your ID.

When is costume distribution?

The costume distribution schedule will be emailed to all masqueraders, posted on our website and social media platforms. The final date of costume distribution is Carnival Saturday, after which all uncollected costumes are no longer available.

What do I get when I come to Costume Distribution?

You will receive your full costume as per your order, a One Island Band Goody Bag filled with carnival essentials & Necessary Wristbands. PLEASE NOTE: Your costume is not complete without your wristbands & Cups. Masqueraders not wearing full costume of the section registered in and their wristbands will be removed from the band and failure to walk with your cup means you will be unable to obtain drinks (no excuses)

I have a comment/complaint – who do I speak to?

Please send any comments to or anyone via our contact page. What does One Island Band all-inclusive package include? One Island Band's all-inclusive package includes beverage refreshments, meals, snacks, security, music truck, all-star international DJ cast as well as surprise guest artist's , on-site first aiders, and of course, your costume. Free Jouvert Access, Discounted rates on all our weeks 5 Star Events & Bus ride. Additional Hotel Discounted rate, Free Appreciation Party on Monday after carnival.

What events do you host annually?

Hookie Miami Thursday/Wake up Miami Friday/Sunset Miami Mon/Round Trip Bus rides to and from Jouvert & Carnival I would like to design my own costume to play with One Island Band. We strongly encourage our masqueraders to wear their full costume on Carnival day to ensure easy recognition by our Security Team.

Can I wear or design my own costume?

No. One island Band does not allow masqueraders to design their own costumes. You MUST wear your full One Island Band's costume together with wristbands in order to be within Band. Any person with only one or the other will be escorted out of the band by our security personnel

Can my husband/wife jump in the band?

One Island Band only allows paying masqueraders to jump in the band. Non-masqueraders may observe from the side-lines outside the band; however they will not be allowed to participate. Any person attempting to jump in the band without the proper credentials will be escorted out the band by one Island’s Security & Marshalls

Where does the band meet?

The starting point will be on your checklist along with our bands # of appearance in the parade lineup so be sure to read your checklist for specific location (This will be available at costume distribution)

What time does Mas’ Parade begin?

The start time will be confirmed in your checklist (This will be available at costume distribution)

Have a question which was not mentioned here? Please email with your questions.

Contact us

  • Rolando: 718-812-8323
  • Rodney: 646-382-6110
  • Rudy: 917-570-8654

About us

Staunch in our position to provide the best experience of Caribbean culture through our promotional efforts, in October 2006 with our premier presentation of BIG MONEY BODY PAINT, Big & Strong Promotions launched the One Island Body Paint band for Miami Carnival; a celebration of Caribbean culture through a parade of the bands on the streets of Miami/Dade County. Being such a huge success we have grown into one of the largest bands Miami/Broward Carnival has to offer. We continue to grow and remain an undeniable testament of South Florida's carnival festivities as well as a remarkable addition to all Big & Strong Promotions has to offer.