I thought you might like these illustrations of carnival, although it is a little different from what I post usually.
In the Southwest of Germany and parts of Switzerland, there is a tradition of carnival processions where most villages show up with their own carnival costumes with wooden masks of weird creatures, witches - or even cows. They sometimes have a longer tradition, but some costumes are of newer origin.
Kids love the carnevals processions also (and so did I) because even the dangerous looking creatures are so kind to throw sweets to the kids when passing by.
Today, I am attracted by those beautiful wood carved masks and dresses.
I have been drawing these two from very quick sketches (its a procession - they pass by quickly) and fotos.