The Krewe of Caesar celebrated its 39th annual bal masque in the Celestin Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Saturday with the theme “Caesar's Cartoon Rewind.” The theme was carried out with the presentation of the court amid a display of pyrotechnics, lasers, special effects and colorful décor.
The krewe chose Mr. Craig John Singletary as Emperor Caesar XXXIX, and reigning as Empress Caesar XXXIX was Miss Olivia Marie Scarber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Glen Scarber.
The maids in her majesty’s court wore elaborate LED-lit shoulderpieces representing a variety of familiar cartoons. The maids to the empress were Misses Sarah Nicole Besson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Andrew Besson, representing "The Three Caballeros"; Anna Katherine Breaux, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Lee Breaux, representing "Aristocats"; Sophia Erin Chifici, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Vincent Chifici, representing "The Flintstones"; Therese Mary Chifici, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark David Chifici, representing "My Little Pony"; Jacqueline Ann Dantagnan, representing "The Muppets" and Katherine “Kate” Dantagnan, representing "Dumbo," daughters of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Walter Dantagnan IV; Jessica Lee Michon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Landreneau, representing "Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang"; and Olivia Theresa Normand, daughter and stepdaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Raymond Normand and daughter of Ms. Lauren Theresa Nicolich, representing "Scooby Doo."
Princesses to the empress were Misses Lauren Kayla Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Courtenay Dominic Brown; Alayna Misty Bruno, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Joseph Bruno; Ella Antonina Derry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Derry; Vivienne Eve Farrington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Charles Farrington; Allie Claire Gernard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Paul Gernard; Sophia “SuSu” Frances Indovina, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Adolph Indovina; Brooke Riley Jongbloed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Thomas Jongbloed; Amanda Grace Litolff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph André Litolff Jr.; Ciara Danielle Lytle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Andrew Messina; Leah Grace Mayeur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Armand Mayeur III; Jacqueline Anja Park, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Park; Cecilia Ray Pineda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Alberto Pineda; and Avery Marie Regan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Louis Regan.
Princes to the emperor were Masters Carter Dennis Burgess, son of Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Keith Burgess; Vito Frank Chifici, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Vincent Chifici; Leonard Joseph Cline III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cline; Dominic Frank and Vincent Charles Farrington, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Charles Farrington; Aiden Patrick Gernard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Paul Gernard; Charles John Kazour, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kazour; Michael Ara Meguerditchian, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ara Michael Meguerditchian; Julien Shae Sheehan, son of Mr. Kelly Patrick Sheehan and Ms. Alisha Ann Sheehan; Rocco Vincent Toogood, son of Ms. Gia Marie Lovisa; and James Oswald Welch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Robert Welch.
The empress represented Princess Aurora from the Disney classic "Sleeping Beauty." She wore an embroidered gown trimmed in silver and gold appliqués and Austrian rhinestones. Her three-dimensional shoulderpiece had as its central motif a large rhinestone-encrusted crown with the fairy godmothers on each side. The entire collar was lit with LED lighting and surrounded with white fantasia plumes and pink accent feathers. Her mantle had as its central motif Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip dancing in celebration and was trimmed in silver and gold appliqués and Austrian rhinestones.
The emperor represented the epic battle between the dragon Maleficent and Prince Phillip from "Sleeping Beauty." He wore a white peau de soie tunic trimmed in gold and silver appliqués and Austrian rhinestones. The enormous LED-lit dragon encompassing the shoulderpiece was trimmed in silver and gold and Austrian rhinestones. His collar was surrounded with white fantasia plumes. His mantle featured Prince Phillip’s royal coat of arms as its central motif and was trimmed in silver, gold and Austrian rhinestones.
The captain, who entered the ballroom amid smoke, laser lighting and pyrotechnic effects, represented “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” He wore a tunic of purple and black velvet with multicolored stones and Austrian rhinestones. LED lights illuminated his shouldpiece which featured the characters Jack Skellington and Sally. The shoulderpiece was surrounded by purple plumes accented with silvertail feathers. The central motif of his cape were the characters Lock, Stock and Barrel in their famous bathtub.