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Other balloon decoration themes: Bastille Day, the carnival, the galaxy, reproductions of objects, playing on transparency, etc.

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Jester Hat
Jester Hat

Giant jester hat, made for a Carnival-themed balloon decoration.

 

Giant jester hat, made for a Carnival-themed balloon decoration.

Venetian Mask
Venetian Mask

Giant balloon Venetian half-mask based on the Colombina, made for a Carnival-themed balloon decoration. In the republic of Venice, masks were initially a fixture of public life, granting anonymity during votes, or even enabling some citizens to circumvent the city\'s rigid class structure . Later, their use was gradually restricted to certain times of the year, namely the Carnival, which traditionally takes place just before Lent.

 

Giant balloon Venetian half-mask based on the Colombina, made for a Carnival-themed balloon decoration. In the republic of Venice, masks were initially a fixture of public life, granting anonymity during votes, or even enabling some citizens to circumvent the city's rigid class structure . Later, their use was gradually restricted to certain times of the year, namely the Carnival, which traditionally takes place just before Lent.

Carnival Mask
Carnival Mask

Another giant Venetian mask created for a Carnival-themed balloon decoration. Venetian-style masks are also closely associated with Commedia dell\'Arte stock characters such as Harlequin, Punch, Columbine, or Scaramouche... Each character was associated with a specific costume, of which the mask formed an integral part. The popularity of the Commedia spread during the 17th century, namely in Italy and France, heavily influencing later playwrights such as Molière, Marivaux and Goldoni.

 

Another giant Venetian mask created for a Carnival-themed balloon decoration. Venetian-style masks are also closely associated with Commedia dell'Arte stock characters such as Harlequin, Punch, Columbine, or Scaramouche... Each character was associated with a specific costume, of which the mask formed an integral part. The popularity of the Commedia spread during the 17th century, namely in Italy and France, heavily influencing later playwrights such as Molière, Marivaux and Goldoni.

Carnival Garland
Carnival Garland

Basic balloon garland, customized for the carnival by adding a balloon dressed in a half-mask and party hat on either end.

 

Basic balloon garland, customized for the carnival by adding a balloon dressed in a half-mask and party hat on either end.

Guignol
Guignol

Guignol is a fixture of traditional puppet shows in France, initially based on the Italian character Pulcinella who became known in England as Punch; the style of Guignol shows is similar to that of Punch and Judy shows in England. Often associated with carnival and folk culture, here he\'s been redesigned for a carnival-themed balloon decoration.

 

Guignol is a fixture of traditional puppet shows in France, initially based on the Italian character Pulcinella who became known in England as Punch; the style of Guignol shows is similar to that of Punch and Judy shows in England. Often associated with carnival and folk culture, here he's been redesigned for a carnival-themed balloon decoration.

Row of bubbles
Row of bubbles

Transparent balloons containing other balloons fit in with a number of themes and are always a hit with the public.

 

Transparent balloons containing other balloons fit in with a number of themes and are always a hit with the public.

Transparency - Bubbles
Transparency - Bubbles

\"Bubbles\" are a kind of balloon made out of a type of synthetic material, rather than latex like regular balloons. The advantage of bubbles compared to latex balloons is that they don\'t tarnish or become opaque over time. However, they are comparatively smaller than normal balloons, with diameters of roughly 50 cm (20\") at most. Very appreciated for their brightness, and perfect for balloon decorations which have to stay in place for longer than a week.

 

"Bubbles" are a kind of balloon made out of a type of synthetic material, rather than latex like regular balloons. The advantage of bubbles compared to latex balloons is that they don't tarnish or become opaque over time. However, they are comparatively smaller than normal balloons, with diameters of roughly 50 cm (20") at most. Very appreciated for their brightness, and perfect for balloon decorations which have to stay in place for longer than a week.

Transparency - Giant latex balloon
Transparency - Giant latex balloon

Giant latex balloons have to be \"shined\" to stay bright and transparent over longer periods of time. Depending on heat or ventilation, however, they might still take on a slightly opaque look. They are very appreciated, versus bubbles for example, for their size - giant balloons can come in sizes of up to 1 meter (3 feet 3 inches) in diameter. These are best used in decorations meant to last less than a week long.

 

Giant latex balloons have to be "shined" to stay bright and transparent over longer periods of time. Depending on heat or ventilation, however, they might still take on a slightly opaque look. They are very appreciated, versus bubbles for example, for their size - giant balloons can come in sizes of up to 1 meter (3 feet 3 inches) in diameter. These are best used in decorations meant to last less than a week long.

Star
Star

Balloon star. This stylized star obviously isn\'t what you\'ll find in space, but as a popular representation of one youll find it in a great deal of events and anniversaries.

 

Balloon star. This stylized star obviously isn't what you'll find in space, but as a popular representation of one youll find it in a great deal of events and anniversaries.

Earth
Earth

Seen from space, here\'s a balloon planet that\'s so beautiful it inspires a lot of jealousy in the many alien planets reportedly all around us, watching and waiting. Will there be a hero to rise up and defend Earth from invasion by piloting a giant mech in an epic battle somewhere in downtown Tokyo?

 

Seen from space, here's a balloon planet that's so beautiful it inspires a lot of jealousy in the many alien planets reportedly all around us, watching and waiting. Will there be a hero to rise up and defend Earth from invasion by piloting a giant mech in an epic battle somewhere in downtown Tokyo?

A Planet
A Planet

Here\'s the home planet of the balloon aliens. It\'s a balloon planet. 

 

Here's the home planet of the balloon aliens. It's a balloon planet. 

Little Green Man
Little Green Man

These make for fairly unconventional means of transportation! The aliens and their flying saucers have invaded this space-themed balloon decoration.

 

These make for fairly unconventional means of transportation! The aliens and their flying saucers have invaded this space-themed balloon decoration.

Tricolor Cockade
Tricolor Cockade

This giant tricolor cockade was made to decorate an airplane exhibit in the French national Aerospace Museum near Le Bourget airport.

 

This giant tricolor cockade was made to decorate an airplane exhibit in the French national Aerospace Museum near Le Bourget airport.

Air Force Museum
Air Force Museum

Here are the balloon cockades in context. This balloon decoration was created for an exhibit in the French national Aerospace Museum near Le Bourget.

 

Here are the balloon cockades in context. This balloon decoration was created for an exhibit in the French national Aerospace Museum near Le Bourget.

Little Balloon Dress
Little Balloon Dress

Here are some pieces of clothing, part of a balloon decoration promoting the summer sales period for a commercial center in Rennes\'s metropolitan area.

 

Here are some pieces of clothing, part of a balloon decoration promoting the summer sales period for a commercial center in Rennes's metropolitan area.

Bastille Day
Bastille Day

The tricolored vapor trail of the aircraft from the Patrouille de France, the highlight of the annual Bastille Day parade, reproduced for a balloon decoration.

 

The tricolored vapor trail of the aircraft from the Patrouille de France, the highlight of the annual Bastille Day parade, reproduced for a balloon decoration.

Perfume Flask
Perfume Flask

A balloon perfume flask made to embellish the perfume section of a supermarket in the Nantes metropolitan area.

 

A balloon perfume flask made to embellish the perfume section of a supermarket in the Nantes metropolitan area.

Balloon Clothes
Balloon Clothes

Balloon clothing to promote the summer sales in a shopping mall in the Rennes metropolitan area.

 

Balloon clothing to promote the summer sales in a shopping mall in the Rennes metropolitan area.

 
 
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