Costume Designer Extraordinaire
Phases of Mardi Gras Year Round
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In honor of National Women’s Month 2020 MCCS is proud to honor Artist Extraordinaire Saundra P. Bigham throughout the month of March.
Ms. Bigham is a Louisiana Master Artist Specializing in custom Mardi Gras Costumes and Masks.
Ms. Bigham is the owner of SassieSandy’s Events, a multifaceted special event and costume design company.
Her roots in costume and mask design started with the founding of the only two minority Krewes in the Ark-la-Tex. She was a founding member of the Krewe of Harambee, where she served as the first Captain and the second queen and the Krewe of Sobek having served as Queen IV-making her the only one to have been queen for both Krewes
She remains a member of the Krewe of Sobek and has served as chair for the past eight years and produced most of the fabulous costumes seen at the ball. Under Her Leadership this past ball attendance reached a plateau of twelve hundred guest.
To complement Ms. Bigham beautiful collection of work the MCCS Exhibit also displays other components of The Sobek Marda Gras seasonal activities and details concerning the many task that are carried out throughout the year in order to make the Marda Gras Celebration events a success year after year.
Ms. Bingham's work is a breathtaking collection of customized designs. She is an excellent example of Women Making History in 2020.
Her talents is sure to continue playing a major role in Louisiana Mardi Gras History showcasing the cultural Heritage and customs of one of Louisiana finest attractions and as the Louisiana saying goes,
Laissez le bons temps rouler!
(Let the Good Times Roll)