by Tanja Schulz-Hess
"Best Costume in Carnival of Venice 2007” on the public parade in St. Mark's Square. Winner said: "After being pregnant in 2006, having my daughter in December I felt a bit like a balloon. So I came up with the perfect costume for that: a hot air balloon. I always loved the old paintings of the balloons of the brothers Montgolfier. The fabric with the golden ornaments I found in a store in Venice once, the basket is half of our laundry basket at home and the hairy balloon is a Chinese lantern."