Krewe of Yuga New Orleans | Otto Camper
Be the camper | This is a structured camper style cap with a firm front panel.
- Firm front panel
- Low fitting
- Pro stitch on crown
- 4 metal eyelets
- Made in the USA
- 8 rows of stitching on visor
- Matching fabric undervisor
- Matching color sweatband
- Adjustable release plastic buckle with nylon strap closure
The Krewe of Yuga was the first gay Carnival krewe in New Orleans, founded in 1958 by members of the gay community. Costumed parties to view the Krewe of Carrollton parade in Uptown were transformed into a krewe with a Queen reigning over the festivities, a ball captain, and sometimes a King. Emulating the format established by traditional Carnival krewes and their courts, such as the Krewe of Proteus and the Mystick Krewe of Comus, the Krewe of Yuga also declared itself a royal krewe with its Yuga Regina. The queen was always a gay man in drag and these celebrations mark a significant point in the history of the city.