Carnival (or Carnaval) is one of Spain's great festivals. It's a time to let your hair down, and get ready to kiss the winter goodbye.
But the traditional pre-Lent bash is also a chance for people to take aim at sacred cows including corrupt politicians, misbehaving celebrities and embattled royals.
At the great Carnival of Cadiz, this criticism takes the form of songs by chirigotas, or choirs, about local events during the previous year.
And one of the most important ways to engage in this mockery is choosing the right costume.