Information about the Samba Parade Costumes, from how they are made to how to buy it.
Magnificent, dazzling and amazing might be an understatement while providing a description of the world’s biggest show – The Rio Carnival. This four day festival which marks the advent of Lent is celebrated 40 days before Easter. Through this wild and idiosyncratic presentation of bright color, music and skimpily clad people, the carnival can be considered to be an act to bid farewell to the pleasures of life. The Rio Carnival Costumes that depict the outrageous themes set up by the Samba School each year has much to offer to the thousands of spectators who gather each year to watch the event, and to millions of others who follow the event on the National Television. It is also without doubt the most thrilling and unparallel experience for all those participating in the grand parade at the Sambodromo. As always, the year 2014 also promises to provide lots of fun and flamboyant over the top costume ideas.
The most talked about Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is incomplete without the brilliant display of vibrant and colorful Samba Costumes. All of them have to portray a theme laid down by each Samba School for the year. The responsibility of the designer is to ensure that the theme idea is creatively depicted in the attire that is made. If you want to buy a costume to be worn on the grand day, choose between the Ground and Float Costumes available. Get to know the difference between them and find out how they are created.
If you have decided to parade in the Rio 2014 Carnival, you must be well prepared. Know the marvelous feeling of singing and parading in a beautiful costume to the incredible beats of drums and music. Understand what it takes to help your school win points and thereby the competition.
It goes without saying that you want to enjoy and have fun at the Carnival. However, one mustn’t forget that your school is here to win the competition. You will be competing with some of the best Samba Schools from Brazil. Your rival schools amongst many others include Mocidade Independente, Mangueira, Portela, Imperio Serrano, Viradouro, Grande Rio, Porto da Pedra, Beija-Flor, Unidos da Tijuca, Imperatriz and Salgueiro. Keeping your energy level high during the parade and following some basic DO’s and DON'Ts will ensure that you perform well and have a time of your life without getting stressed out.
The costumes are created to fit the theme decided upon by each school. If you have chosen the Ground Costume, you would be parading with many others dressed up in the same attire as the costume is unisex and is the same for everybody. As for Float Costumes, each school will have 6-7 floats which are extremely difficult to make. The few float costumes that are put on sale every year are confirmed in a first-come-first-serve basis. Pre-order your costume online to save yourself and your school from the stress of running around at the last minute.