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Brazilian carnival costumes you can buy

The carnival in Brazil (notably Rio de Janeiro) is probably one of the best known in the world if not the most famous. Years in advance, participants prepare their Brazilian carnival costumes to put on one of the most extravagant shows on earth. We tell you which carnival costumes you can put on to dance during the much-awaited Samba parade.

What to wear

The Brazilian carnival is an annual affair that lasts for 6 days all over the country. Rio de Janeiro is the most popular and there are several festivities going on in different places such as Sao Paulo, Salvador de Bahia, Recife and Porto Seguro, amongst others. The carnival parade draws in lots of participants from samba schools who wear lavish and elaborate costumes. Each school and their participants are judged on their costumes, dance and song. The public can also get a chance to join the Samba parade.

To participate in the annual Samba Parade, you have to purchase your Brazilian carnival costumes. If you belong to a Samba school it will be easier to join the parade as you just need to join the group on Carnival day.

Here are a couple of examples of what you can wear on the big day. Note that these costumes are highly elaborate and detailed.

Brazil Carnival Shop (brazilcarnivalshop.com) sells luxury art costumes such as the following:

  • - Egyptian Tunic Costume - $773.4
  • - Roman General Costume - $683.40
  • - Hatshepsut of Egypt (Queen of Nile) - $3072.73
  • - Empress of the Night - $1740
  • - Elite Bikini Costume with Swarovski Crystals and Feathers - $2462.25
  • - Warrior Celebrity Carnival Queen Costume - $1245.23

Other accessories you can buy for the samba event include colourful flip flops ($27 a pair), feather back pieces ($534.60), feather earrings (from $43.20 to $56.40) and slinky carnival heels (from $144 to $270).

Carnival dates

This year, the Brazilian carnival will take place from 28 February to 04 March 2014. Be sure to get your Brazilian carnival costumes ready for an unforgettable day or days of partying and fun. You can even make your own costumes and join smaller street parades in any city in the country.

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