The Samba Parade
The Samba Parade is something everybody should experience at least once in their life. The event is broadcast live to several countries. Watching on TV is comfortable but not close to as much fun as being there. Definitely mingle with the crowds and watch the Brazilians and Cariocas (the people of Rio).
The costumes are extremely imaginative, colorful, elaborate and detailed. They are truly original, designed and made from scratch each year. They have mirrors, feathers, metallic cloth, silk and sometimes gems or coins. These costumes take months to make. The work starts roughly 8 months in advance. ( info from www.rio-carnival.net, a great site about Samba and Rio Carnival)
My SAMBA costume comes from CHAMPAGNE!, you absolutely have to visit this store, Enzo Champagne’s creations are really eye-catching!