COSTUMES



With our tailor made service there are different types of costumes that we can arrange for our clients; before any booking there will be a consultation to ensure that the kind of costume offered is the best suited to each client’s experience.

The Alas are the groups of performers that parade in-between each of the floats. There are usually at least one hundred performers in each Ala all wearing the same matching costume to create a combined effect and representing an element of the schools theme.

The floats are one of the biggest attractions at the parade and the costumes are intricately designed to represent the themes. There can be between 20 to a 100 composition performers on each float; each will be in the same costume to create a combined decorative effect as they are positioned around the float.

The destaques or semi destaques are placed at strategic points around the float with these one off costumes positioned on individual podiums, there may be more than one principle on a float but each costume is unique. To perform as a principle is a great honour and a big responsibility, you will be a main focus of both the audience and more importantly the judges!




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FITTINGS Meet the atelier

all around the city of rio, the talented atleirs work tirelessly throughout the year to create the spectacular costumes you see during the parade. This huge cottage industry of creative teams work alongside the Samba Schools producing the designs of the Carnival directors, taking them off paper and turning them into a reality.

This is a chance for you to get behind the scenes and meet the talented teams who create the costumes and see how they are produced.

See the teams at work in the creative hubs where you will go to have your final costume fitting and where if necessary any last minute adjustments can be made on the spot.

Often our clients would like to take the costume home as a lasting souvenir of their once in a lifetime trip, however it is rare that they can fit in a standard size suitcase.

We can arrange for the costumes to be boxed and shipped to any international destination. If it is necessary for the costume to be partially deconstructed in order to fit a shipping container, we will provide instructions as to how it can be put together again on delivery.

However, unfortunately due to the size and metal structure of some of the larger costumes this service is not always possible.

Often our clients would like to take the costume home as a lasting souvenir of their once in a lifetime trip, however it is rare that they can fit in a standard size suitcase.

We can arrange for the costumes to be boxed and shipped to any international destination. If it is necessary for the costume to be partially deconstructed in order to fit a shipping container, we will provide instructions as to how it can be put together again on delivery.

However, unfortunately due to the size and metal structure of some of the larger costumes this service is not always possible.