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Monday, March 01, 2010

Rio Carnival 2010

Some of my favourite costumes from the Rio Carnival parade! Lets see how much "inspiration" makes it into Trinidad Carnival 2011.



RWB said...

Check how those divas rock their stilleto boots!

I was watching the some of the parade a few days ago ... sections just look so much better!

babydoll said...

Not many but I know you hold on to the thought year after year lol.

dougla_1 said...

Notice how fit the women (99.9%) are...just saying ;)

A lot confused said...

One thing I noticed from these and other photos from this year's Rio parade was that the quills of the feathers are decorated with crystals- a technique I find adds even more luminosity to the costumes. If anyone knows a good way to do this please share as I a definitely going to consider it as a way to customize my costume next year.
Also @dougla1 in that country everybody is fit - you pass beach volleyball at midnight and people walk, run and cycle everywhere - it makes for a more healthy population (:>P

Curlylocz said...

Does anyone know if the costumes are produced/manufactured in Brazil or elsewhere?

chris said...

Brazil is the #2 place for Plastic Surgery in the world. Argentina is #1.

Carnivalcocoa said...


I cosign with "A lot confused" and chris.

CityChick said...

I love the white costume tinged with red. And the blue spider! Gorgeous.

Some of dem wire bra look like dey stinging tay tay boi...:)

Global Girl said...

Brazil is UNTOUCHABLE when it comes to costumes, these ppl reside in another universe.

Viva Beija Flor!

chris said...

Below's excerpt taken from 2005 CBS article

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 4, 2005
In Brazil, Beauty Is Never Enough
More Brazilians Going Under Knife To Become Even More Beautiful
Jaime Holguin

As CBS News Correspondent Trish Regan reports, more and more Brazilians, long recognized as some of the most beautiful people in the world, are willing to go under the knife to become even more beautiful.

In the last five years, the number of plastic surgery procedures performed in Brazil has more than doubled.

Breast and even buttocks augmentations, typically right before the country's annual Carnival, have become so popular that there's often a shortage of silicone. It's caused some to dub the country's annual party the "Silicone Carnival."

Meanwhile, Miss Brazil 2001 has freely admitted to having 23 cosmetic procedures, including liposuction, breast implants and silicone for her cheeks and jaw, all before the ripe old age of 22.

One reason for all the plastic surgery in Brazil might be the year-round hot weather. People spend a lot of time outdoors at the beach and there's pressure to look good.

safi said...

sum of them women skin lookin like leather! over tanning much? bleh!

Carnivalcocoa said...

I'd like to add that the Samba queens are handpicked by the samba schools hence the fittest, most beautiful (natural or augmented) and most skilled samba dancer is the band's queens.
Everybody else in the band/samba school is very covered up and take their position behind the queen.

Springmoon said...

I love the detail on those costumes! I'm also noticing that some of the cage/wire bras seem to have sheer fabric behind then, allowing for more coverage.

Helloooooo plastic surgery, though!

Mas Assassin said...

Carnivalcocoa is right while we Trinidadians might be influenced by these Brazilian designed costumes many of us fail to realise that they look so good in them because they are designed strictly for that body type. This aesthetic does not apply to every woman, and every female masquerader in Brazil does not wear these costumes, these girls go through a rigorous selection process and only the best get to wear these costumes.
"As you have probably heard or seen, the BrazilianCarnaval became a very professional institution. Everyone involved want to make sure only the best resources are used, both material and human. A carnival parade encompasses many wings, and in one of them, as an example, only the best can join, as the "elite samba dancers' wing", or, as they care called in Portuguese, the "Passistas Wing". Now how do these traditional samba-schools pick the very best samba dancers among thousands in the country, to represent the samba-school during a carnival season? Well, most of them conduct a challenging and very competitive samba dance contests in Rio and Sao Paulo.
The contests may sometimes take more than 2 or 3 rounds, and they normally happen at the samba-schools premises or famous samba auditoriums or specialized clubs. A series of criteria are used to aid jurors select the best dancers. Just like a beauty pageant contest in the US, not only the beauty, or in this case, the dance per say is evaluated, but a series of attributes. Some of the criteria evaluated by the specialized jury include the candidates´ grace, posture, and coordination. But above all, the judging panel closely look at the "samba at the feet" criterion, or "Samba no Pé", to use the original expression in Portuguese, which is the specific ability to dance the samba."
check it out.

boobs said...

these women are thick wow! and they look great!!! see women trying to be a zero or close too isn't sexy trust!

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