About Carmen Miranda Hats
Carmen Miranda was a Brazilian samba singer whose flamboyant costumes, which often included headpieces decorated with fruit, became so iconic that the banana distributor Chiquita even co-opted her image for the logo that they still use today. Thanks to their iconic status, these fruity headpieces are often referred to as Carmen Miranda hats, and they make a great addition to samba costumes and other fun outfits. In addition to fruit, a Carmen Miranda hat may also feature feathers, flowers and other forms of embellishment, resulting in a colorful feast for the eyes. No Carmen Miranda costume is complete without one of these hats, which can be quite manageable to wear thanks to the addition of hollow, fake fruit rather than the real thing. Typically built on a turban-style base that hugs close to the head, these costume pieces may include additional embellishments such as wig hair or even earrings that fit close to the ear, which may be covered by the hat. There is a vast inventory of Carmen Miranda hats on eBay, including a variety of styles that come with different types of fruits and embellishments.