About Samba Costumes
In some parts of the world, samba costumes are an essential part of the yearly celebration of Carnival, the festival that takes place in predominantly Catholic countries before Lent. For example, these costumes play an important role in the massive legendary Carnival celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are samba Carnival costumes for both men and women, and the two types tend to differ greatly. For the most part, the women's costumes are quite skimpy and revealing, though they involve a lot of embellishment and can actually be quite large. Most of these costumes feature a bra top and a brief bottom with accompanying feathered and spangled head pieces and cuffs for the ankles and wrists. Both women's and men's costumes are typically very brightly colored, with lots of shiny and sparkly bits to catch the eye. There is a large inventory of samba costumes on eBay, including costumes for both men and women, though women's costumes may be easier to find. Even if you cannot make it all the way to Rio this year, you can still celebrate Carnival in traditional style.