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Who will you be during Rio Carnival?

Who will you be during Rio Carnival?

Apart from being the biggest event, the Rio Carnival is certainly the most colorful, with costumes and elaborate floats that proudly display a samba school’s colors. If you think of painting a picture of the Carnival, finding the defined colors would be a seemingly daunting task. The same applies to carnival costumes when it is a matter of choosing one for your big night at the Sambadrome.

Samba School Paraiso Tuiuti - 2011

Parade with a real Samba Schools at the Sambadrome, Your costume is your access to the Rio Samba Carnival parade. You may buy your Costume For Rio Carnival Celebration Right Here. Carnival costume orders starts around November and ends a few weeks before carnival starts. Browse our collection of available costumes by samba school, parading date, price and type. Remember that Carnival Costumes for Rio parades are made to order. Have Fun!

Plan and budget your Rio carnival costume accordingly:

1) Costumes orders for Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade are accepted while supplies last. The window is normally from mid November till a few weeks before carnival.

2) "VIP Service" means Transfer and Guide assistance are included in your package. That's very convenient, but not the only option.

3) You can book any costume available on our site and go to the Sambadrome on your own. Subway is a safe and great idea, too.

4) Costumes have to be picked up in our Hospitality Desk at Hotel Atlantico Copacabana on Friday February 21st, Saturday February 22nd or Sunday February 23rd, 2020, exclusively, from 10 AM to 5 PM. We do not deliver costumes to the hotels or any address in Rio. 

The VIP Service

Get escorted all the way with our experienced English speaking staff. For your comfort and convenience our VIP Service Costume Packages will assure you don't miss anything. Our English speaking guides will lead the way from the time you get picked up to the end of the parade. All VIP Service costume packages include round trip transportation from the Hospitality Desk at Hotel Atlantico Copacabana to the parading ground - the Sambadrome - at parading day. Our English speaking guides will be with you before and during the parade, making sure you don't miss anything. All you have to do is to smile to the 80,000 people in the bleachers, not to mention millions more on TV around the world.

Ordering costumes online

Your choice of costume depends on the samba school you want to parade with or your budget. Costumes are ordered online. All you need to do is send us your correct measurements so that your costume will be ready in time for the Carnival. Rio.com offers a great selection of costumes that are tailor made to match the samba school’s requirements perfectly. This is the best way to assure your costume is the correct size and in pristine conditions. The price varies according to the design, the day you want to parade, as well as the school’s popularity in the competition. 

On our website you can also get:

Costume care

Those joining a samba school must be careful not to wear the costume prior to the parade so that it is kept in perfect condition. Judges award points for costumes, and you wouldn’t want to let your team down by wearing a damaged costume. Make sure you reach the Sambadrome two hours in advance and report to the president of your wing. If any portion of your costume is torn or missing you may not be able to parade. In the parade it is not allowed to take any  apparent personal object, like bags, backpacks, cellular, camera, so to ensure your participation in the parade do not bring big objects that can not be hidden in your costume. This is the time you get to warm up before your final strut down the runway. There is no doubt that the Carnival is the most colorful and creative event. This is your chance to enjoy entertainment at its best.