carnival costumes 2002
webpage updated: Wed 26 Jan 2022
Comissão de Frente costume

Comissão de Frente
The Phoenix is Paraíso's symbol.
Paraíso's name and theme are worked into the caped costumes. The word 'Paraiso' appears with the left arms raised and 'Samba' with the right.

Porta Bandeira costume

Porta Bandeira
The Porta Bandeira - our Queen, is the repository of the honour of the samba school. She carries the School's flag with pride and grace. She and her escort, the Mestre Sala, are the only dancers who do not samba. Their movements are much more balletic, in

Mestre Sala costume

Mestre Sala
The Mestre Sala, the King and escort of the Porta Bandeira, is costumed like her in the colours of Paraiso. He dances gracefully and gymnastically, courting her and paying her homage.

Mirim costume

Ala Mirim
The costumes are made from simple material like raffia as the children will be involved in the costume production.

Baiana costume

Ala de Baiana
The Baianas' costume is the 'sequinisation' of a traditional colonial costume: a large hooped skirt that comes to life when the Baianas spin around to the chorus of the enredo - the samba school's carnival song.

Bateria costume

Ala de Bateria
The costume of the Bateria (percussion band) is in Latin American style. However, the design of the hat is a mixture of European, African and Indian influences. These styles are also brought together in the music of samba.

Passista (female) costume

Ala Passista (female)
The phoenix inspired costumes burning with flames emphasise their strong and dynamic dancing in the spirit of our school.

Passista (male) costume

Ala Passista (male)
The phoenix inspired costumes burning with flames emphasise their strong and dynamic dancing in the spirit of our school.

Xingu costume

Ala Xingu
The Ala Xingu is named after one of the strong indigenous tribes of the Amazon, and is a common component of a Rio school of samba. They represent the flora and fauna of Brazil to remind the audience of the natural resources of Brazil which need to be

Brasil costume

Ala Brasil
The Ala Brasil represents the rising sun - the warmth and friendliness of the Brazilian people.