carnival costumes 2004
webpage updated: Wed 26 Jan 2022
Comissão de Frente costume

Comissão de Frente
The opening element of the parade is highly choreographed and our dancing couples perform the courtly dances of Venetian Balls, the women coquettish behind their masks and the gentlemen dressed as princes and dignitaries of foreign lands and the ever expa

Comissão de Frente costume

Comissão de Frente
The opening element of the parade is highly choreographed and our dancing couples perform the courtly dances of Venetian Balls, the women coquettish behind their masks and the gentlemen dressed as princes and dignitaries of foreign lands and the ever expa

Baiana costume

Ala de Baiana
The whirling baianas (originally dressed like the street vendors of Bahia) represent the mothers of the school of Samba. Again they are a mandatory group in Rio Carnival and are predominantly older ladies. They are also dressed in the courtly splendour

Xingu costume

Ala Xingu
This group (ala) is all dressed identically and have their costumes based on the theatre masks of comedy and tragedy. But of course in a Rio style using the feathers and sequins that form modern carnival. The name Xingu comes from the indigenous tribes

Carioquinha costume

Ala Carioquinha
The Carioquinhas (natives of Rio ) are dressed ready to promenade the boulevards of Europe with style and passion and the costumes evoke a period of European elegance.

Porta Bandeira costume

Porta Bandeira
The Porta Bandeira and Mestre Sala represent the carnival King and Queen of our parade. Dressed in the utmost expense and represent the royalty of Europe. The Queen is the bearer of our School?s flag the repository of its honour. The flag echoes the ba

Mestre Sala costume

Mestre Sala
The Porta Bandeira and Mestre Sala represent the carnival King and Queen of our parade. Dressed in the utmost expense and represent the royalty of Europe. The Mestre Sala escorts the Queen and dances with courtly gestures of the highest manners and at

Bateria costume

Ala de Bateria
The Bateria are dressed as buccaneers and the military. They sought adventure in the new worlds, taking their military drums to use in parades and in battle. The old military drums formed the backbone of the Bateria, which is the inspiration for their

Passista (female) costume

Ala Passista (female)
The coveted position of a Passista is reserved for the best samba dancers. They represent the passion and heat of Samba ? they are the ?fast and furious? dancers of traditional Samba with strong and dynamic movements. The females are dressed in the rev

Passista (male) costume

Ala Passista (male)
The coveted position of a Passista is reserved for the best samba dancers. They represent the passion and heat of Samba ? they are the ?fast and furious? dancers of traditional Samba with strong and dynamic movements. The men dress as Gigolos that woo

Mirim costume

Ala Mirim
The word 'mirim' is the indigenous people of Brazil's word for children. They are dressed as Pierrot, one of the central characters of European theatre.

Brasil costume

Ala Brasil
Ala Brasil are dressed as Harlequin, the companion of Pierrot.