Brazilian Carnival Costumes

1112Brazilian Carnival Costumes are one of the most recognized parts about this huge party. They’re more than only some feathers here and there and a few strings. Listed below are 5 intriguing facts about the costumes worn during the Brazilian Carnival.

Made by Hand or Machine?

Every year several hundred people work countless hours working on the costumes for Brazilian Carnival. Even though the costumes for the women cover very little, they are very ornate. The beads, feathers and spangles which make up the costumes are in the millions. The costumes underneath all the flashiness can be made by a sewing machine but the spangles, beads and feathers have to put on by hand which takes several hours.

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Costume Masks

1112As Halloween approaches, party costume revelers know that costume masks are not just for festivals or Carnival. Costume masks are an integral component of any scary Halloween costumes. As a form of expressive power of commemorating All Saints’ Day Eve, thousands of people don their favorite monster masks such as cryptic cadavers skull masks, scary Halloween masks and masquerade masks.

Indeed, throughout human history, people have used masks as part of ceremonial outfits to celebrate a variety of religious or spiritual festivals. The exact origins of wearing masks in ceremonies are unknown; but masks have been worn by religious celebrants as well as spiritual and pagan observers. In Africa, masks are carved with extraordinary skill from a variety of materials including wood, copper, brass and iron, and are used for various functions such as the ritual ceremonies to communicate with the spirits.

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