Finding a Great Samba Costume
What could be more eye-catching than a Samba costume? Samba is not for everybody but if you really want to have a lot of fun and you are not shy at all— then come on down, friend and join the Samba party!
You can blame Brazil for the outrageous Samba. Well if you want to be technical about it, Africa is said to be the birthplace of Samba but during the 19th century, it became super popular in the streets of Brazil. During the 1930s and 1940s, Hollywood became enamored of samba and this catapulted it to worldwide recognition. And the world has never been the same again.
I don’t know if you have ever watched Samba (only gawked at the costumes perhaps?), but it’s a very interesting and lively performance danced by high energy and fun-loving people. The happy and carefree persona that the dancers put on is the bedrock of the dance. It is what makes Samba, Samba. This rhythmic high tempo dance is characterized by pelvic tilts, rocking and swaying of the dancers.
There are several variations of Samba but they are all similar with regard to the costumes worn. Because it is such an exuberant and flirtatious dance, expect the costumes to reflect the same vibe. Colorful and vibrant hues splash across the body and is embellished with more eye-catching accessories like sequins, feathers, rhinestones, beads and faux jewelry.
Now, if the bright colors aren’t enough to grab your attention, the bare skin should probably do it. Typically, ladies dancing the samba bare their shoulders, arms, legs, much of their torso and backs. Again, this is not for the faint hearted or conservative. The lack of coverage is not so much because of a shortage of cloth, but also for functionality, to better aid the dancers’ strong and vigorous movements— at least that’s what kids tell their parents.
Bikini Samba Costume
The usual Samba costume you will see is an embellished bikini with accessories. The accessories are usually over-the-top headpieces, boas, long gloves, leg accents, back and neck pieces and of course high heeled footwear. I guess that’s why samba is always celebrated in Brazil and not super cold countries— it’s hard to stay chipper when you’re freezing in your bare behind!
These costumes are so eye-catching that they usually are showcased in parades, street dances and carnivals. When it’s a big show of some sort, you can expect retailers to bring out the best samba clothes out. If you are using the costumes to actually dance the Samba and not just for showcase purposes, the designers will make sure that it is comfortable and it fits snugly to your body. These costumes can be purchased in online shops which feature dance products and resources.
How about it— are you thinking of buying yourself a fun Samba costume? Go ahead and buy one for yourself! You only have one life to live so live it well. Click here for Samba costumes! Enjoy your new Samba costume, and dress up for fun!