One of the things I like most about Carnaval de Rua (the free street carnival, as opposed to the paid procession at the Sambadrome) is the dressing up. And from the looks of it, I’m not the only one! Of course there are the classic costumes that show up every year (about 50% of all carnival photos will contain at least one pirate), but some people really go to town.
Today I thought I’d show you a few of the fantasias (way cooler then the English term I grew up with, ‘fancy dress’) that caught my eye this year. Let’s start off with Watermelon Man! Sure, anyone can put a watermelon on their head, but the shirt, cape and arm ‘protectors’ take this outfit up a level.
Next we get a bit naughty!
This guy, known only as Argentino (he’s Brazilian), was sporting a pretty bold variation on the more common ‘naked suits’ (see last year’s shot of John and Yoko).
Moving swiftly on, check out Cinco’s offering – very inventive!
OK, I’m going out now to enjoy my last day off work, but there’s lots more to come! Next time I’ll tell you about the Google Maps Markers, the Ceará Livre Hot Tub Crew and the mid-bloco skipping contest!