Welcome to the secret world of samba costume! Artificial Feathers! But what are they and why are they so much used in the carnival world. Artificial Feathers are a great way to inexpensively add sparkle, shine and volume to a costume. You might think that they are feathers who "look and feel like real feathers", right? Well, not in the Brazilian samba community. Artificial feathers are specially used in carnival parade costumes in big or small quantities as an accent of a headpiece or back wings for example.
Some artificial feathers when seen from far away, looks just like the real feather. They are light and create a beautiful effect, however they are more fragile than feathers and appropriate care is essential. If you are using the artificial feathers for a massive parade or your own parade, substituting it is recommended as they can bend or get damaged.
Also for those who do not wish to use bird plumage, that's an excellent way to accentuate your costumes.
Some artificial feathers are custom made to match a theme, a costume or a float. We are proud to see these artificial feathers because they are made in Brazil, and hand made.
Artificial feathers can also be used alone in headpieces, in back wings, arm wings or in between real feathers as an accents. It gives a different dimension and shine to the costume, an effect that a real feather cannot achieve.
It's all up to your imagination!
Artificial feathers in Brazil are made of fabric or acetate, usually covered in glitter or paint. The shape and form in general terms reminds you of a feather and it is attached to thin skewers. Some styles includes streams of acetate, fiber skewers and fabric or thin foam design.
These artificial feathers are then applied to the costume. If you need a special design, base color or specific length, do not hesitate in contacting us.
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