Rio Samba Costume Shop

London, England · 42 Sales

Shop owner

Dahlia E


SambaCostumeShop is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We are away until October 5th, thanks and see you then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 18 Sep, 2018

We are away until October 5th, thanks and see you then!

Dahlia E

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Dahlia E


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Shop policies

Last updated on 17 June, 2016
Hello and welcome to the Samba Costume Shop on Etsy.

We sell authentic, handmade Brazilian Samba costumes designed for professional samba dancers. Every costume is one of a kind, we never make two of the same costume, meaning you are guaranteed a unique piece that no one else has. They are heavyweight and durable, designed for professional use and should last you for many, many years of shows.

If this is your first samba costume purchase it is understandable you may have many questions - please do not hesitate to ask!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not happy with the costume, and it is unworn, we are happy to refund the purchase price once we have received the item back, however we cannot refund postage or pay for return postage. Please choose carefully.
Delivery is from the UK via Fedex or Parcelforce Global Priority service. Postage is expensive as the costumes are heavy, and we only send fully tracked and insured to protect your purchase. Tracking number is provided on delivery of item.

We cannot be responsible for any customs fees which may be applied by your country, however we do our best to avoid this!
Additional policies and FAQs

1) How come your costume sizes are in such a wide range e.g B-C cup, 8-12 hips?
Samba costumes can usually be adjusted to fit several different shapes and sizes. For the wire bra, the wires can be adjusted to fit different sizes within the range. For the hips, don’t worry if you are smaller than the size mentioned on the photo. All samba costumes can have extra hooks sewn on to adjust the size to be smaller.

2) I just want the headpiece or bikini, can I buy these separately?
We only sell the complete costumes, we cannot separate out any of the parts to sell separately except for the feather backpacks.

3) My costume doesn’t fit me / isn’t as expected. Can I get a refund?
We will only offer a refund in exceptional circumstances and if the costume has not been worn. Please ensure you are familiar with the sizing required for samba costumes. Please inspect the photographs carefully before committing to buy. If a refund is granted, we cannot refund your original postage costs, and the cost of return postage will need to be paid by you.

4) Do you ship to my country?
We have previously shipped all over Europe, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, US and Canada with no problems. If your country is not listed please email us to enquire.

5) Why is postage so expensive? Do you have any cheaper options?
There are several reasons for high postage prices including the heavy weight and size of the costumes. We ship by Parcelforce Global Priority service from England, which is a fully tracked and insured service. We will not ship without tracking or insurance as these are expensive, unique and irreplaceable items.

6) I need my costume in a hurry for a show! Can you send it ASAP?
While we make every effort to ship costumes in a timely manner, once the costume has been sent the delivery time is out of our hands and sometimes delays occur which are not in our control.

7) Why did I have to pay a customs charge when I collected my costume?
We make every effort to minimise the incidence of customs charges being applied to our clients when they collect the item in their home country. However we cannot be responsible for any customs charges which are incurred. This does not happen often but it does occur from time to time.

How to Measure your Samba Costume
1. The top of hip measurement given on the description needs to be taken around the top of the hipbones and NOT the largest part of the hips. The styles fasten just above the hips.
2. Measurements for the lower part of the bikini are the maximum size that can wear the costume, if you are smaller you can take in the costume to fit it to your body. The model wears a size 8 however the costume was adjusted for the shoot, many of the costumes will fit up to a size 12 so please take your measurements.
3. Bra frame sizing varies due to the adjustable nature of the wire frames.
4. Arm and leg bands are elasticated and should fit most sizes.
5. Please note all costumes are a thong / g-string style at the back.
6. Feathers are detachable from the headpiece for ease of transport.