I’d heard of Rio’s world famous carnival, with its colorful costumes. But I was totally unaware of Indonesia’s annual Jember Fashion Carnaval [sic] until I stumbled across these pictures. This year’s parade, on July 8, followed a route that was 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long. There were 700 participants wearing the creations of fashion designers from 8 different Indonesian cities. Rio’s got nothing on Jember when it comes to spectacular costumes.
And from the 2011 carnaval: