At the top of each float you will find the main
floatee, destaque in Portuguese. It's like the
cherry on the ice-cream. Framed by hundreds of feathers, they wear
costumes that are incredibly luxurious and expensive. There are
cranes at the concentration and the dispersion ready to take them
up and down. Climbing leathers would be impossible as these
costumes are heavy and their stand may be three stories high!
Destaques cannot be afraid of heights or the inevitable
trepidation as the float moves along. There are security poles for
them to hold every now and then.