Mardi Gras Costumes
Why is Mardi Gras known for being such a wild party? That’s why it was created! Both sinners and saints alike indulge in the days before Lent. They decorate themselves in costumes ranging from ornate to nearly-naked. The real question is… which kind of Mardi Gras costume will you wear this year?
Looking for a quick fix? The simplest Mardi Gras costume idea is the feathered mask. They’re available at all costume shops, affordable, and come in a wide variety of styles. Even better are the Venetian Masks. With elaborate gold and silver Baroque designs, they’re way more fancy and impressive. With dozens of parades and parties leading up to Fat Tuesday, you have a great excuse to try a variety of mask styles
The official Mardi Gras colors are purple, green and gold. As long as you think COLORFUL, you will fit right in.
Fun Fact: Curious why Mardi Gras falls on a different date every year? It hinges upon Easter Sunday. An easy way to remember is Mardi Gras falls on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
Mardi Gras Costumes on eBay:
If you’re dreaming of an attending an exclusive masquerade ball, just go all out. You know the really impressive costumes of the Carnivale dancers? Those can weigh over 100 pounds and cost thousands of dollars. That level of costume commitment isn’t necessary, just keep in mind the company you will be in. If you’re heading to the Big Easy, plan your costume with the mentality “Bigger! Better! More feathers and glitter!” Check out eBay for some REALLY awesome Carnival costumes…