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About Mardi Gras Costumes

One simply does not attend Mardi Gras, the rowdiest party of the year, without a Mardi Gras costume. Mardi Gras began as a celebration of eating richer, fatty foods preceding the fasting season of Lent. Today, Mardi Gras celebrations feature masks, costumes, beads, debauchery, and letting your inhibitions go. Celebrations vary from city to city, with many lasting for an entire week. Children get in on the fun, dressing as their favorite superhero, butterflies, fairies, princesses, clowns, or other kids' Mardi Gras costumes. Men's Mardi Gras costumes include gladiators, crawfish, court jesters, as well as many others. During Mardi Gras, the more outlandish the costume, the better. Some partygoers tend to tone things down by wearing more subtle costumes in the Mardi Gras colors of purple, turquoise, and gold. Burlesque, fairy, and flapper costumes are popular with the ladies. For the less daring, floor-length Mardi Gras capes in purple, gold, and turquoise is more preferable. Some prefer simply to carry a Venetian mask adorned with beads, jewels, and feathers. You can find a vast inventory of Mardi Gras costumes on eBay.