Get your Mardi Gras costumes in time for the Carnival festivities! Mardi Gras is a celebration that marks the last day to party before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras started as a Catholic ritual but now it is enjoyed by all faiths. New Orleans, Louisiana, and especially Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, has become synonymous with Mardi Gras. It was brought there by the French settlers in the 1700s. Today, Mardi Gras traditions like parades and masquerade balls take place all over the world. People in costumes line the streets while dancing and marching in procession to the sounds of jazz music.
The types of costumes people wear for Mardi Gras represent the king's court. Mardi Gras King costumes and queen costumes with royal purple robes and crowns are most often worn by the host and hostess of the party. Jester costumes with their funny hats and shoes are for partiers who seek a good time. These three costumes dominate the Mardi Gras theme but many also go for the Carnival style with sexy show girl costumes that have lots of glitz and glamour. The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold which represent justice, faith and power, so all costumes incorporate these colors. The selection of costumes is big enough that you will find one perfect for you. They come in sizes that range from extra small through adult plus size 4X. For anyone who would rather not wear a complete costume, the assortment of Mardi Gras hats, vests, masks and other accessories will still make you feel like you are part of the celebration.
Put on your costume and enjoy some of the most popular traditions which include parades, masquerades, eating king cakes, and tossing beaded necklaces to parade goers. Beads are typically given out by Mardi Gras krewes that ride on parade floats but anyone can give of receive beads. No Mardi Gras experience is complete without a few strands of beads to adorn your costume. Beads come in all styles and lengths so you can buy some to wear with your costume and others to give away to other revelers.
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