Aside from the parade, the biggest highlight of the Mardi Gras season is taking part in the masquerade. The idea behind wearing a disguise during carnival is that you can hide your identity and assume a different personality. You can get away with doing things that are outside of your character and no one will know it is you. They are a great disguise. Many celebrities go to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday and party in the streets with fellow revelers none the wiser. Wearing a Mardi Gras mask is a once-a-year opportunity to go wild without suffering the consequences.
Not only are you disguising your face but you are doing it in grand style! There are styles with wild feather, glitter and sequin combinations. Although traditional colors are purple, green and gold, when it comes to Mardi Gras masks, anything goes. We have so many styles from the simplest domino style to the most ornate full Venetian facemask. You can even create a one-of-a-kind disguise by buying an inexpensive domino mask in your favorite color or a blank white one and embellishing it yourself. You an also choose whether to wear one with an elastic band or carry a stick variety. Men and women can both wear Masquerade masks. How eleborate you get depends on your personal taste.