The Joy of New Orleans in Your Patio

by Alex Hardy*

Mardi Gras is a joyous celebration rooted in the culture of New Orleans, that has become very popular worldwide, so you probably are familiar with the celebration — Fat Tuesday in French, which is the day before the coming of Ash Wednesday, in the Catholic calendar.

Whether you plan to visit New Orleans or not, there's always room for Carnival festivities— even in your garage! Then, for this 2016, we have picked the most trending ideas for your Mardi Gras costumes.

For all you ladies and gentlemen, get off your ties and high heels and come to join the celebration of colors and funny imagination.

EXPERIENCE THE LUXURY OF VENETIAN MASKS

Hey you guys out there! We are not done without the Venetian masks. Drag your masks and add new alterations that capture the lovely atmosphere of this festival.

MATCHING THEMES

Well, this tip works only in pairs or more. You need to pick a theme with your friend, partner or family member and just shock the audience with your matching looks.

Make merry this Mardi Gras in a colorful and classic Mardi Gras Jester costume. Purple and green clash in colorful chaotic style to create this classic comedic look. Stroll the boulevard in New Orleans style and get the party started in this colorful unisex costume.

Mardi Gras Jester costume includes hat, tunic with attached collar, belt and shoes.

It's crafted of purple and green polyester. Check out sizes and shipping details with supplier.

TRIPLE-THE-FUN

Well, do you know that (Green, Purple and Yellow) are the official colors of Mardi Gras? Yeah! It could not be any more fun. Try to make a costume with these three colors; yellow shirt, purple pants and a green hat? Anyone?

Perhaps you'll prefer to wear the cute Mardi Gras Bourbon Street Jester Hat by Frank Bee Costume Center, above. It's tri-color. Each cap is bell tipped & wire framed, so the hat syling is up to you!

 

Collecting beads is overrated; instead show your passion for Mardi Gras in the Mardi Gras Men's Party Suit! Whether you make the trek to New Orleans or you're just hosting a really awesome party this slim fit style suit and tie combo is always a crowd pleaser.This Mardi Gras Men's Party Suit includes: Jacket, Pants and Tie.

SEXY PRINCESS TROUBLE

We thought this year would be amazing for our lady fans to dress as princesses; but Princess Trouble! Put on your lovely-dress, get your make-up kit and let’s go. You need to go crazy and creative with this tip. Your make-up should be upbeat and does not go with your elegant dress. Put on accessories that does not match your dress, but definitely reflect your cheerful spirit.

Watch out for rotten fruit if you plan on bobbing for apples on Mardi Gras when you wear this great and cute costume: The officially licenced Disney Princess Snow White Adult Womens Plus Size Costume by our advertiser Spirit Halloween.

Character dress presents a twist on the classic Disney princess gown having a shorter skirt and shinier fabric so you'll turn even more heads!

This officially licensed Disney Princess Snow White Plus Size Costume includes the 100% polyester dress and the headband. Be aware: The gloves, the petticoat and the shoes are not included.

Please, review wash and care instruction in the supplier's site. Click on the photo above to buy directly from the supplier. Online Exclusive Price: US$59.99

FEATHERED COSTUMES

Have your kids to join the celebration too. There’s nothing better than running around in feather. You can pick whatever costume you may like and do little modifications to unleash your wings! If you’re not up for handy work, you can choose any feathered costumes from shops online to match your personality. Nothing says Mardi Gras better than feathers!

Get the accessories your kid needs to be a pretty lady from the 1920s in New Orleans, when you have the Pink Flapper Girl Child Kit by Spirit Halloween. This flapper kit includes a pink boa, pink headpiece and faux pearl necklace. Click on the photo above to buy directly from supplier. Online Exclusive Price: US$14.99

FACE PAINT

Colors on your face won’t hurt your jester day-out! Just remember, you’re not going to a super bowl; be more upbeat with your choices and drawings. Mardi Gras is all about unleashing the funny, joking, creative side of you.

Let your imagination run wild and create a million and one looks with the amazing Face Painting Kit by Spirit Halloween for US$9.99. Design clowns, animals, princesses, pirates, ragdolls, or anything you can dream up! This all-inclusive makeup kit, with the tools for broad strokes or fine details, is a young artist's dream.

 

Thanks to MardiGrasNewOrleans.com for the parade photos.

* Alex Hardy is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He's extremely passionate about writing, and writes creative works for his own pleasure, as well as he enjoys reading interesting books.