Mardi Gras is a time a celebration that starts with Carnival and extends through the start of Lent. The actual day, means Fat Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesday. Since Lent begins on that day, Mardi Gras is considered the last day of revelry and debauchery before the start of Lent, a time of sacrifice and reflection.

Mardi Gras Costumes

The primary costumes for Mardi Gras are the King and Queen. There are versions of the queen dress that are sophisticated and some that are quite risqué. The King's robes range from regal to comical. And since it is a time of revelry, the Jester suits the holiday perfectly.

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