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MARDI GRAS

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. Check out our super selection of mens and womens Mardi Gras costumes.

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    Adult Glitzy Cat Black And Gold Mardi Gras Mask

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    Add instant allure to your carnival costume with this Adult Glitzy Cat Black And Gold Mardi Gras Mask! This enticing mask is the purrfect choice fo...

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    Minotaur Mask

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    The might of the Minotaur is within grasp! This Minotaur Mask is undefinable and strong! Join your Mardi Gras parties in this powerful Minotaur Mask!

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    2nd Skin - Green Skin Suit - for Adults

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    This snug and stylish 2nd Skin - Green Skin Suit - for Adults will let you create your very own costume ensemble for Halloween or cosplay. Where it...

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    Adult Inflatable Green Jumpsuit

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    Green and mean is the name of the game when you roll through. When you wear this chic Adult Inflatable Green Jumpsuit you'll be the highlight of yo...

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  • Deluxe Green Top Hat

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    Top o' the morning to yah. Make any leprechaun jealous when you slip on a Deluxe Green Top Hat. This stiff hat has a flat top and wide, gently bent...

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    Domino Mask Gold

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    Rise in disguise and meet any event with wide-eyed surprise in our Domino Mask Gold. Classic piece with elastic closure. Let your eyes do the talki...

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    Elegant Faun Black & Gold Mask

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    When Mardi Gras is around the bend, be ready to join in on the sensation with this Elegant Faun Black & Gold Mask! This beautifully decorated m...

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    Gold Full Face Mask

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    When you put on our Gold Full Face Mask, everyone will be wondering who's behind that opulent disguise! Your secret identity will be safe when you'...

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    Grease Green Base Make-Up

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    What's a green witch, a frog prince, or a lucky four leaf clover creature being to do when they're low on pigment? Green Base Cream Makeup to the r...

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  • Green Go-go Boots for Adults

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    Shine in green this Halloween with a colorful disco accessory! Buy the Green Go-go Boots for Adults and embrace the disco feeling. You?ll be able b...

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  • Green Hairspray

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    You'll look like a straight up punk rocker with this Green Hairspray. Mix it with black for an edgy look! Don't limit this just to Halloween, use i...

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  • Green Makeup

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    The Wicked Witch ain't got nothin' on you! Use our Green Makeup to turn your face and body a deep green. Each 0.7 ounce bottle has a screw-cap so t...

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  • Green Face Mask

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    You know how Mardi Gras parties go down. Disguise yourself during the festivities when you put on this Green Face Mask! This plastic piece is cut t...

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  • Professional Tights Kelly Green - Men

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    Get green for Halloween when wearing the Professional Tights Kelly Green - Me. These Green Men's Tights are perfect for plenty of costumes like Pet...

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    Short Bob Neon Green Wig

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    Want to stand out this Halloween? You'll be easy to spot when you wear the Wig-neon Bob-green! This short green wig with bangs is stylish and fun. ...

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    Silver Full Face Mask

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    If you're disguising your identity this Halloween, our Silver Full Face Mask will let you hide your face in style. This metallic mask will fit in w...

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    Tinsel Wig - Green

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    You'll become the life of the party this Halloween when you show up wearing the Tinsel Wig - Green! Great for cheerleader costumes, dancer costumes...

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  • Women's Green Glitter Gogo Boots

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    You won't need the luck of the Irish when you show up this St. Patrick's Day wearing the Women's Green Glitter Go-Go Boots! Your sexy leprechaun co...

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  • 6 Pack Sequin Mardi Gras Masks

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    Be ready to join the alligators and jesters when you slip one of these Sequin Mardi Gras Masks! A pack gives you six unique wing-tipped domino mask...

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  • Sequin Eye Mask - Purple

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    Add some elegant flair to Halloween with the Sequin Eye Mask in purple. This stylish mask features a wing shape and purple sequins. Complete a supe...

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  • Silver Masquerade Skeleton Mask

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    Get ready for the time of your life with the Silver Masquerade Skeleton Mask. Whether you are attending a Halloween ball, or just a college party, ...

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    Silver Long Nose Adult Mask

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    Looking for a fun mask for this year?s Halloween party or masquerade ball? Try the Silver Long Nose Adult Mask on for size! This metallic mask?s lo...

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  • Silver Mask with Horns

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    Silver adds glamour to any disguise, and this Silver Mask with Horns is no exception! Attend your Mardi Gras parties with bravado when you dare to ...

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    Silver Harlequin Adult Mask

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    Celebrate a classic in the Silver Harlequin Adult Mask! The Harlequin mask is a staple of masquerade balls and Halloween parties, and you can?t go ...

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  • Silver Sequin Eye Mask

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    Looking for a way to outshine others at a masquerade? Look no further than this sparkly Sequin Eye Mask. This comfortable mask has an elastic strin...

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  • Phantom of the Opera 1/2 Mask

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    Christine will be dying to see the man behind the mask by the end of the night when you wear the Phantom of the Opera Mask this Halloween! This whi...

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    Pink Face Mask

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    Bring mystery and curiosity to your style with this Pink Face Mask. It's got a wonderful and bold style that will hide your identity, but make a bi...

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  • Pink Domino Mask

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    Have mystery and beauty apart of your costume. When you don this Pink Domino Mask you'll have a level of sensuality and mystique that'll have your ...

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    Venetian Mask Silver W/Headpiece

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    Add a little mystery to your Halloween with the Venetian Mask Silver W/Headpiece. This silver mask features delicate silver and black detailing for...

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  • Purple Makeup

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    Put any jester to shame when you show up for Mardi Gras wearing this Purple Makeup! Each 0.7 ounce, resealable bottle gives you creamy makeup perfe...

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  • Purple Mask with Gold Trim

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    Head to the masquerade in style this year when you pick up our Purple Mask with Gold Trim! With your purchase, you will receive a pretty purple mas...

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  • Purple Domino Mask

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    Get ready for Mardi Gras by ordering this Purple Domino Mask! Each piece is made from treated satin and has an elastic band to hold it up. Leave it...

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    Velvet Purple Robe

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    Become the regal king or queen of the castle this Halloween when you put on our Velvet Purple Robe! With your purchase, you will receive an elegant...

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  • Venetian Green Velvet Feathered Mardi Gras Mask Adult

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    The time to party is now, and you need the perfect piece to emulate the air of intrigue. Put on our Adult Venetian Green Velvet Feathered Mardi Gra...

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  • Red Domino Mask

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    Capture anyone's heart when you slip on a Red Domino Mask before the party! This simple piece is made out of treated satin and has a springy elasti...

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  • Comfy Wear Lobster Costume

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    Bring this year's Halloween to the ocean when you pick up our Comfy Wear Lobster Costume! With your purchase, you will receive a bright red hooded ...

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  • Crown for a Child

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    Transform into a young king this year with a great accessory! Buy the Crown for a Child today. Everyone should be treated like royalty for a day. B...

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  • Crown for a King

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    Show the neighborhood that you are a king this Halloween! Gather your scepter and cape, but also remember your crown. Buy the Crown for a King toda...

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    Adult Mardi Gras Jester Costume

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    Really stand out at any party or parade with this Mardi Gras Jester Adult Costume. Costume includes shirt with attached cuffs, pants, collar, belt,...

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  • Dark Royalty Queen Mask

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    The Dark Royalty Queen Mask won't only disguise your look, but it will have you looking like you just stepped out of a Hollywood movie. This mask f...

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  • Checkered Silver, Gold, and Black Half Mask

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  • Kids Gold Glitter Gogo Boots

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    Snuggle up with your little kitten as they wear the Cuddly Lion Toddler Costume. Usually, lions are pretty fierce creatures, but not this time! Thi...

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  • Mardi Gras Mask - White

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    Whether you're celebrating for Mardi Gras, heading to the masquerade, or attending a Halloween party, you definitely don't want to miss out on our ...

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    Mardi Gras Cape Adult

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    Drape this adult Mardi Gras cape over your costume when you arrive at the party and then toss it off for a big reveal! It's made in the traditional...

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  • Littlest Lobster Toddler Costume

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    Dive in for some deep sea fun when your little one is wearing this Littlest Lobster Toddler Costume! This comfortable and eye-catching jumpsuit sty...

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  • Long Multi Colored Mardi Gras Tinsel Wig

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    Make a statement at your Mardi Gras or Halloween celebration with the Long Multi Colored Mardi Gras Tinsel Wig! The wig is made entirely of green, ...

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  • Long Purple Neon Wig

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    Wig out with the Long Purple Neon Wig! The perfect addition to any costume! DIY a superhero or add a funky spin to a traditional witch costume. Thi...

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  • Mardi Gras Sequin Bow Tie

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History of Mardi Gras

Like many of today’s Christian celebrations, Mardi Gras stems back to pagan spring and fertility rites. The holiday today is meant to celebrate excess and indulgence before Ash Wednesday and Lent. While Mardi Gras, Carnival and Fat Tuesday are all the same celebration, the two months leading up to Fat Tuesday, also called Mardi Gras, is called Carnival. Today, Mardi Gras and Carnival is celebrated around the world. Feasting on King Cakes decked out in purple, gold and green icing is popular around the world, and some slices even have a small token inside one slice. Old tradition says the person who finds a token in their piece is "crowned" king for a day, and can enjoy the best food and drink served to them. So watch what you're eating! Besides bead throwing and intense parties, Mardi Gras also features incredible masks and costumes, and the Krewe that wear them. Krewes are party organizers, and once the masks were used to protect their identity as they sang and danced around, begging for food and money to make communal gumbo. Today, these masks are just as much a part of protecting identity as they are a symbol and part of their costume.

Facts About Mardi

Gras All fun has to come to an end, which is actually what Mardi Gras is, the day marking the end of Carnival. And while the French brought Mardi Gras to the states, it’s celebrated all over the world, like Ireland, England, and even Canada, where it’s called Pancake Day. While Mardi Gras is known for being in New Orleans, the first Mardi Gras celebration in the US was in Alabama in 1703, but the first parade was in New Orleans in 1837, and it took another twenty years before floats became commonplace. But every Mardi Gras has had the three main colors: gold for power, green for faith, and purple for justice. See these facts and more in our Mardi Gras Facts infographic.

Men's Mardi Gras Costumes

Are you a Bookman, or a King? You can be anyone you want to be today, so choose wisely. Pick out a royal cape and don a magnificent crown while feasting on Kings Cake, or cover your human face with a devil mask, skipping around with the beast himself for a day. Indulge in a Carnival character costume and become a giant bat, or join the Cow Band, where you can either be the matador or raging bull. Or, go for the classic French mask and cape. Anything from domino masks to skin suits goes, so be creative. Maybe you’re looking for comfort and will stick to a simple mask and Mardi Gras beads, or maybe you’ll go all out for the occasion and dance around in a full jester costume. Fat Tuesday is a day where just about anything goes. Pick out bright colors, shiny masks, glittery clothes or wild wigs. Today is about food and fun, so be sure to be cheering along the sidelines with everyone else dressed in wild costumes as parade floats with wild scenes drift by. Just be sure to keep your color scheme to the traditional green, purple and gold.

Women's Mardi Gras Costumes

Go all out at this wild celebration. Pick out the wildest costume you can think of, and you may still look tame compared to the performers. Decorate yourself in stunning swaths of green, gold and purple, float down the road in royal cloaks, or mesmerize from behind a mask. Mardi Gras is celebration where you can be anybody, so dress up however you like. Your mask shields your face, so go out and have fun! Prance around in a full jester outfit, or do it the Mardi Gras way by making it a sexy jester costume. Go as the classic harlequin clown, or get fancy in frilly dresses as a baby doll or pick out a classy masquerade costume to spend the day in. Wear a tinsel wig to really shine, or simply stay comfortable in a shimmery mask. Or, if you can’t make it down to New Orleans to see the parade go by, set up your own Mardi Gras party. Everyone should be able to celebrate Mardi Gras. Have masks at the ready and plenty of beads to throw. Just be sure to include King Cake covered in icing, plenty of music and dancing, and lots of good food!

Mardi Gras Masks

Not only is it encouraged for everyone to wear masks at Mardi Gras, those on floats are required to wear them by law. There are many different kinds of masks, from simple domino masks to full-face masks. Some look like dunce hats, while others are more animalistic, and can even feature real fur. Wire frames, feathers and cardboard make up standard masks, but some of the more decorative and beautiful ones can be ceramic or porcelain. But while there are masks, there are also some recurring characters at Carnival, like baby dolls, who are women dressed in frilly dresses and bonnets carrying a baby doll mean to represent an illegitimate child. Watch in fear and amazement as bands of bats, imps and beasts march by, headed by the Bookman, said to reflect the face of the devil himself. Enjoy the sophisticated dances of Dame Lorraine characters, dressed in fancy hats and dresses, witness the power of Fancy Indians worn by Native Americans, easily spotted because of their incredible headdresses, and keep your coin purse out of the clutches of the Midnight Robbers, picked out of the crowd by his black clothes and wide brimmed hat, adorned with skull and crossbones and coffins.

Mardi Gras Accessories

Anything from masks to beads goes, but there is so much more! Use a skin suit as a base for your costume and add layers of decoration on that. Get a simple mask and add feathers and rhinestones and paint, or buy one pre-made and add it as a finishing touch to your costume. Every king needs a crown, so if you’re feeling royal be sure to pick up a regal crown to wear for the day, and maybe even a scepter to wield. Wear a red suit and add a mask topped with frightening devil horns to complete the look, or go for the old world feel and hide your face with a domino mask, paired with a fabulous cape of course. Or make like some parade performers and go animalistic. A kitty mask or long-nosed bird-like mask are the perfect additions to take your costume from good to great.