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Mardi Gras Costumes: 10 Best Ideas for Singles, Couples, and Children

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Mardi Gras will be coming up very soon, it's February 25th this year. Do you have your Mardi Gras costumes yet?

There are so many different possibilities when it comes to costumes it can be hard to choose. There are lots of options to choose from but here are the top 10 costumes for singles, couples, and children.

Mardi Gras Costumes for Singles

The best Mardi Gras costumes will help you stand out. The more bling and sparkle the better. If you are going as a single this year then consider choosing something that will be eye-catching. Have fun with your costume. Don't be afraid to stand out and get out of your comfort zone.

Something Flirty

Choose something flirty like a daring color that stands out like a beautiful emerald green, or something gold and sparkly! Glitter, eye shadow or even a simple fleur de lis style facepaint in the classic purple, green and gold is a fun accent.

Add Feathers

Feathers are a very popular trend for Mardi Gras. Choose the perfect outfit and then add lots of feathers to it. Sew into the costume to add a  feather boa or just wear a big feather boa around your neck. Have fun with your accessories with some feather earrings.

Add Some Mystery

Masquerade ball attire is very popular for Mardi Gras. Find a beautiful masquerade mask to wear. The fun of a mask is that you can hide your identity. It gives your look a bit of mystery and allure. There are a ton of options available so choose one that fits your personality and outfit.

Mardi Gras Costumes for Couples

Going to Mardi Gras with a significant other? Having a fun couples costume can be a fun way to enjoy the festivities. There are lots of fun options for couples to express their relationship.

Coordinate With Your Partner

When you are choosing a couples outfit pick something that goes well together. You don't have to be an exact match to have a couples outfit. Instead, look for pieces that coordinate with a theme or color. This way you can stand alone or together and have a great costume.

Choose a Theme

Discuss a theme and choose the one, you both love. Go as jesters, masqueraders, or kings and queens. Choose outfits that will work for both of you and show your best assets. Choose outfits with a similar color theme. Matching up colors can be a fun way to show your flair as a couple.

Bring Your Accessories Game

If you are not into doing a complicated costume, then considering matching accessories. Get hats, sunglasses, or jewelry that matches. It can be a fun way to show your couple style without the cost of elaborate costumes.

Mardi Gras Costumes for Children

Children love Mardi Gras as well. There are lots of fun costumes on the market for kids. You can find age-appropriate costumes that will make your child look great. Children of all ages can enjoy the holiday and events.

Up Your Color Game

Mardi Gras colors are green, purple, and gold. Go crazy with the colors for your children's outfits. The more color the better. Your kiddos will have lots of fun sporting the carnival colors and they are going to look amazing. You can't go wrong with traditional colors.

A Mardi Gras Fairy

Find green and purple tulle tutu skirt, fairy wings and add a sparkly top for the perfect fairy costume. Mardi Gras is magical, and a fairy costume is a perfect fit. Add lots of glitter to make your fairy stand out.

King Baby

Do you have a baby to bring along to a Mardi Gras event? Consider a king baby costume. The king baby is a Mardi Gras tradition where a baby figurine is hidden in a cake. The person who finds the baby in their cake has luck all year. It's a simple costume and a super cute idea for a baby.

DIY Costumes

Part of the fun of Mardi Gras is learning about the traditions. You can make a fun craft and educational activity out of your costumes for kids. Let them make their masquerade mask with paints, glitter, and feathers. Explain the traditions of the carnival while you craft. They will know more about the holiday and look great.

Practical Costume Tips

Costumes are lots of fun when you attend Mardi Gras but there are some things to consider. You want your costume to be fun but practical.

Consider transportation issues, if you have an elaborate costume. Make sure you can fit it in a suitcase for travel without damaging it.

Dress in something comfortable. There is a lot of walking at Mardi Gras, you will appreciate some comfy clothes and shoes.

Plan for the weather, it can be hard to predict but plan ahead. Dress in layers so you can add or remove based on the temperature. Bring an umbrella in case you need it.

Get Prepared for Mardi Gras

With little time left to prepare your costume choices, it is time to get prepared for Mardi Gras. Spend the time now choosing your Mardi Gras costumes and get creative.

If you need to make your costume start early. If you are going as a couple spend get prepared by choosing your theme and shopping together. Don't let Mardi Gras surprise you by waiting until the last minute.

Check out our selection of costumes and accessories to find all of your Mardi Gras essentials. 

Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)