What do you wear for a Mardi Gras Party? With February rapidly approaching, it’s time for all dedicated party-goers to start thinking seriously about their Mardi Gras outfits! Many people start organising their Mardi Gras costumes as soon as Xmas is done and dusted. So if you still haven’t finalised your costumes, there’s no time like the present!
At Costumebox, we LOVE parties and Mardi Gras is one of the best festivals of the year! We have lots of fabulous ideas for your Mardi Gras outfits, covering everything you need to know about how to dress for a Mardi Gras theme party and where to buy Mardi Gras costumes. So let’s get this party started!
How to dress for a Mardi Gras theme party
Whilst Mardi Gras costumes are colourful, sexy and fabulously outrageous, they also need to be comfortable, because you will be wearing them for hours and hours! Another important factor is that there are no rules, so you can let your imagination run wild – as long as you are comfortable!
Here are our quick tips on how to dress for a Mardi Gras theme party.
Mardi Gras colour schemes
Knowing how to dress for a Mardi Gras theme party starts with colours because the traditional colours of Mardi Gras are gold, purple and green (gold signifies power, purple for justice, and green for faith). So to be true to tradition, you should use these colours for your costume, but since there are no rules, you can go anywhere with your colour scheme and be as outlandish and decadent as you want!
Mardi Gras makeup
Whether you are wearing a Mardi Gras mask or not, you still need spectacular makeup to match your costume. There’s nothing subtle about Mardi Gras makeup because you want it to be part of your costume! Large eyelashes, glitter, sultry feathers, bright and seductive eyeshadow, and luscious lips are all factors to consider when designing your makeup for Mardi Gras.
On the one hand, you might prefer minimal makeup with enough glitter to make it Mardi Gras suitable or you might want to go all the way with glitter lips, rainbow-coloured eyes and chunky glitter eyebrows! There are plenty of great tutorials on YouTube, so you can let your imagination and creativity run wild!
Mardi Gras masks
Mardi Gras masks are traditional wear for these festivities. You can make your own if you are into crafts or purchase them online (we have a large supply of fabulous masks in the Costumebox vaults). The thing to remember with your masks is that they should complement your Mardi Gras costumes; the most popular type of masks are glitter masks, cat’s eye masks and harlequin masks. With Mardi Gras masks, the bigger and more elaborate the better – you can even purchase a simple mask and jazz it up yourself!
You can also purchase masks on a stick, which are very decadent! They are popular however with people who wear glasses because trying to fit a wearable mask over their glasses can be difficult and uncomfortable. If you are going with a DIY option, just attach a piece of dowel to the mask and you will be good to go!
Mardi Gras outfits
Mardi Gras theme outfits can go one of two ways – you can either wear a ‘normal’ dress and jazz it up with your makeup, mask and other accessories or you can go all out and wear a fabulous ‘dress-up’ costume. We have plenty of these in the Costumebox vaults, so now you know the basics for your costume, let’s take a look at eight Mardi Gras outfits that rock!
We have a range of female police officer costumes – one will suit your style, whether it’s more conservative or more sultry and seductive! Most of our police officer costumes come with a hat, short dress, gloves, handcuffs and name tag – giving you all the arresting power you need for Mardi Gras!
There’s nothing quite like an Abba costume to make you want to strut your stuff at Mardi Gras! We have a big range of disco dancing Abba costumes with attractive flared trousers in white, metallic blue, raging pink and black.
We said that anything goes at Mardi Gras and we meant it! Our classic bunny costume with leotard, bunny ears and detachable tail is a hot item and can be dressed up or down to suit your mood.
Just add high heels, fabulous makeup and a mask and you have a wonderful Mardi Gras outfit that’s sure to please the crowds! Costumebox has a range of adult fairy costumes with long or short skirts to suit any occasion, but especially Mardi Gras parties!
There’s nothing like a top hat and tails to make a splash at a party! The Costumebox red or gold sequin tailcoats add a touch of glamour and Cirque du Soleil to your costume, all you need is a top hat, cane, stockings and high heels!
Burlesque offers a multitude of fabulous Mardi Gras costumes, just add your own mask, stockings and high heels for a night to remember! Whether you want an entire outfit or just a corset or sheer skirt, our vaults are ready and waiting for your perusal!
For the guys, we have an awesome French sailor costume that will WOW your mates! If you want to sail the night away in a wash of fun and seduction, our sailor costume comes with everything you need – vest top, pants and neck scarf.
The perfect ensemble for Mardi Gras is the Rainbow Suitmeister for guys who want to stand out from the crowd in a sophisticated and elegant outfit. With a tie, jacket and pants, just add your own mask and footwear and you can look forward to a night of excitement and glamour!
Where to buy Mardi Gras costumes
Wondering where to buy Mardi Gras costumes? If you don’t want to create your own costumes for Mardi Gras, then check out the vaults at CostumeBox for some amazing ideas!