Mardi Gras 2012 is right around the corner, and a few weeks ago we wrote about Mardi Gras masks and how they can be the perfect accessory to compliment the big parties that are coming up in the next few months. Whether it’s white sands and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro or revelry on Bourbon Street, getting dressed up in wild masks, beads and even elaborate Mardi Gras costumes is a highly anticipated event for people all around the world.
Anyone who has ever been to a celebration like this already knows that elaborate, ornate, grandiose and even hilarious Mardi Gras masks and costumes are all an integral part of the festivities. From Mardi Gras Kings and Queens to purple velvet pimp suits and sultry harlequins, there truly is a Mardi Gras costume and look that everyone can enjoy wearing.
What’s even better is that it doesn’t matter if you’d prefer to remain somewhat modest in your attire or would rather steer towards the more scantily clad approach. If there was ever a time to put on a truly outrageous costume with completely unabashed feelings about whether or not someone might think your crazy then this very well may be your chance. Go fashionable, go funky or go completely uninhibited. Whatever you choose, you’ll undoubtedly fit into a crowd somewhere among the fun.
Part of the tradition of Mardi Gras carousing is to do something off the wall and crazy, but in the end the goal for most people is to just have a great time, so here’s our Mardi Gras tip of the day:
Before you head out to the party this year, why not grab a stack of simple Domino Mardi Gras masks and hand them out during the week of festivities. It might be a great way to meet some new friends, and those party goers who were on the fence about dressing up will appreciate the fact that you were thoughtful enough to come equipped with some extras party favors