Fat Tuesday, otherwise known as Mardi Gras is the day when people release their inhibitions and celebrate life to the fullest. The celebration includes dressing up in Mardi Gras costumes and partaking in many traditions like parades, throwing beaded necklaces, eating king cakes and attending masquerade parties. You don't have to go to New Orleans to join the fun. Mardi Gras parties can take place anywhere.
Mardi Gras king and queen costumes, masquerade costumes and jester outfits are the most common costumes for the celebration. The traditional Mardi Gras colors are purple, green and gold so you will find costumes in all combinations of these colors. Every costume is made for wearing to a parade, party or masquerade ball. All you need to do is decide which one suits you best.
Imagine singing and dancing to songs like When The Saints Go Marching In. People of all ages love the spirit of this holiday. Some love it so much that they take part in the rituals of the entire pre Lent season known as Carnival.
Mardi Gras always falls on the day before Ash Wednesday but that day varies every year depending on the first full moon of the spring equinox. Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon of the spring equinox so Mardi Gras is 41 days before that. If is sounds complicated, don't worry. Wholesale Costume Club will keep you informed well in advance by advertising all of our amazing Mardi Gras costumes for men, women and kids.