19+ Colorful Mardi Gras Costume Ideas For Adults

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Step into the world of Mardi Gras with a costume that’s vibrant, historical, and oh-so-fun! Bursting with color, these outfits let you embrace a rich tradition, stand out in any crowd, and become part of a global celebration. Why blend in when you can dazzle? Wear a Mardi Gras costume and let the festivities begin!

21 Mardi Gras Costumes for Adults

1.) Women's Mardi Gras Beauty Costume

$59.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

This Women's Mardi Gras Beauty Costume is good enough for you to join all the Mardi Gras Parades. Add a baton for some extra fun and make your own show.

2.) OppoSuits Mardi Gras Costume Suit for Men

$99.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Celebrate in the Big Easy in authentic style in this Opposuits Mardi Gras suit for men. Show off your style at the party with this great suit by Opposuits.

3.) Medieval Jester Costume for Adults

$69.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Entertain your ruler the way they did back in Medieval times! This Medieval Jester Costume will give you the spontaneous desire to perform in front of an audience.

4.) Mardi Gras Tinsel Wig

$14.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

This Mardi Gras Tinsel Wig is a perfect accessory to complete your Mardi Gras look. It features the classic and fun colors associated with the holiday and it's sure to draw attention at any party!

5.) Roxy's Revenge Women's Sexy Costume

$49.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Are you obsessed with the 1920s? Do you want to look chic and be the star of the night? Well, then this Women's Sexy Roxy's Revenge Costume is for you for your Mardi Gras festive!

6.) Adult Mardi Gras Cape and Crown Set

$49.99  in stock
Fun.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Show up to Mardi Gras in this Adult Mardi Gras Cape and Crown Set! Everyone will be bowing and down to you when you're wearing this marvelous cape and crown set.

7.) Women's Mardi Gras Floral Crown Costume Headband

$6.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Add something fun and new to your Mardi Gras look this year when you get this lovely Adult Mardi Gras Floral Crown Headband! It's sure to be a great addition to your holiday look.

8.) Dark Jester Adult Costume

$39.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

This Adult Dark Jester Costume is not your basic clown--he's truly evil! Practice your menacing laugh and you are all set to scare your Halloween party guests.

9.) Men's Mardi Gras Jester Costume

$69.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

You'll fit right in with all the other clowns and jesters at the next Mardi Gras when you wear this Men's Mardi Gras Jester Costume! Be ready to hand out lots and lots of beads!

10.) Mardi Gras King Costume for Adults

$79.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

You'll be ready to jump aboard any float and lead the parade in this Adult Mardi Gras King Costume. And yes. The party doesn't have to end in New Orleans.

11.) Mardi Gras Feather Fan

$7.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Find the perfect accessory to complete your Carnival Mardi Gras outfit with the Mardi Gras Feather Fan. This fan will help you bring the party feel to any occasion.

12.) Women's Crystal Flapper Costume

$24.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Hit the dance floor in our Women's Crystal Flapper Costume! So perfect it will make you feel like you were transported into the roaring twenties! Perfect for Halloween, New Years, and even Mardi Gras.

13.) Women's Mardi Gras Sequined Shrug

$34.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Every girl needs to have a good costume to become the life of the party. Shimmer and sparkle all night with this shiny Women's Mardi Gras Sequined Shrug.

14.) Plus Size Women's Crystal Flapper Costume

$29.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Step straight into the 1920s, with our Plus Size Women's Crystal Flapper Costume. Complete with fringe and shiny silver sequins, that are sure to make you the star of the party!

15.) Amethyst Purple Flapper Women's Costume

$34.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Roar into the 20s with our Women's Amethyst Flapper Costume! Made by us, emitting a bright pop of color, that is sure to catch everyone's eye. Ideal for Halloween, New Years Eve, and Madri Gras!

16.) Mardi Gras Cane

$24.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Don't be the only jester at the party without this cool Mardi Gras Skull Cane Accessory! This accessory will be the perfect addition to your costume look.

17.) Women's Sequin Carnival Vest Set

$29.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

You can't celebrate Mardi Gras without a costume! This Women's Sequin Carnival Vest Costume Set will be perfect to wear as is or to add to your jester look!

18.) Gold Glitter Hands Glasses

$9.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Bring some fun to your holiday get together or party when you show up wearing these Gold Glitter Hands Glasses. These Gold Glitter Hands Glasses will be sure to add some sparkle and pizzazz to your overlook look!

19.) Men's Sequin Carnival Vest Set

$29.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

This simple, yet fun, Men's Sequin Carnival Vest Set will be the perfect way to dress up for Mardi Gras! Wear as is or add to your jester costume to complete your look.

20.) Adult General Hat

$43.99  in stock
Halloweencostumes.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Get the respect your deserve when you top your military costume with this handsome General Hat! This costume hat includes a black vinyl brim with a gold admiral insignia on top.

21.) Lace Mask - Black

$16.99  in stock
Fun.com
as of September 8, 2023 2:53 pm

Masquerade the night away in this Black Lace Mask. This black eye mask features a lace design and is perfect for a costume party or Mardi Gras. The limits are your imagination.


Mardi Gras Costumes: A Symphony of Colors, Cultures, and Celebrations

Mardi Gras, which translates to “Fat Tuesday” in French, is not just a festive occasion; it’s a phenomenon that’s celebrated globally, especially in cities like New Orleans. At the heart of this celebration lies the flamboyant and diverse Mardi Gras costumes. But what makes these costumes so unique? Let’s delve into the vibrant world of Mardi Gras attire and discover their allure.

Historical Roots of the Costumes:

The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced back to medieval Europe. The costumes, with time, have imbibed a mix of French, African, and Spanish cultures. Initially, these costumes allowed participants to escape societal norms and class structures, offering them anonymity. Today, they still carry that historical significance while also reflecting the creativity and spirit of the modern age.

Diversity in Design:

Mardi Gras costumes are a patchwork of designs and inspirations. From the regal robes of kings and queens to jesters, mythical creatures, and nature-inspired ensembles, there’s no limit to what you might encounter. Each costume tells a story, either rooted in tradition, personal experiences, or contemporary events.

Significance of Colors:

Three colors dominate the Mardi Gras scene: purple, green, and gold. They were chosen in 1872 by the King of Carnival, Rex. Each color signifies a virtue: purple for justice, green for faith, and gold for power. Incorporating these colors into costumes has become a longstanding tradition, resonating with the core values of Mardi Gras.

Masks: The Mysterious Accessory:

Masks are a quintessential component of Mardi Gras attire. Historically, they provided wearers with the freedom to interact outside of their social class. Today, they add an element of mystery and allure, allowing participants to momentarily adopt a new persona.

Handmade with Love and Passion:

Many Mardi Gras enthusiasts spend months crafting their costumes. This labor of love often involves intricate beadwork, feathers, sequins, and innovative materials. The handcrafted nature of these costumes underscores the personal dedication and passion individuals bring to the Mardi Gras celebration.

Reflecting Social Commentary:

Modern costumes sometimes serve as a platform for social and political commentary. Participants may design their outfits to reflect current events, raising awareness or showcasing support for specific causes or movements.

In the End:

Mardi Gras costumes are much more than mere festive wear. They are a rich tapestry of history, culture, personal stories, and societal reflections. These outfits encapsulate the essence of Mardi Gras: a celebration of life, diversity, and shared human experiences. So, the next time you witness the burst of colors during a Mardi Gras parade, remember that each costume is a story waiting to be told.

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