Mardi Gras provides a wonderful annual opportunity for people the world over to get absurdly drunk and act ridiculous in public without fear of scorn, or of breaking the law. Aside from these wholesome activities, donning Mardi Gras costumes is de riguer. The more outlandish and colorful the costume, the more appropriate.
Haute couture concepts have no place on Mardi Gras costumes. Mardi Gras costumes should be scandalous, fun, and flashy--as in blinking, or bling. Try a gold small rapper chain on for size. Or tweak any chosen Mardi Gras costumes with a gold diva wide braided belt, a gold princess tiara with heart stone, and several 12 packs of gold bangles all worn on one arm.
Mardi Gras costumes are a palette onto which you paint the effect you want to give. Let accessories serve as your brush strokes, the tackier and gaudier the better. Flashing LED bumpy rings are an idea. And don't forget a flashing LED mouthpiece: Mardi Gras costumes are the perfect excuse to show off blinking grills.
If you and your friends' Mardi Gras costumes fascinate and blind onlookers, wonderful! Drive home the displaced Roaring Twenties theme with a Black Flapper instant costume. Throw on a pirate skull necklace to satisfy any adoring fashionistas with tastes for the exotic.
Tap into your infinitesimal drop of royal blood with Mardi Gras costumes: hold your head up, adorned with a royal jeweled gold king crown, or a Roman helmet with red feathers. Let LED maracas stand in for scepters.
Mardi Gras costumes are also suitable to the sublime, the understated, as in a light purple pashmina shawl. Other Mardi Gras costumes help you to nod at your over romanticized and nonexistent Native American roots, or your love of punk, as in the LED rainbow Mohawk wig. Or swap your Mohawk for Cuban-esque Mardi Gras costumes: wear a purple Cuban tweed fedora hat, and wade through street crowds randomly blowing cigar smoke onto revelers' flesh. Mardi Gras costumes are a template, remember. Inscribe what you will, or what others wouldn't dare.
A purple peace sign scarf is key to any Mardi Gras costumes favored by hipsters and flower children. For lovers of green Mardi Gras costumes, squeeze into briefs and Kelly green suspenders, and nothing else. For wannabe Mardi gras costumes, slip into gold rapper pants. Record your own lyrics over old 80s rap songs, and blast them from a boombox as you dance through the city streets.