All Mardi Gras Masks
Carnival and Fat Tuesday are a wonderful time for costumes and crazy props. Mardi Gras masks are the unofficial symbol of the holiday and the perfect item to complete any look. Like many modern festivities and traditions, Mardi Gras masks can be traced back to Renaissance Italy. Venetian masks typically come in full or half face designs and are decorated with feathers, beads, sequins and glitter.
Some masks can be tied on while others are attached to sticks. Half masks on sticks off a more feminine flair and are a wonderful choice for women's costumes. That doesn't mean women can be the only masked figures at the festival. Men will look dashing in a white and gold stylized mask or a plain black cocktail mask.
Covering your face adds to the fun and mystique of your outfit. The colors and style you choose can make a big difference in the overall feel of your look. A suave and classy Mardi Gras costume for a king might pair a crown with a simple mask design while a court jester outfit might go well with a more colorful design. Find a mask and hat that complement each other for an even cooler look.