Saturday, January 4, 2014

Mardi Gras is almost here!

 Most people in Chattanooga don't really seem to know much about Mardi Gras, except that it involves costumes, masks, feathers and PARTIES

If you are lucky enough to be invited to a Mardi Gras themed party, we at Beauty and the Beast Costumes can help.  I'll be posting helpful hints and tips about understanding Mardi Gras and how to look your best while having the most fun at your event. 

First of all, let's start with the idea that all Mardi Gras costumes must be Purple, Green and Gold.  NOT TRUE!  Mardi Gras is a celebration of the good life.  When it comes to costumes, anything goes, as long as it is bright and exciting.  The costumes can be Royal, Sexy, Whimsical, Fantastic, Romantic, Futuristic, Historical or any combination thereof.   The only rule that you have to remember is "Don't follow the rules!"

Let's get started, shall we?

One tradition is clowns and court jesters.  These are bright, fun and can easily incorporate the purple, green and gold colors.  Don't get hung up on the idea that other colors are not allowed, just go with anything bright and mix and match. 

The King's Jester costume package shows a young woman wearing the tunic as a dress, but there is no reason a man can't wear it with pants. 

Don't forget the KIDS when Mardi Gras rolls around.  It's a great way to get one more use out of those Halloween costumes.  Just add some beads and a mask and you're ready to go!

Rubies King's Jester costume - $27                                     Rubies Smiley the Clown costume - $16
Venetian mask  - $9                                                              Rubies Clown wig - $4
Scepter - $5                   Gloves - $3                                     Domino mask - $1

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