Fat Tuesday Costumes

Are you looking for sexy, wacky, bizarre or weird costume ideas for Mardis Gras? With this annual event right around the corner, there are plenty of options available. There is no other place like Bourbon Street on Fat Tuesday that allows such freedom and creativity with your attire.












Despite the common perception, the majority of Mardi Gras is family oriented events and parades. It is true, however, that some people get extremely creative with daring costumes. Although Mardi Gras events last for several weeks, most people save the costuming for Fat Tuesday. If you are young and single, you will want to visit Bourbon Street on Fat Tuesday. If you have small children, this is the one day I would suggest you explore other areas of New Orleans.

So what are your options when it comes to Mardi Gras costumes? One of the most common choices you will see is French Colonial outfits. With the steep French history associated with The Big Easy, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that people revert to the dress of the late 1700s to early 1800s. If you go this route, don’t forget to have a drink at Lafitte’s Blacksmith, the oldest purported tavern in the United States.

Clowns are also extremely common during the reveling of Mardi Gras. The options here range from court jester styled costumes to mimes. Bourbon Street is known for its street performers that display their talents for tourists. These costumes can range from the simple to the elaborate, but don’t forget to include your beaded necklaces.

If you take a walk through the French Quarter you will note several businesses that sell voodoo related merchandise. New Orleans is renowned for its rich Voodoo history. Although rooted in African culture, most voodoo-style costumes reflect the perception of that religion rather than replicating the true traditional dress.

You will no doubt see a few pirates among party goers. Tavern wenches and o