Harlequin Mardi Gras Costumes, Masquerade Masks, Hats and Jester’s Party Outfits

by WriterArtist

It is time to get set in the brightest harlequin Mardi gras clothes, put on the Mardi Gras Jester party costumes, masquerade feather masks and hats for it is time for the carnival.

Get ready for the Mardi Gras Parade; the first day of the carnival season January 6th which is twelve days after Christmas is already set for the Mardi Gras preparations. The traditions have it that Jan 6 is the Twelfth Night which sets the commencement of the private masked balls. These grand festive occasions will occur till the end of Mardi Gras Day.

The greatest display of masquerading in February, the Mardi Gras parade is here. Not only in New Orleans, but also in other parts of the world Mardi gras celebrations have become extremely popular. Now the world knows how to throw a Mardi Gras party!

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Harlequin Mardi Gras Clothes


The origin of the Harlequin costumes for Mardi Gras clothes comes from the contemporary Harlequin which is Hellequin, an evil character in French play. Hellequin is supposedly a dark natured emissary of the devil, whose job is said to chase the souls of evil people condemned to hell. That also explains the devils mask that accompanies the Harlequin costumes. The Harlequin costumes are equally popular during Halloween’s eve, the celebration of dead.

The Fat Tuesday Carnival


The 2014 Fat Tuesday Carnival season is definitely going to be a longer lasting event that incredibly translates to more days of preparation, balls, partying and fun. It also means there will be a gala of functions in addition to the parades and of course enormous king cakes to dine on.

Though the largest celebration still happens in New Orleans, San Diego in US and Sydney in Australia are catching the trend. China too is adding in the league, not far behind are the other metropolitan cities getting into the spirit of Mardi gras masquerading parade, jesters and floating traditions.

Which is your favourite costume for Mardi Gras?

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DerdriuMarriner on 02/08/2023

The two are competitive even as perhaps the harleguin costume finishes a nanosecond ahead for the efficient reason of its applicability to Halloween. So it means one costume for two events, not two expenses for two events ;-D!

Mardi Gras Jesters Party Costumes


Somewhere, sometime the Jester’s gimmicks were borrowed in Mardi gras and the clown became popular in the masquerade. You will find many people dressed in the prankster costume making merry in masquerade processions and masked balls. A joker or a buffoon who is always present in pageants, magicians show in elegant and stylish costumes with opulent masks, singing and dancing in bright clothes and hat representing donkey’s ear and nose as of leprechaun.

The jesters make the fireworks and outdoor parades livelier. The festivities of the Mardi Gras are just appropriate for a carnival full of jesters. So get into the spirit with a Mardi gras jester costume, also eminent and widely popular for Mardi gras party costumes and balls.


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Updated: 01/31/2016, WriterArtist
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