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Mardi Gras costumes and accessories

Mardi Gras may be synonymous with the LGBTQIA+ community, but did you know its origins are Easter-related? Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", as traditionally it was the last day of eating rich and fatty foods before beginning a fast for Lent. Mardi Gras celebrations occur all over the world, but perhaps the best known celebration is in New Orleans in the US. Revelers dress up in fantastical costumes and makeup, celebrate, party, eat, drink, and even take part in a massive parade with carnival floats and more! In 2019 the day of Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday the 5th of March.

Over the years the concept of Mardi Gras has proven very popular with the LGBTQIA+ community as also being a celebration of love, diversity, and acceptance. Why not join in the Mardi Gras celebrations this year and get yourself a Mardi Gras costume? Just remember, the more over the top the better! Mardi Gras is a massive celebration of love and acceptance of all walks of life. If you are part of the LGBTQIA+ community or just want to be a supportive ally, celebrating Mardi Gras is a great place to start! You've come to the right place to get your hands on the most colourful and flamboyant costume and accessories you can imagine. There's no limits for your outfit; you can don rainbows, feather boas, masks, hats, jewelry, glittery makeup, and even full costumes like showgirls, clowns and jesters, birds, masquerade, burlesque, and more! We also have feather masks, feather boas and featherless boas, costume hats, Mardi Gras makeup kits, glitter, and even fancy shoes. Everything you need to create the most amazing, over the top Mardi Gras outfit!

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

As mentioned above, Mardi Gras is a big event in the LGBTQIA+ community's calendar, and perhaps the best known annual celebration of this in Australia is the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras! This year the celebrations run for an extended period from the 15th of February to the 3rd of March. There are events and shows all over the city during this time so there really is something for everyone to enjoy! And you're always welcome to wear your crazy Mardi Gras costumes and join in the celebrations, of course! Perhaps the most well known event of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras calendar is the massive parade held throughout the area that brings the city to a standstill! The 2019 parade takes place on Saturday the 2nd of March at 7pm. So what are you waiting for? Grab your favourite costume items and get involved today!